Christine Turner's blog

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.

 

Celebrate the 100th Day of School with a Book!

 

 

Sometime this month, your child will celebrate the 100th day of school. This is a great opportunity to practice basic math skills and hands on projects. In addition to the books listed below you will find several other activity links. Happy reading!

  100th Day Worries.  Margery Cuyler.

The 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Books Are Now Available

Books for the Bluebonnet Award List 2013-2014 are now available at HCPL locations.
According to the Texas Library Association, "The Texas Bluebonnet Award reading program encourages Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and identify their favorite books."  These books are recommended  for grades 3-6.

 

Our Leaders

 

Presidents’ Day is a little less than a month away. So, the question is how much do you really know about the men who have lead our Nation? What makes a leader? Do you want to learn more?

Stop!...before you answer that question, let me tell you that the books I have chosen are not like text books. Luckily, they not only include facts, but they also have a visual story to tell through illustrations. Children, especially ones who are visual learners, use these clues to help link information about each President with the historical events that took place during his presidency.

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