Wild West Tales

HOWDY BUCKAROOS, it's time to dust off your hat and mosey into town for The Houston Livestock and Rodeo. This event started yesterday and will run through March 21st. 

Dr. Seuss


On March 2nd, Read Across America day will celebrate the life and works of the beloved author, Dr. Seuss.

As Kathleen's blog announced, celebrations will be held at all Harris County Public Libraries throughout the week.  

I thought that it would be fun to list some of my favorite biographies on Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). His life was just as amazing as his books.


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


books for read aloud day

Miss Kathleen informs us that March 3 is World Read-Aloud Day, so here are some suggestions if you're at a loss:

moo baa    wolf   jojofu 

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.

President Washington

 I promised to share a few of my favorite books on George Washington so here they are. Most of the items listed are found in the non-fiction or biography section of the library. That being said, I hope that you will check a few out and give them a try. Almost all the book on this list uses a picture book format, which children typically enjoy. The illustrations make a factual subject like history fun and inviting. By presenting information in this manner, it becomes more like a story. In return, children can better relate to the person or subject that is being presented.


Happy Birthday Jeff Smith!

This Saturday is Jeff Smith's birthday! What better time to familiarize yourself with the writer and illustrator of Bone? The series is widely popular and features the Bone cousins and their adventures outside of Boneville. The series is about growing up and leaving home and entails a number of adventures that you will surely enjoy and get a laugh from.

Trickster Tales


The stories of Anansi, the most famous spider in West Africa, have been passed down for generations.  B.O.L.T, the Atascocita Teen Advisory Board, is providing a puppet show this afternoon about this clever character.  Below are a few of my favorite trickster tales. 

The Heroes Face Off...

Lightning BoltWith countries around the world facing off for gold, silver and bronze, I figured now would be a good time to have two of my favorite heroes battle it out as well. Yes, I am talking about Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Both characters have superhuman abilities and are involved in a prophecy that could impact the entire world. Both attend a school (or camp) that trains those abilities. Both have mentors and friends who help them along their many challenges. And, now both have been brought to the big screen.

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