Christine Turner's blog

Purple Dinosaurs and Twinkly Chimes...Really?

Music is and always will be a huge part of my life, and I enjoy sharing my love for music with children.

At times, however, I am troubled that children's music is not more musically complex.  Children have the ability to experience different types of music at any age, and consequently, it is through these opportunities that they develop an appreciation of diverse compositions and sounds. It's an insult to the intelligence of infants and young people to think that every children's music cd needs to be sung by a purple dinosaur, or that it must include twinkly chimes.

Start the School Year Off Right.

 Wow! I cannot believe that summer vacation is over, and school has begun!  I know that starting school is a huge event in the lives of children and their families. 

So, to start this year off correctly, I wanted to share a few of my all time favorite books, and a few new stories that I’ve included on my personal to read list. Most of the items on this list are packed full of humor and are sure to delight young students. I hope they will help make the transition from summer vacation to starting school a little bit easier. 

Pokemon Club Meets Every Last Thursday Of The Month @ 4 pm

Children ages 7 to 10 years old are invited to join our Pokemon Club.
This meeting will be a great opportunity to meet other players and share ideas. Please make sure to bring your Nintendo DS, games, trading cards, and anything else you would like to share and discuss.

Our next meet will meet on Thursday, August 25th.

 

Before Your Next "Required Reading List"

Before you go back to school, I wanted to provide everyone with a few really fun books with a touch of humor. My favorite is No More Dead Dogs  Gordon Korman. It's hilarious, and it always leaves me in a good mood. I am a huge believer that reading should be fun, and children should be encouraged to read what they love.  So, let me know if you like these books. I would be happy to offer additional booklists like this one.

 

 

 

 

For the Love of a Bear

 

This weekend, on  August 21, 1921, Winnie the Pooh will turn 90 years old. 

Winnie the Pooh once said, "If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you." Luckily, we will never have to live without Winnie the Pooh for he will live forever in the  pages of books (and  in our hearts).

The original tales and poems by A. A. Milne are charming, and will spark the imagination of young readers. I highly recommend that you give them a try. 
 

Winnie the Pooh Craft

Toddler Time (2 - 3 years olds)

Wednesday, August 24th @ 10 am and 1:30 pm

Story Pals (3 - 6 years old)                            

Thursday, August 25th @ 10 am

 

 

Did you know that Winnie the Pooh's Birthday is just around the corner?  To celebrate, Ms Susan will be presenting a special craft next week during her storytimes. Tickets are not required by space is limited.

End of Summer Pick

Tween girls will especially like this light hearted and often funny story. A perfect pick for the end of summer. 

The Grand Plan to Fix Everything  by Uma Krishnaswami 

Clifford is Back!

Clifford was not feeling well and had to go to the Doctor.  He is better now, and looks  forward to seeing all of his friends.  Stop by the children's area to say hi. 

I have listed items that are available through your Harris County Branch below.

Picture Books about Clifford

It's Time to Plan for Success

To be successful in school it is important to be organized. But, it's not an easy task for young people who have to deal with schoolwork, friends, activities, chores, rooms, backpacks, lockers, desks, and what about fun? No wonder it becomes difficult for children to keep track of everything in their lives! 

Rave Reviews for The Emerald Atlas

I have been listening to,The Emerals Atlas, and it's something that I think you will enjoy. This is a paced fantasy fiction book that will grab your attention and leave you wanting more. What makes the audio edition so special is that it's read by Jim Dale...enough said. 

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