Childrens

dewberry season

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

WORKING FOR WILL

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!

INSULTING SHAKESPEARE

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

STARTING SHAKESPEARE

(FREE BEAR INCLUDED IN EACH BOOK)

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!

 

 

PREPARE TO SAVE THE EARTH!

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.  

Syndicate content