Childrens

Tsunami

 

 

 

 

News images of the recent tsunami may leave children with more questions than answers. Some children will be courious, while others may be dealing with fear. Luckily, in both cases sharing information is the key that will support their needs. 

Fun with Play Dough

Do you have plans for this weekend? A wave of my magic wand and I have the solution for keeping the kids busy.  

 Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough and Modeling Experiences  by MaryAnn F. Kohl. 
Simply put, the suggested activities are awesome. This book offers a delightfully messy range of creative activities for children, and the projects won't cost you a bundle of cash.   

Into the Wild West

Have you ever wondered what it was like living during the American Wild West?  If so, check out these books.  Bulls-Eye: a Photobiography of Annie Oakley by Sue Macy  is one of my personal favorites.

They Didn't Give Up

Three Heroes for Black History Month

Bad News for Outlaws      Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal / Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; illustrations by R. Gregory Christie

Is there a Golden Ticket?

It has long been a trend for film makers is to create films based on children’s literature.  I am sure you have heard the saying, “the book is better than the movie.” In my opinion, that is certainly true. In order to make a movie, they must cut or expand the content of the original story which causes it to become distorted. Consequently, movies rarely match the experience that you have created in your mind while reading.
 

Spring will come early this year.

According to Punxsutawney Phil, America's most famous groundhog, spring will come early this year.   Since, most of America is covered with ice and snow, this is welcomed news that brings  a pinch of hope for warmer weather and sun filled skies. 

 

Booklist

Texas Bluebonnet List 2011-2012

The Bluebonnet Award is a project of the Texas Library Association and is co-sponsored by the Children's Roundtable and the Texas Association of School Librarians, both of the Texas Library Association from suggestions from librarians, teachers, parents, students, and others. Students in grades 3-6 vote in January for the winner.

HCPL Staff Pick Best of 2010

Staff PicksWe polled our staff on what their best reads of 2010 were.  It's a mix of fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and children's. Like everyone else, we read both current titles and older titles, which you'll see reflected in the list.  What were your favorite reads last year?  View all titles...

An Exciting Day for Children's Books

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the 2011 Caldecott and Newbery awards.

2011 Caldecott Medal Winner

A sick day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests."--Dust jacket.

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