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Take Pride In The U.S.A.

Parents and teachers, can help children develop a sense of pride and patriotism for America by sharing books.

The Pledge of Allegiance. Francis Bellamy

Mammals

With a few exceptions, mammals are animals that have fur/hair on their bodies, regulate their body temperature, nourish their young with milk and  they give birth to live young.

Dig into a Good Book!

 Children are memorized by the machinery which helps us move mountains and build skyscrapers. The items below are the perfect choice for those who desire a good book to "dig" into.

Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? Brianna Caplan Sayres

Yo-ho-ho!

Have you ever wondered what the Children's Librarians like to read?  Recently, they were asked  what their favorite pirate books are. I have listed their responses below. 

The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle

Create, Explore and Learn with LEGO® Books

Children and tweens alike, have been playing with LEGO® bricks for 80 years and their popularity continues to grow.

Luckily, LEGO bricks are not only fun but also educational as well. Many studies recognize that children gain valuable skills when they play with LEGOs, such as; creativity, problem solving, decision making and math. If you have ever wondered what to do with all of those LEGO bricks after you completed the planned project checkout a few of the suggested titles below. 

150 Years Ago, President Abraham Lincoln, Issued The Emancipation Proclamation

On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, making all slaves in seceding states free as of January 1, 1863. If you are interested in learning more about this topic checkout some of the books that I have listed below.

The Emancipation Proclamation  Stephen Krensky.

IT'S A VERY BIG YEAR FOR CLIFFORD

Classrooms Nationwide have been invited to take part in a live webcast event, on Monday, September 24th, 2012, for the kick off  of the 50th anniversary celebration for Clifford. The celebration will continue throughout the 2012-2013 school year and will include a birthday card campaign leading up to Clifford's official birthday on February 14, 2013. 

Clifford’s BIG Ideas

Rin Tin Tin

There are many wonderful stories and some are actually true.

American Girl Is Coming To Houston

 

 

As some of you might know, American Girl is opening a store in Houston at the Memorial City Mall. Their grand opening weekend will be September 15-16. If you choose to attend I would recommend that you bring your camera for they have many activities planned including crafts and doll drawings.

Learn About The Presidential Campaigns and Election

Race to the Ballot: The Our White House Presidential Campaign and Election Kit for Kids!
The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance has created this Presidential Campaign and Election Kit to help parents and teachers encourage children to actively learn more about the political process in America. 

To get an easy-to-print PDF version of this Kit, click here.

 

 

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