Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
For grades 7 and up.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
If you have not signed up for this summer's reading program, Get A Clue, it is still not too late to read your eight books to earn a free one and other prizes. Ask your librarian.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
In the fascinating book A SINGLE SHARD by Linda Sue Park, Tree-Ear, an orphan lives under a bridge in a potter's village. He sneaks around admiring the craft of one particular potter named Min. One day Min catches him after he breaks a piece of pottery, and puts him to work. But it's not really work to Tree-Ear, and every day he returns back to his home under the bridge to tell his friend Crane-Man about what he has learned. The potter Min comes to rely on Tree-Ear, and one day sends him on a very important journey. This book won the Newberry Award in 2002, and you will want to read it without putting it down! A good book for 4th grade and older.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
If you haven't signed up for the Summer Reading it still isn't too late as it does not end until August 4, 2007. You have lots of time to read eight books (or if you are not a reader, have them read to you), write the titles in special reading log that will be in the bag you get when you sign up. When you are finished reading, come back to the Library and chose a book from the prize drawers to take home.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
In the book Gus & Gertie and the Lucky Charms by Joan Lowery Nixon, Gus and Gertie are off to the winter Olympics to show off their synchronized swimming talent. While they are there, they learn that swimming only happens in summer, and someone is stealing the athletes lucky charms! Gus and Gertie try many things to find out who is stealing the lucky charms, and you'll be surprised who the culprit is in the end. This is a great book for someone who is just starting to read chapter books, but still enjoys fun and colorful pictures to go along with the story. Grades 2-4.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
The author not only provided suspense and mystery as the reader tries to understand Crispin's troubles, Avi also did a good job describing what was going on during that period. Crispin and his faith in God and in his patron saint, St. Giles, embodies the values of the Middle Ages, a time when Christianity was rapidly spreading throughout Europe and religious zeal among the peasantry was rampant. Read this book to get a glimpse of a boy's life from a long ago era and find out how why the Cross of Lead is significant to Crispin.
"Crispin: At the Edge of the World" is the second book in the Crispin Series by Avi. The story continues as Bear and Crispin enjoys their freedom from Crispin's pursuers. Eager to restart their life as minstrels and jugglers, they have not gone far when Bear was recognized by another member of the brotherhood he once served. Once again, the pair pursued because the brotherhood believes Bear to be an informer and they want him dead.
Although I enjoyed the story, I like the first book better but this one is a must read if you read Cross of Lead. In this book you will see that Crispin has matured beyond his years as he tries to survive in a new world outside the little village he grew up in. It was touching for me when they arrived to a town destroyed by war and Crispin saw the great sea for the first time in his life and he narrated: "Thus it was that in one brief time I saw the hand of God's creation as thrice awesome -- and the hand of man's destruction frightening three times more." Avi's style of writing has a way of bringing vividly to reader's mind what the story's narrator is seeing.
by Dora, Children's Room Intern
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
When: July 14, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Children's Room, Central Library, 222 East Harvard
We are going to learn to juggle from expert Donna Wood-Babcock and amaze all our friends and family. Join us for lots of fun. This free program is best for children ages four and older and their families.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Have you ever written to a Pen Pal? Or, do you know someone who is just starting to learn English? Well, Jenny's dealing with both. In DEAR WHISKERS by Ann Whitehead Nagda, Jenny's class must write letters to the second grade pretending to be mice. Everyone gets a response except for Jenny. She learns that her pen pal, Sameera, is from Saudi Arabia and is just starting to learn English. At first this is discouraging for Jenny, but she thinks of some creative ways to help Sameera learn English and return her correspondence. Perfect for 1st - 3rd graders, or those just starting to read chapter books.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Karen Rae Kraut in
Vaudeville Mystery Theater
An afternoon of music, comedy and drama as in the days before tv and movies.