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August 3rd is National Watermelon Day!

 

Every year on August 3rd it is National Watermelon day. So, I thought that it would be fitting to tell you some juicy facts about watermelons and also share a few fun books. 

JUICY FACTS

Do you know, that in Japan they grow square watermelons? Why? Round watermelons take up a lot of room in a refrigerator and they are also more difficult to cut into slices. Seems like a very logical and creative solution. That being said, MSN news recently reported the that square watermelon sold for $856. What??? I think that I'll stick with the round ones for now. 

cow

Cows were highlighted in storytime this week; checkout these other great titles. 

Submitted by: Karen Lagarde, Barbara Bush 
Audience 
• Pre-school 
Books 
One Cow Moo Moo!
by:Bennett, David

Introduces the numbers one through ten as a puzzled little boy watches a succession of animals rush by. 
Cows in the kitchen by:Crebbin, June

While Tom Farmer is asleep under the haystack, the cows, ducks, pigs, hens and sheep make quite a mess in the farmhouse. 
Click Clack, Moo Cows that type by:Cronin, Doreen

Building Strong Readers with LEGO® Books

One of the ways that I support the needs of readers is to find out what their interests are.  As you can imagine, a lot of children (boys and girls) are interested in LEGO® products.  What you may not have realized is that there are several LEGO themed books available for checkout at your library.  I hope that you enjoy this selection.

 

 

 

 

Road to Reading

Early readers are specifically formatted to assist children with their understanding of the written word. Unfortunately, as a collective whole, publishers do not have a universal system for leveling books.

Oh, the Places You Will Go, When You Open a Book!

Have you ever wanted to  travel back in time?  Do you day dream of faraway places and wonder what it would be like? Just grab a book. Here are a few that I think you will enjoy.

Be First in Line

Here are a few books that will be on the shelves soon but they are not there yet. Grab your chance to be one of the first people to read these funny tales by placing a request on them today.

Tea Rex  by Molly Idle

Playing host to an unusual guest Cordelia tries her best to make sure her tea party is a smashing success. But no matter how closely Cordelia follows hosting etiquette, her prehistoric friend plays by his own rules.

Manners Matter

 

Parents are their child's most important teacher and what you say and what you do will help mold your child's future.  

Often it is through observing others that children learn about basic rules of etiquette. Consequentially, it is important that adults model the behavior that they would like for their child to have. In addition, you can help expand your child's knowledge and understanding by read books together and then talking. 

When children learn the importance of how to act and how to treat others they are provided a gift that will serve them throughout their entire life.

Babies and Books

 

 

Baby Read-Aloud Basics : Fun and Interactive Ways to Help Your Little One Discover the World of Words by Caroline J. Blakemore

Decades of research have proven the value of reading aloud to children, and the years between birth and age two are arguably the most crucial for language development.

Howdy Partner!!!!

 

As you know, the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is almost here. It's time for Ya'll to grab those boots, don your western hat, and get the buckaroos; so Ya'll can head on down yonder to the library. 

There you'll find western books just a waitin’ and they are guarantee to provide a boot scootin’ good time. So, Get along, little doggies, times a wastin’!.

It's Chilly Out There

The temperature has dropped and it will be cooler for the next several days.  So, get your comforter, crawl into bed and read a few of these chilly tales.

 

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