Two New Books by Jeff Kinney

Fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will want to place a request for the next two books written by Jeff Kinney.   Diary o

Forever Friends


“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”   Henry David Thoreau

Creative Corner: Expanding the World through Art

"The World is but a Canvas to the Imagination.”
Henry David Thoreau

Creative Corner

I spent the Fourth of July weekend with my niece and nephew who were visiting from Colorado.  During their visit, we created several art projects together. 

Below are a few of my favorite resources for exploring art with children.  Please feel free to share any art projects or books that you have found to be useful.     




Ease Summer Camp Jitters with Books


Summer camp offers many fun experiences for children. However, if this is your child’s first visit away from home they may be feeling anxious. These feelings are normal.  In fact, everyone, even adults feel stress when dealing with things that are unfamiliar to them.

When children know what to expect from a situation they tend to be more confident and are willing to try new things.  One great way to help ease your child’s fears is to simply talk with them and books offer a great medium for starting a conversation. 

Beach Day!

Kids Playing on BeachThe (un)official start of summer is here! Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, school is out and the sun is shining! It feels like summer to me. Going to the beach is just one way to have summer fun. You can build sandcastles, examine sea creatures crawling in the sand, and cool off with a dip in the water. If you can't make it to the beach this summer, check out some books that bring the beach to you!

Four Favorite Folk Tales for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Here’s a guessing game.

Four favorite fairy tales from Asia

Some stories are universal. No matter what your heritage, ask yourself, do I know this tale? Have I heard something like this story some time ago somewhere before? Parts of some titles have been hidden to keep you guessing.

Staff Favorites From the Freeman Library (Part 2)

Girl and BookFreeman staff favorites are back! The favorites from another Children’s staff member of the Freeman Branch Library are listed below. I’m always curious as to what people are reading. And, I find that the favorites of others are a great place to start looking for new books! As always, if you agree (or disagree) let me know by posting a comment. Or just let us see what your favorites are! Enjoy!

Poetry of America

Last month was National Poetry Month, so why am I writing this blog in May?  If you had a chance to visit the Atascocita Branch you may have noticed my display of poetry books in the children's area. I am happy to report that many children and adults checked these items out. Even though April is over and gone, I am hopeful that you will continue to explore books in this area of the library.

Monday, May 31st, our country will celebrate Memorial Day. This national holiday commemorates the U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who died while in military service.  I have chosen books about America in honor of these brave men and women.   
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