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Audio Books Playlist For Children

Many of you will soon be celebrating Spring Break. So, I wanted to highlight audio books for young children. The items that I have chosen not only include the picture book, but they also include a musical CD version. I encourage you to try these out during your next car trip.

Fabulous Fun With Food

 

 

The books this week take an unexpected spin and sometimes hilarious twist on traditional tales.  

The Girl Scouts Will Soon Celebrate Their 100th Anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

Juliette Gordon Low held the first Girl Scout Troop meeting on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Today, the girl Scout organization continues to grow with 3.2 million active members who are dedicated to making our world a better place.  Not many organizations have left an imprint on the lives of so many young people. I hope that they have  many more years of success. 

Books to Tickle Your Funny Bone

In my opinion, there are few things more delightful than, to hear the giggling laughter of  children.  My booklist this week is dedicated to those wonderful authors and illustrators who understand their inner child and share it with the world.  

 

Murphy Meets the Treadmill by Harriet Ziefert

National Black History Month 2012

National Black History Month is a time when we as a nation annually pay tribute to individuals of African or African-American decent who have contributed to our history and culture.  

When Marian sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson, The Voice of a Century by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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.

 

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