Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
In this fifth adventure our misfit mad scientist, Franny, has just lost her latest invention ... inside her dog/assistant's stomach. Franny has no choice but to shrink herself and enter through Igor's slimy snotty nose to get the Doomsday Device and deactivate it before it explodes! Can she wade through the mush and sort through all the things Igor has eaten in order to find the device in time?
Pick up a copy of Frantastic Voyage by Jim Benton and find out.
This gross yet engrossing story is for 2nd - 4th graders.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Try out all the designs, the cool Canard, fast flying Dart or the funky Square, in this newest book on Making Paper Airplanes That Really Fly by Nick Robinson.
Spend hours making and testing these designs. Which ones work best?
Can you design your own? Have some high flying fun!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
For another dinner try the same recipe but make them into hamburgers instead. Turn the loaf into round patties, cook them in a skillet, throw on some ketchup.... Delicious!
Friday, December 15, 2006
You have to read this very funny book about a very funny girl who likes to know about everything and is willing to try new things all the time. The book is called Henrietta there’s no one better by Martine Murray. Have fun reading it.
For 4th grade readers and up.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
It's about friendships.
It's about knitting.
It's about that magical comfortable place where you can find yourself and be yourself.
You'll find yourself wanting to start your own knitting circle after reading Chicks With Sticks (It's a Purl Thing) by Elizabeth Lenhard.
For 6th grade readers and up.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
... then you might like the Mallory series by Laurie Friedman.
Nine year old Mallory is having to adjust to her new home and school where her mother is also the new teacher.
Happy Birthday, Mallory!
Mallory on the Move
Back to School, Mallory
For 2nd - 4th grade readers.
Monday, December 11, 2006
You have to read this book to find out if he will lie, when he will lie and why he will lie. This is a story about friends, family and all the drama that goes on in school. You will really like No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
by Joshua Prince
This is a story of an eastbound ant walking tickety-tack in search of a snack. What the ant doesn't know is that this is also a story of westbound train going clickety clack. And they're both on the very same track! Will the ant make it or will the story end with a very sad SMACK? It's all in the hands of a railroad switchman named Jack who must act quick to avoid a huge whack!
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tommy has lost his beloved pal and dog after a car accident but finds a new friend in a real live dinosaur hidden in a cave.
Don't miss this exciting comic book story of loss and friendship, Tommysaurus Rex by Doug Tennapel.
For 4th grade readers and up.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg takes a boy on a magical ride on an express train straight the North Pole in order to celebrate Christmas eve with Santa.
Santa Calls by William Joyce harks back to the 1920's where a special balloon takes three adventurous children on journey to visit Santa in the North Pole only to encounter the Dark Elves and their evil queen.
For preschool age and up.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Her dad is the famous superhero The Blue Scarab!
Her mom is super archeologist Dr. Dare!
Her uncle is a master spy in disguise!
Adventure and crime fighting is in her blood!
But are Alison and her schoolmates ready for all this action?
Thrill seekers everywhere, read the comic book adventures of Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventure, Volumes 1!
For 4th grade readers and up.
Friday, December 01, 2006
An afternoon of Grinch mischief and Whoville madness is coming to the library. Join us for a showing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey on December 8, 2007 at 3:30 p.m.
Read the story! Watch the movie! Which do you like better?
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Try a new fun graphic novel series, Babymouse, about an ordinary girl with a giant size imagination and a constant craving for pink cupcakes. Her rich fantasy life always clashes with her real life. She daydreams when she's in class, in the shower, pretty much whenever and wherever.
Start with Babymouse: Queen of the World and work your way through the entire series by Jennifer and Matthew Holm.
For 3rd - 4th grade readers.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Give a friend a calculator and tell them to key in the number of the month in which they were born.
- Multiply by 4
- Add 13
- Multiply by 25
- Subtract 200
- Add the day of the month they were born
- Multiply by 2
- Subtract 40
- Multiply by 50
- Add the last two digits of the year they were born
- Subtract 10,500
Ask to look at the calculator and then tell them their full date of birth. The first one or two digits gives the month, the next two gives the day, the last two gives the year.
This is just one trick you'll find in Johnny Ball's Go Figure! A Totally Cool Book About Numbers. Whether you absolutely love math or hate it, you won't be able to resist this intriguing book all about numbers. It is bursting with mind boggling brain teasers, magic, illusions and puzzles that are both challenging and fun. You'll also see that numbers relate to practically everything around us whether it is history, art, science, music, magic, sports or the lottery!
Monday, November 27, 2006
by Marion Bauer
Jonathan loves Mama Goose. In fact, he loves all animals at the Alaskan zoo where his father is the keeper. Nearby in the wild, a young bear is becoming more and more desperate. His mother has turned him away and he must now survive on his own. The poor young bear is getting hungrier and hungrier but can't find any food. And when he finally does, he is attacked by an angry moose. Now hurt and starving, he is moving further and further away from his territory and closer to Jonathan's home. One night, the two "boys" meet and Jonathan is absolutely taken with the bear. Jonathan lures the bear into the zoo with food which brings about disaster. Jonathan witnesses firsthand how much harm a wild animal can cause. Now the bear has been named trouble and the zoo authorities are looking for him. Jonathan is torn. Should he try save to Trouble? Would Trouble hurt him too?
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
our online tutors will be available Friday, November 24, for your homework needs. Go through the library's website, www.glendalepubliclibrary.org and click on online resources.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Not only is Sam the new kid but the school bully is targeting him and gets him sent to the principal’s office. Sam's home life is not any better. His older brother is a jerk. Now this mysterious box at the front door suddenly morphs into his twin and sends him into some other parallel universe where students have six eyes and the school secretary looks like an octopus. Meanwhile, Exeter, the mischievous shape-shifting intergalactic alien is ruining what’s left of his already miserable life. How can Sam capture this alien twin and get his life back? Find out when you read Interplanetary Avenger by Caroline Luzzatto.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
In the mood for a cookie now? Try making this no bake recipe with your preschooler:
1/2 cup (80 g) raisins
1/2 cup (75 g) chopped dates
2 tablespoons (60 g) of honey
3 graham crackers
Pour raisins, dates, and honey into mixing bowl. Put the graham crackers in a ziplock sandwich bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Add to honey and fruit mixture. Mix until the ingredients are able to form balls. Roll into balls. Let dry and serve.
Recipe is from Creating Readers : Over 1000 Games, Activities, Tongue Twisters, Fingerplays, Songs, and Stories to Get Children Excited About Reading by Pam Schiller (pg 120-121).
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
A Room With a Zoo
by Jules Feffier
You absolutely have to have one. You can't stop thinking about it. You really really really need a pet dog. I mean really. The only thing that stands in your way is time. Your parents tell you that once you turn 10.5, then you'll be old enough. But what if you're only 9. What do you do you in the meantime? You convince your parents of a cat. So Timmy joins the household. You're so excited! Except there's a problem. Timmy is M-O-O-D-Y! He won't let you pet him and he keeps hiding. Ok let's forget Timmy for awhile. So Hammy the hamster joins the household. And he's wayyyy friendlier. Now that you have two pets there's no reason they can't be friends right? Even if Hammy might make Timmy a little hungry? You get many warnings from your family, but they don't know everything, do they? Well, it turns out that in this case they do! Hammy makes it alive though. But Timmy needs someone to take his mind off Hammy. And that someone is Oscar.But it doesn't end there. Before Julie is done with the school year she'll have even more guests living in her room including Reddy 1, Reddy 2, Turtelini, Butch, Jessie, and Stitches.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
To view a copy of Scholastic's THE KIDS AND FAMILY READING REPORT, go to http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/news/readingreport.htm