Childrens

Toothy Tales


 Chomp! Toothy Tales to Bite Back the "Summer Slide." 

 "The researchers concluded that two-thirds of the 9th grade reading achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during elementary school. This achievement level is a huge determinant of whether students stay in school and follow a college-preparatory track."


Johns Hopkins University Researchers
Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson (2007)


 

 

Book Hunters in Brief: Summer Reading Edition

BHiBHCPL's Summer Reading Fun 2014 starts Monday, June 2 and Book Hunters will be here to help make this a great summer of reading for you and the whole family. Just tell us what you like and we'll send you a list of reading recommendations. Let the R and R begin! (That's reading and relaxing, folks).

Here are few of our favorites in keeping with this year's science-related themes

What Will Hatch?  by Jennifer Ward (toddler)

Oh, No!, or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett (picture book)

A Tooth is Loose by Lisa Trumbauer (early reader)

Shaping Up Summer by Lizann Flatt (juvenile nonfiction)

Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman (ya fiction)

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell (adult nonfiction)

Don't forget to register for Summer Reading Fun starting on Monday, June 2.

Use Basic Chemistry to Create a Crystal Project

 If you only want to checkout one book this week, I would suggest that you get Science and Craft Projects with Wildlife, by Ruth Owen. Why?  It includes the instructions on how to make crystal "rocks' using borax.  This was one of my favorite things to do as a kid, and every child that I have shared it with, absolutely loves it! 

A Melodious Tale

 This is a lovely picture book that has been loosely based on an article that ran in the Washington Post several years back. It is a story that stuck with me;  I was delighted to learn that it is now written in a format that I can share with young people. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have.   

The Man with the ViolinKathy Stinson

History Tells a Great Story

 The lives of others can not only be interesting, but also a great source to learn life's lessons.  Here are a few that I recently read and I thought that you would like as well. Enjoy! 

To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt Doreen Rappaport

Are you pronouncing it correctly?

Lincoln Peirce, the author of Big Nate, was on the Today show a couple weeks ago., and I learned something – his (last) name is pronounced “purse”.

Wimpy Kid Online Egg Hunt

I know that there are tons of readers who love Jeff Kinney's books. If you are one of them, I would like to tell you about a fun online Egg Hunt that I found on the Wimpy Kid website. 

"Have you noticed that there are TONS of hidden eggs scattered thoughout Hard Luck? Here's your chance to find them all and win a Wimpified portrait drawn by Jeff Kenney! To enter, play this game by clicking on all the hidden eggs, and count them up as you go. At the end, tell us how many you've found by entering your guess (here).

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