Friday, January 27, 2017

BOOK REVIEWS!

The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz

A hodgepodge of different narrators in 1242 France introduce readers to three unusual children and one remarkable dog. As their individual stories unfold and their paths collide, tension reaches a fever pitch as an agent of the Inquisition nips at their heels. Gidwitz's epic medieval adventure packs in boisterous action, richly depicted history, and lovable underdog characters, all illuminated by Hatem Aly's stunning artwork. The Middle Ages have never been as exciting or as funny!
* A Newbery Honor book *
For Grades 4-9

Paul and Antoinette 
 Acceptance and respecting individual differences are among the many themes in this sweet story. Two unforgettable sibling pigs, an extrovert and an introvert, spend a typical day together. Paul and Antoinette are two thoroughly independent pigs that go against gender specific stereotypes, while expressing their charming personalities.  They may have differences, but their love and affection for one another is obvious.   While the text explores important issues, the illustrations keep it cheerful and heartwarming!  A perfect read aloud for children ages 3-7.  

Friday, November 25, 2016

Upcoming in December...




Join us for the Big Mouth Holiday Puppet Show on Sunday, December 4 @ 10am.    Share in the fun with the hilarious Big Mouth characters from Petra Puppets.  There's Itty Bitty Hippo, Turkey Opera, The Great Chimpini Monkey Magician, Plant Artiste Vincent DeVine,  Kevin the Carsick Rabbit (plus the amazing unknown talents of the audience)!  Tickets became available in late November.  Call for information about this
 laugh-out-loud family show!


On Monday December 5 @ 3:30pm, the Baking Coach will be here to help the children create 3 melting snowmen out of buttercream and fondant using assorted candy decorations.  Everybody goes home with their cookie creations in a box.  For grades 2 and up.  Limited registration begins Thursday, December 1. Call for details.



Saturday, October 1, 2016

On our way to 1,000 books!

Congratulations to our very first young patron to reach not only the 100 books read milestone but also the first to reach the 200 books read milestone!

Samantha keep reading and enjoying books on your fantastic journey to
 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Reading Suggestions:
  • Have fun!  Reading should never be a chore.  It is an enjoyable time to bond with your child sharing stories both new and old.
  • Expose your child to a variety of stories, rhymes and songs. This introduces your child to new vocabulary and concepts. 
  • Don't forget non-fiction books count too! They are a fabulous way to learn about, and gain information on subjects or topics that interest them.
Keep reading! 
 Visit the Children's Room to show us your log and receive a reward at each 100 book milestone.