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Houston Family Book List -- November 2010

HCPL's Book Bites column appears monthly in Houston Family Magazine.  Each column features suggested books for toddlers through teens.  Get the new list every month in the magazine, available at all of our branches.  Previous columns.

Toddlers (Ages 1-3)

New Book Picks -- October 2010


Toddlers (Ages 1-3)

New Book Picks - August 2010


Toddlers (Ages 1-3)

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That Story Times

Cat in the HatThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That is a new show on PBS.  To celebrate this new show every branch of Harris County Public Library will be presenting a special story time including a short preview of the show between August 30 and September 11. 

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That begins airing Monday through Friday on September 6 at 7:30 A.M and 1:30 P.M. and Sundays at 6:30 A.M. on HoustonPBS.

Click here for The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That website.

New Book Picks -- May 2010

New Book Picks - March 2010


Toddlers (Ages 1-3)

Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, and adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.

March/April Teen Newsletter


The March/April 2010 edition of the Teen Newsletter is now available and features Teen Tech Week.  Teen Tech Week is March 7 - 13, 2010 and the theme this year is Learn, Create, Share @ your Library

There is also an interview with Arwen Meador, Assistant Branch Librarian at the Octavia Fields Branch Library as well as a list of some of the new materials added to the Young Adult collection at Harris County Public Library.

Read Across America Day

Harris County Public Library celebrates Read Across America Day with programs at all of our branches.  Programs may occur any day this week so check your branch's calendar to find out what they are doing.

Read Across America Day is celebrated every year on March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday. Created by the National Education Association, it is designed to promote the joy of reading.

Dr. Seuss Book List


World Read Aloud Day


March 3, 2010 has been established as LitWorld's first World Read Aloud Day to celebrate and encourage the invaluable practice of reading aloud and to bring attention to the importance of literacy across all countries and for all humanity.  Thousands of of diverse individuals will be joining in this celebration of the written and spoken word from at least 15 nations around the globe.

Join the celebration by reading aloud to someone in your life!


 Photo courtesy of Jupiter Images.

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