Childrens

Happy New Year 2011

I hope that everyone is enjoying your New Year's celebrations.  My black-eyed peas are already cooking and I am looking forward to spending time with my family and friends. If you would like to learn more about this holiday checkout the books listed below. 

Each year, at the Atascocita Branch Library, we celebrate the Lunar New Year with children and their families.  Therefore, I will be highlighting some of my favorite Asian New Year books in future blogs. 

Happy Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a is a weeklong celebration that begins on December 26th, which honors the importance of family, community and heritage to African-Americans. 

Seven Spools of Thead: A Kwanzaa Story, by Angela Shelf Medearis  

Christmas is Almost Here

Christmas is a special time of year for many. It is a time to honor family traditions and also create new ones.  My booklist is reflective of this; for I have included several books that I read every year, and also some new additions that are sure to become favorites among my nieces and nephews.

Winter Books and More

I was born and raised in Colorado, so I’ve experienced more than my share of frigid winters, and even a few major blizzards.

Have You Ever Wondered What the Library Staff Reads?

 

 

  

 

Winter break is right around the corner and I know that many of you will be looking for books to read.  So, I thought that you might like to see what children's books are on my booklist currently.  Like many others in Children's Services, I read books written for teens and adults as well, but that's a blog for another day.

 Do you have any favorite books? I would love to hear what you enjoy reading.  As for the books listed below, I hope that you enjoy my selection.

For all of my friends who celebrate Hanukkah

 

I currently have a display of Hanukkah books in the children's area.  Feel free to stop by and check out our collection.  You can also order books online and have them sent to your community library. This is a free service.  

 

Helping Kids Get Hooked on Reading

 
Adults and children alike, typically have preferences to the type of books that they enjoy. If your child is not yet hooked on reading it may because they have not found books that interest them.

Houston Family Book List -- November 2010

HCPL's Book Bites column appears monthly in Houston Family Magazine.  Each column features suggested books for toddlers through teens.  Get the new list every month in the magazine, available at all of our branches.  Previous columns.

Toddlers (Ages 1-3)

Friends, Allies and Enemies

Powhatan and Rolfe
Native Americans and European Immigrants

November is Native American Heritage Month. As part of the celebration the Library of Congress has a website with the stories of Native American Veterans. It’s as part of its Veterans History Project which collects the stories of the men and women who served their county. The first sentence on the page read, “American Indians have eagerly served a government which did not always keep its word to their ancestors.”

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