Friday, October 29, 2010
Hamlet thought eighth grade was going to be her year to be at the top of the heap and everything would go smoothly, but no. Her genius seven year old sister, Dezzie, who needs to fulfill her arts requirement before going off to college will be going to be going to school AND attend classes with her. What's worse, in English and Social Studies, they will be studying all things Shakespeare. And just when she thought it couldn't get any worse, it does.
Read all about The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne. A tragic comedy for readers in 6th - 8th grade.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
WHERE: Central Library Children's Room
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, Ca 91205
For children ages four and older and their families, come and make a mask, share some Halloween stories and treats.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Framed by Gordon Korman is next in the Griffin Bing series and perfect read for 4th -6th graders.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Dino feels a deep attraction for the beautiful architecture of his city. He is always seen drawing buildings, monuments, cathedral domes and courtyards in his sketchbook. The Fernandez family decides to leave Havana and moves to Spain for 3 years. Dino’s father should help his brother’s family while he recovers from an accident. The length of stay in Spain is painful and Dino is constantly thinking when to return to Havana.
In 1956 the family moves back to Havana. Dino’s parents go back to work at the restaurant they own. In 1959 when Castro and the Communist Party take over the Cuban government, it’s time to say good-bye to Havana definitely. They move to New York city. Dino carries his sketchbook with him but mostly of the time the pages stay empty. He longs every day to come back to his home country, so he tries to find a solution to his homesickness building a model of the Cuban capital on his bedroom floor.
The bestselling children’s author, Rosemary Wells, was moved to tell the story of “Dino” after hearing and interview with the architect Secundino Fernandez in 2001. Grades 3-4 – Ages 8-9. Written by Rosemary Wells with Secundino Fernandez, illustrated by Peter Ferguson.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Katherine from the Pacific Park Branch enjoys reading this title to classes that visit the library:
Reluctant readers don’t stand a chance with Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas. From four years old to 4th graders, this book will have them standing, sitting down, dancing and making faces at the direction of a lady bug narrator. With the characteristic humor of Thomas, this short but sweet book makes storytimes and reading fun!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker is a laugh-out-loud chapter book. Clementine, a quirky third grader, has trouble paying attention. She frequently gets in trouble. This week has been especially bad. Okay, disastrous. First she cut her best friend’s hair. Then she cut her own hair to make her friend feel better. Clementine has good intentions. But she can’t seem to stay out of the principal’s office.
An endearing, unforgettable story. For grades 2-3.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Thomas and the Dragon Queen
By Shutta Crum
Thomas, a rather small boy, won’t let his size get in the way of fulfilling his dream of becoming a knight. This fantastical tale of knighthood, princesses, and dragons is sure to delight the child who has the everlasting hope of becoming someone important; and, in Thomas’ case, to become a knight and serve his King because size really doesn’t matter!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Katherine the Children's Librarian from the Pacific Park Branch suggests:
Shoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar is perfect for storytimes and one-on-one sharing. With this tale of travel and adventure, storytellers can practice character voices and get audience participation with the repetitive phrase, “How do you do?” The charming illustrations of Polly Dunbar beautifully compliment the lyrical words of her mother, Joyce. A surprise ending will leave children clamoring for more.
For Preschool – 2nd grade.