Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth

Last week's post featured Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2010. Here is their Top 10 graphic novels for teens and children! If you have a reluctant reader at home, want to mix up your reads, or just love graphic novels, check out the suggestions! 

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Boy Flying KiteThe weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the sun is shining! It’s a great time to head outside and soak it in! One of my favorite things to do while enjoying the sunshine is to fly a kite. The best days to fly kites are when the wind is blowing, but usually even just a little wind can send your kite flying high. What if you don’t have a kite? Well, below are instructions to make your own paper kite. It’s quick and easy… so give it a try and go fly a kite!

dewberry season

San Jacinto Day was April 21 and than means... (no, we don't get that day off anymore)-- dewberry season is here!


What would it be like?

Happy Birthday Will

We know a lot about William Shakespeare. We have the text of most all of his plays, we have baptismal records, a will, and other legal documents, and we also have attacks, criticism and praise of his works by his contemporary playwrights. We can infer from these much of what he thought about the world. But because what he wrote is spoken by characters in his plays and poems, we have very scant evidence about his own personality. Much scholarly ink is used to interpret his works, especially his sonnets, to find out what sort of person he really was. In addition to the scholarship applied to this task there is also the imaginative works of other authors, who have used him as a character in their own books.

Books Have Character @ Your Library!


or, Toads, Beetles, Bats, Light on You! 



Happy Birthday Will


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!
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