Culture Bits - Share The Princess

The PRINCESS And The PEA has been around for generations. Rachel Isadora has illustrated a brand new version of The Princess And The Pea and she tells the story using iconic African patterns and profiles. It is bee-yoo-tee-ful !!

Kid Bits - the TAJ MAHAL of India

"Echoing the style of the magnificent manuscripts that chronicle Emperor Shah Jahan's rule" ... the reader is transported to the Mughal era in India and the combined history and legend of one of the world's most famous monuments. Experience this with Taj Mahal for elementary school-age readers/listeners.

Kid Bits - A FLYING bed ?!?

How can this happen? A FLYING bed??
She said, "A bed I WANT and a bed I shall HAVE, even if it carries me to the ends of the earth." And then ....
If you enjoyed Me, All Alone At The End Of The World by M.T. Anderson, you might enjoy The Flying Bed. It has more words than a picture book, and fabulous enough pictures to win the 2006 Hamilton King Award.

Kid Bits - Imagine THIS !

Imagine you're a PIRATE, a PRINCESS, a KNIGHT, or a MERMAID, a WIZARD and more !!
"The Imagine This!" series helps you know what you need to be an Imagineer... Pirate codes... Equipment and accessories... words... food and drink...
Have FUN !

KidBits - Peter Pan

There is only one sequel to Peter Pan that has ever been granted. It is a current award winner titled Peter Pan In Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean. You can visit Geraldine McCaughrean's web site and FIGURE OUT why she was chosen. It is a wonderful family "read together" for elementary school ages, or a fun "read alone" for kids who like longer chapter books and fantasy. The library owns the recorded version which is great for road trips!

Kid Bits - 2nd-4th Grade Reads

Youth Librarians have been making school visits to announce Summer Reading starts when school stops in June!
Here are two recommended books for kids in grades 2-4.
In Star Jumper: Journal Of A Cardboard Genius, Alex can make ANYTHING if he can just figure out how to get enough cardboard boxes and duct tape.
In The Homework Machine, Brenton is a 5th grade software ace and figures out how to make his computer do homework. It will even print in his handwriting. The teacher notices that class homework assignments have all become A+. Hmmmm.... She needs to FIGURE IT OUT!

Kid Bits - Fairy Tracks

Surround yourself with fairy lore and fantasize with these books. Clemency Pogue yells, "I DON'T believe in fairies!" to get rid of a troublesome sprite. The problem is that she caused more damage than she ever intended. Now she needs to FIGURE OUT how to fix the situation. You can read more about sprites, their wishes, and hopes in the newest edition of the Spiderwick Chronicles: The Care And Feeding Of Sprites.

FIGURE IT OUT first

Before you get a new pet, FIGURE IT OUT and READ first. In June 2007 Malletts Creek Branch will host a quinea PIGnic with the 4-H Cavy Crew and their live pigs. Fun "pig lit" includes pet care and stories. Try listening to Tales of Olga DePolga on CD in the car. Twenty Is Too Many by Kate Duke can be read as fun or advice.
Great facts on pet care can be found in Silkies And Other Guinea Pigs and Guinea Pigs.

FIGURE IT OUT soon

I figured out who my new favorite author is. Sara Pennypacker! After I read a review in School Library Journal, I read Clementine. Then I took home The Talented Clementine. Then I checked out Stuart's Cape and Stuart Goes To School. I LOVED these characters! They are strong contenders for fans of R.Q.(Ramona Quimby), H.H.(Henry Huggins), J.B.J.(Junie B. Jones), J.P.(Joey Pigza), F.D.D.(Franklin Delano Donuthead), and G.B.G.(Gooney Bird Greene).

Book Bits - Lost and Found

Where's My Sock? Are you a loser? You could be a finder too? Read this book together to find a clever solution to a common problem.

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