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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.

Where are you Caillou?

Caillou is a book character that many children are fond of. However, I noticed that several of my young friends were having difficulty finding these books. Why? 

At the library, we organize picture books by the author's last name. However, Caillou is one of those series that has been written by several different people. Consequently, many friends are not able to find what they are looking for.

I have gathered these items for you and they are now located on a display in the children's area. I hope that this makes it easier for you to find the items you want to read.

 

What Was Curious George's First Job?

This week in storytime we celebrated Curious George. During the program I had asked, "What was Curious George's first job?" Did anyone figure it out?  Not sure. To discover the answer checkout Curious George Takes a Job  by  H. A. (Hans Augusto) Rey and  Margret Rey.

Toddlers, TumbleBooks and Trains. Oh my!

Today, in the Toddler storytime we discussed the TumbleBook Library. If you were unable to attend the program or are unable to find your handout click here to learn more. Many children enjoyed making a simple train puppet during the program. I have included the Little Red Caboose lyrics below so you can continue the fun at home.

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.

Elephants Stomp in Storytime

As promised, here are the lyrics to the Elephant Counting Song that we have been using in storytime.  

One little elephant went out to play
Upon a spider's web one day
He had such tremendous fun
that he called for another elephant to come.

Two little elephants...
Three little elephants...
Four little elephants...

Five little elephants went out one day
Upon a spider's web to play
But  suddenly,
The spider's web BROKE!
And they all fell down.

What Are Your Plan for this Weekend? I Have an Idea...

You may have activities planned for Spring Break but what about for this weekend? Help your child develop an appreciation for art by attending the Museum of Fine Arts Houston!

On Saturdays and Sundays, children ages 6 to 18 will be provided  free general admission to the  Museum of Fine Arts Houston  with any public library card! 

How do I get a Library Card?

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