Creative Corner

Everyone knows that art activities are fun.  Did you know that they also help build skills such as; creative thinking, spatial awareness, problem solving? You can extend your child's learning experience by reading books about art, and visiting the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  MFAH, is a family friendly environment that encourages both adults and children to explore and discover. They even provide weekly activities and storytimes!




flying saucer
Don’t just leave it to the grown-ups. Heck, some of them can’t even pack for vacation without having a meltdown. Some of them can’t even watch the news on TV without going ballistic. How are they going to have the wits to jump aboard a hostile flying saucer or outsmart aliens that look like giant spiders? You know who has to show them how to use their new electronic gadgets. That’s right, so you’d better get prepared.

Staff Favorites From the Freeman Library! (Part 1)

Child ReadingHave you ever wondered what your librarian is reading? I’m always curious what books have caught the attention of others. So, I’m here to spill the secrets. I’ve asked the librarians and children’s assistants here at the Freeman Library what they would consider to be their all-time favorite books. Post a comment to tell me if you agree or disagree. Haven’t read it? Check it out and tell me what you think!

What to Read After Harry Potter

You read the Harry Potter series, now what?  Have  you listened to the audio books? 
I can almost garantee that you will adore the narrator, Jim Dale.  According to Libra

Books in Bloom

 The books listed below are ones that I enjoy reading each spring. My favorite book on this list is Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. This story is about a little girl named Alice, who becomes Miss Rumphius, or  a.k.a. "the lupine lady." Her goal for herself and others is to make the world a more beautiful place. This classic picture book offers charming illustrations and a meaningful message for everyone.  

When You Want to Laugh Out Loud!

Kids Laughing HA HA HA HA HA! Sometimes you just need to laugh as loud as you can. When you're sad, mad, or have the blues, finding something funny can lift your spirits. And, laughing is contagious... once you start laughing, everyone around you won't be able to help themselves! So, check out a book to help you start laughing out loud! 

Here's a joke to tickle your funny bone...

Question: Why was the T-Rex afraid to go to the library? (find the answer below the book recommendations!)



R.I.P. Sid Fleishchman (1920-2010)

Newbery winning author Sid Fleishchman died Wed. March 17, one day after turning 90 years old. Sid won the Newbery for The Whipping Boy. Sid's son Paul is also a Newbery winner - for Joyful Noise: Poems for two voices. They are the only father and son to have both won a Newbery Medal.

Girls Rule!

FriendsMarch is National Women's History Month. In celebration, I've compiled a list of books that portray fantastic females. The books are seperated into three categories: Picture Books, Fiction Books (Books for Older Readers), and Non-Fiction Books & Biographies. The stories all have a strong female characters that readers of all ages can appreciate! Check out the Amelia Bloomer Project for more suggestions! Enjoy... and keep on rockin', girls!


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.

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