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What You Might Not Know About Dr. Seuss

Many of you are familiar with the beloved children's books written by Dr. Seuss. What you may not be aware of is that "Dr. Seuss" was a nom de plume. His given name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. 

Keeping a Watchful Eye

During hot summer days, water activities are a great way to exercise and cool off. Even though the kids are back in school, many Texans will be enjoying the beach and local pool for weeks to come. As the days roll into fall, it's easy to become more relaxed and less mindful of the dangers of water, I wanted to remind everyone about water safety.

 

Back to School Fun!

Summer is almost over and many children will begin returning to school this month. Often, students have the first day jitters starting school, or experience stress when entering a new grade.  Below are a few books that you might enjoy reading as a family. Books have the ability to provide children insight, or they can even shed light on the funny side of life.  

  

Two New Books by Jeff Kinney

Fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will want to place a request for the next two books written by Jeff Kinney.   Diary o

Forever Friends

 

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”   Henry David Thoreau

Creative Corner: Expanding the World through Art

"The World is but a Canvas to the Imagination.”
Henry David Thoreau
 

Creative Corner

I spent the Fourth of July weekend with my niece and nephew who were visiting from Colorado.  During their visit, we created several art projects together. 

Below are a few of my favorite resources for exploring art with children.  Please feel free to share any art projects or books that you have found to be useful.     

 

 

 

Happy Fourth of July!

The 4th of July is the perfect setting for a fun filled day of food, family and friends. If weather permits, I will be picnicking in the park this weekend.  

Please feel free to share a favorite cookbook or recipe below.  I am always looking for new recipes and would love any suggestions you may have.

Ease Summer Camp Jitters with Books

 

Summer camp offers many fun experiences for children. However, if this is your child’s first visit away from home they may be feeling anxious. These feelings are normal.  In fact, everyone, even adults feel stress when dealing with things that are unfamiliar to them.

When children know what to expect from a situation they tend to be more confident and are willing to try new things.  One great way to help ease your child’s fears is to simply talk with them and books offer a great medium for starting a conversation. 

Poetry of America

Last month was National Poetry Month, so why am I writing this blog in May?  If you had a chance to visit the Atascocita Branch you may have noticed my display of poetry books in the children's area. I am happy to report that many children and adults checked these items out. Even though April is over and gone, I am hopeful that you will continue to explore books in this area of the library.

Monday, May 31st, our country will celebrate Memorial Day. This national holiday commemorates the U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who died while in military service.  I have chosen books about America in honor of these brave men and women.   
 
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