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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Children love to get their hands dirty and April is a perfect month to start a garden. After a long day in the sun I like to relax by sitting down in my favorite chair and read a few books.  Below are the books I picked this week to celebrate Spring. Enjoy.

Non-fiction

Mary Dodson Wade. Flowers bloom!

Happy Birthday Katie DiCamillo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Versatile, award-winning American author Kate DiCamillo writes well-crafted, often multilayered realistic fiction and fantasy stories for children. With both beautiful language and characters full of personality, her books are infused with a sweet tone and threads of humor; while not shying away from substantive themes. However, no matter what the story, DiCamillo weaves gentle humor throughout. 

Learning about the Library

Children visiting the Atascocita Branch Library received a tour of the library today.  Ms Susan also read one of our favorite picture books, "Bark George," by Jules Feiffer.

 

 

Do You Know what's for Dinner?

It’s hard enough trying to find food that the entire family will enjoy, but with the increased cost groceries, getting what you need at the store is a lot harder.  Luckily, your family doesn’t have to live off of frozen foods or “boxed” meals, because the right cookbook can help whip that food budget back into shape.   Below are a few of my recommendations for busy parents that want to serve real food to their family. 

Smörgåsbord Booklist

Most people, even children, know exactly what type of books they like.  Some adore series, while others will follow specific themes, genres or authors.  That being said, there are times in one’s life that you have a desire for something out of the ordinary…Something unfamiliar and fresh.

Celebrating Spring

Storytimes this Week.

Children, who attended family storytime last night, celebrated the beginning of the spring season by making wands. 

The family storytime program meets every Monday night, at 7:00 p.m.  Children of all ages are welcome. Craft projects are often provided.

Coming up later this week, Ms Susan will be reading a few of her favorite books about spring.  Toddler storytime is on Wednesdays at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm.  Pre-school program is held on Thursday at 10:00 am.  We hope to see you there.

Love @ First Sight, Atascocita Pokemon Club

Thursday, March 31st @ 4:00 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. 

In the meantime, below are my Pokemon book picks for the month.  If you have created a Pokemon drawing Ms Susan and I would love to see it.  Feel free to bring it in to share with the group.  

Ferret Cam

Children and their families had a wonderful time learning about ferrets last Monday evening at the Atascocita Branch Library.

If you missed out on the fun, but are interested in ferrets, I would like to recommend checking out the ferret cam at the National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center.  At this site, you will be able to view a nesting box at the Zoo's Virginia campus.  Soon this mother ferret will have her babies, and you will be able to view them as well.

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