Childrens

Book Hunters in Brief #65: Cinderella

For a few rare stories, the style in which they are told can be changed over and over, but the story itself continues to fascinate no matter how many times we hear it. Fairy Tales are called that for a reason and it's not only because they feature magical beings, it's because the stories themselves contain a certain ineffable hold--a sort of magic--over young and old alike.

Book Hunters in Brief #62: Chinese New Year

This week, HCPL's award-winning Book Hunters ring in the Chinese New Year with some great books for kids! 

The Great Race: The Story of the Chines Zodiac by Dawn Casey

Book Hunters in Brief #56: Paddington!

bhib paddingtonIn case you haven't heard everyone's favorite marmalade-scarfing, Peruvian ursine is coming to a theater near you, and Book Hunters say, "All aboard!" Here are a few reading suggestions to get you in the mood. 

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
Love from Paddington by Michael Bond
Trains by Mark Bergin
The Bumper Book of London: Fun Facts for All the Family by Becky Jones & Clare Lewis
Wild about Bears by Jeannie Brett
175 Best Jams, Jellies, Marmalades & Other Soft Spreads by Linda J. Amendt

You say you prefer your bears in the wild, or at least not so sartorially-challenged? That's okay, Book Hunters will find some books that will have you licking your chops. Visit Book Hunters now!

November is National Picture Book Month

Like many of you, we think the whole National This Month and National That Month thing has gotten a little out of hand. Yes, many of them are important, like Black History Month and Cancer Prevention Month (both in February), but do we really need Humorists Are Artists Month (March) and National Sandwich Month? (August). The answer is a reluctant yes, but only because we want to stay on the good side of the powerful Humorists Union and the shadowy Pastrami Lobby.

But this month, we just flat-out love because it is both oodles of fun and important to boot. November is National Picture Book Month, and Harris County Public Library encourages you to celebrate to the fullest. 

 

Book Hunters in Brief #44: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

We've all had bad days, and we all can probably agree that it is far better to read about one than to actually have one. This week Book Hunters offers some recommendations for those I-got-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed days.

Cool Sites for Kids and Parents too

 Navigating through the World Wide Web can be difficult; you can't always trust that the information provided is true or correct.  When working with children, you also want to ensure their safety.  I would like to encourage you to take a look Great Websites for Kids. [It provides] a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

 

Book Hunters in Brief #39: Children's Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

BHinB #39Here are a few children's books to help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan

I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada

Tales Our Abuelitas Told by F. Isabel Campoy

Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown

Book Hunters can create a custom reading for any occasion and to suit your every mood. It's fast, free and fun!

for fans of I Survived

If you're a fan of Lauren Tarshis' I Survived series, here are some other historical/disaster-y adventures for you:

You choose interactive History adventures

Book Hunters in Brief #37: Back to School

BHinB #37 GraphicHear that? That’s the sound of a jillion school kids—from kindergarten to college—sighing. It's back to school time again. Book Hunters can’t do anything about that, but we can suggest these books so at least you don’t feel alone in your pain.

Beat those Summertime Boredom Blues @ the library!

 

 

Summer vacation is almost over, and many of you are looking for something to brighten up your summertime boredom blues.  What you need is some LOL fun! The books that I have chosen this week are sure to delight even the toughest crowd; both whimsical and entertaining, these items are exactly what you need to add some fun and humor into your day! 

 

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