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President Washington

 I promised to share a few of my favorite books on George Washington so here they are. Most of the items listed are found in the non-fiction or biography section of the library. That being said, I hope that you will check a few out and give them a try. Almost all the book on this list uses a picture book format, which children typically enjoy. The illustrations make a factual subject like history fun and inviting. By presenting information in this manner, it becomes more like a story. In return, children can better relate to the person or subject that is being presented.

 

Trickster Tales

 

The stories of Anansi, the most famous spider in West Africa, have been passed down for generations.  B.O.L.T, the Atascocita Teen Advisory Board, is providing a puppet show this afternoon about this clever character.  Below are a few of my favorite trickster tales. 

Tooth Tales

According to Chase's Calendar of Events, National Tooth Fairy Day is celebrated on February 28th.

Who Doesn't Love Pancakes?

I don't know a single person who doesn't like pancakes, and February 14 - 20th is National Pancake week.  I realize that the celebrations are almost over, but this topic was too yummy to past up.  Not to mention the fact, that it's never too early to start planning for next year...Maybe I'll have pancakes for dinner tonight. 

Exciting News!

 Jerry Pinkney is the first individual African American to win the Caldecott Medal award! 

Celebrate Black History Month with Books!

I have created this booklist to include both non-fiction and picture books for elementary school students. Often, picture books are discouraged for children who are past pre-school. This booklist demonstrates that picture books are an effective tool for children of every age, and especially when teaching historical material.  

 

 Africans in America, 1619-1865  by Kay Melchisedech Olson

 

2009-2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award

 

2009-2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award  Winner:

 

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa begins December 26th and ends on January 1st.   

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