Have you ever wondered what the library staff is reading? Well, here is your chance to see what I have on my desk at this very moment. I can guarantee that you will see a few of these items at my Family Storytime. Happy reading!
Something to Do David Lucas.
A celebration of the imagination reminiscent of Harold and the Purple Crayon.Big Bear and Little Bear want to find something to do. So they head out for a walk in the great white open yet still, nothing. But when one of them picks up a stick, snaps it in half, and starts to draw a landscape, they realize that the only limit to what they can do is their imagination. And with these two, it turns out their imaginations are as open as the sky.Parents will welcome and children will love this funny, fresh, and adorable new book tackling the age-old misconception that there's simply nothing to do.
Chomp! Toothy Tales to Bite Back the "Summer Slide."
"The researchers concluded that two-thirds of the 9th grade reading achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during elementary school. This achievement level is a huge determinant of whether students stay in school and follow a college-preparatory track."
Johns Hopkins University Researchers
Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson (2007)
HCPL's Summer Reading Fun 2014 starts Monday, June 2 and Book Hunters will be here to help make this a great summer of reading for you and the whole family. Just tell us what you like and we'll send you a list of reading recommendations. Let the R and R begin! (That's reading and relaxing, folks).
Here are few of our favorites in keeping with this year's science-related themes
What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward (toddler)
Oh, No!, or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett (picture book)
A Tooth is Loose by Lisa Trumbauer (early reader)
Shaping Up Summer by Lizann Flatt (juvenile nonfiction)
Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman (ya fiction)
If you only want to checkout one book this week, I would suggest that you get Science and Craft Projects with Wildlife, by Ruth Owen. Why? It includes the instructions on how to make crystal "rocks' using borax. This was one of my favorite things to do as a kid, and every child that I have shared it with, absolutely loves it!
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