Christine Turner's blog

Love Comes In All Sizes

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and it is a holiday that is celebrated by people of all ages. So, I wanted to share a few items that you might enjoy reading together as a family.

I would also like to recommend, checking with your local HCPL Branch Library,  to see what activities or holiday storytime programs they may have to offer. 




 

Medical History Deep in the Heart of Texas

February is National Heart month. So, I thought that it would be fitting to highlight Dr. Denton Cooley, a man whose accomplishments in medicine are deeply rooted in Houston, but are know throughout the world.
 

Chilly Tales for Winter Fun

Here are a few books that you can share with your toddler to experience the frosty season of winter.  Enjoy!

 

Little Bea and The Snowy Day by  Daniel Roode.

Little Bea and her friends enjoy a day of snow angels, skating, and even making a new snow friend.

Listening to the Past

 

 

The books I have chosen for this week are about several amazing women.  Some, you may have heard of before, but my guess is  that many of the names will be new to you.

 We can be inspired by their strength and learn from their mistakes.  They lived their lives during different parts of history but each one has a story to share. Enjoy. 

Twilight Tales

As the sun set and twilight approaches children begin to realize that bedtime is near. Many chose to wander about in scattered fashion as they dillydally their time away. Thus, the art of procrastination can be achieved at a surprisingly early age.

I advise parents’ that they can support their child’s needs by setting and staying with a bedtime routine. The American Academy of Pediatrics states, "it's almost impossible to overstress the importance of a calm, orderly bedtime routine."  Creating an evening story-time promotes a tranquil environment for your young child, consequently; supporting their need  them unwind from the day.

 

The Path of a German Folktale

 The German folk-tale, Hänsel and Gretel  was first created by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. Over the years, their work been passed down and translated in many languages. They are now known simply as "The Brothers Grimm." The selection below is just a small sample of the adaptations of Hänsel and Gretel which have been created over the years.  I hope you enjoy discovering or revisiting this classic tale. 

A Book Can Be A Great Tool!

Health and fitness are always high on the list when it comes to New Years Resolutions. So if,  you made a resolution is to eat less processed foods and make healthier choices, I would like to suggest one of my favorite books.

 The Simple Art of EatingWell Cookbook : 400 Easy Recipes, Tips and Techniques for Delicious, Healthy Meals.

What Lies Upon Your Head? A Hat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A hat is more than just something that lies upon your head. A hat can be many things.  

 

Don't Worry, Douglas!  by David Melling.

Has Your Heart Been Captured By Siku?

Siku, the baby polar bear in Denmark, has stolen hearts around the world.  Both children and adults alike can not get enough of this cute little cub. 

So, I thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight a few of the books you can check out about polar bears. 

Share in the Delight of an American Tradition

 

During storytime this morning, several young friends informed me that they would be celebrating Thanksgiving this week.  I asked them what their plans were, and they quickly noted that they were going to watch "the parade!"

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