Rhythmic Books Your Toddler Will Love

Finding a book that a two year old will sit through is hard enough.  Finding one they will actually enjoy?  Yikes!  Some things to look for are books with rhythm and rhyming.  There's a reason Dr. Seuss and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom are so popular!  The rhythm in these books allows for easier storytelling and helps your toddler develop their language skills.  It allows them to differentiate sounds and recognize words.  Plus, they're just fun! 

Here's some more examples of great Toddler books with rhythm:

 Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Adult Program: Book Discussion Group

Book Jacket of 'The Story of Land and Sea' by Katy Simpson SmithWe are starting a Book Discussion Group for Adults Ages 18 and Older!

The first discussion will be on Monday, February 13, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  We will discuss the book ‘The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel’ by Katy Simpson Smith. 

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this moving debut novel follows three generations of family--fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave--characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.

The book is available for checkout from Harris County Public Library as a regular or large print book, and as an eAudiobook through Hoopla. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like assistance in placing the book on hold.

Free. Please register online through the Events Calendar or call the library at 281-471-4022 to register. 

Name that Book Read Aloud – Nightmares by Jason Segel January 17th @ 5 PM [8+]

     Continuing on the Pasadena ISD Name That Book List, we will be reading Jason Segel’s Nightmares! This month’s book is about Charlie Laird’s problems that begin with his new witchy stepmom and continues through his inability to get any sleep. With a mix of Monsters Inc. and Patterson’s Middle School series, Nightmares! is a Bluebonnet nominee that won’t disappoint.

     Please join us in the Library Community Room at 5 PM on January 17th at the Parker Williams Library to get a head start or just listen to this great story.

For More Name That Book:

It's Official

It has arrived!  We have the lists of top ten books checked out by Harris County Public Library customers during 2016.  How many have YOU read?

Top Ten Adult Fiction Books:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Guilty by David Baldacci

Tricky Twenty-two by Janet Evanovich

Computer Class: E-Books and More!

Last year Harris County Public Library checked out over 1 Million E-Media titles.  Want to enjoy the freedom of checking out books and movies from home?  Join us this Saturday at 3:30 pm to learn about all the E-Media Harris County has to offer.

Goodreads Choice Awards: Romance

Voting began this week for the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards.  Opening round voting ends on Sunday, 11/8, so if you’d like to cast your vote in the Romance category get over to Goodreads now.  Semifinal Round voting is November 10-15 and Final Round Voting is November 17-23.  You don't get to vote for the RITA award, so here is your opportunity to vote for your favorite romance book from 2015!


Book Sale This Weekend

book saleLooking to give some books this holiday season?  Come shop at the Friends of the North Channel Library Book Sale!

Sunday, Sunday, YUMday!

A Football CookbookSunday, Sunday, YUMday!    That’s right, this Sunday is the big day-Superbowl Sunday!  Time to get together, watch the game, and EAT! Yum!  Kids, you can help get the party ready with these tasty cookbooks:   


The Trial

It seems that so many legal thriller writers use the setting of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.  It’s rare to find legal thrillers based in the great state of Texas. The Trial by Larry D. Thompson is one book that has Texas as its setting and is the reason for why I decided to give this legal thriller a try.

Looking Forward to 2013

So the New Year is upon us and there are many things to look forward to in the coming year. I am looking forward to keeping my new year's resolution of reading more books than I did in 2012. I am also looking forward to all the new books that will be releasing in 2013! I have actually started requesting 2013 books through the HCPL catalog. Here are three titles that will release next year that you can request as well! 

Blood Money by James Grippando

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