Childrens

Legos Are Awesome!

the lego movieOk, how many times have you seen the Lego movie already?  Feeling inspired to make some of your own awesome creations?  Check out these books to learn how!

 

Scott O'Dell Award winner

So while we wait for the announcement of the Bluebonnet Award, let's take a look at the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, which goes annually to the author of a distinguished work of historical fiction for young people published by a U. S. publisher and set in the Americas.

What is the 2x2 Reading List?

 You may have heard about the Texas Bluebonnet list; for, many schools in the Houston area include these books as part of their curriculum. On the other hand, library costumers are confused about the 2x2 booklist.  I hope to clear up any questions you may have in this post.  If you have any additional questions, feel free to write a comment, and I'll be happy to answer it for you. 

"The 2X2 Reading List is a project of the Children’s Round Table, a unit of the Texas Library Association. The 2X2 Committee‘s charge is to produce a list of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two."

From Russia With Love

It’s Olympics time again and this year the Winter Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia.  In honor of this year’s host country, sample some of Russia’s rich history of folktales with these titles:

russian Folktales Russian Folk-Tales retold by James Riordan

 A collection of classic Russian folktales.

 

 

  

1001 Books Before Kindergarten

This early literacy program is designed to help ready your child for Kindergarten. It sounds like a lot of books, but if you read only three books a day, you will be done in just about a year!

We hope you & your child will grow to love reading as much as we do, and we know that you will create special memories of reading together through participation in this program.

Check with the staff at your branch library to see what resources and programs are offered locally to guide and encourage you and your child through your reading journey.  Sign up with your librarian, or simply download the materials from our website.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given every year (since 2006) to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the best beginning reader book published in the United States during the preceding year.

This year's winner is The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli.

Honor books are:

Sunday, Sunday, YUMday!

A Football CookbookSunday, Sunday, YUMday!    That’s right, this Sunday is the big day-Superbowl Sunday!  Time to get together, watch the game, and EAT! Yum!  Kids, you can help get the party ready with these tasty cookbooks:   

 

Embracing the Spirit of a Champion

This year, the  Lifetime Network and the American Library Association's, Campaign for America's Libraries have created a partnership to promote Black History Month.  On February 1,  "The Gabby Douglas Story," a Lifetime® Original Movie will premier; as  a two time gold medalist the story of Gabriella Douglas is sure to inspire the champion in all. 

"There are no limitations if you broaden your horizons. If you don't succeed you haven't failed, because you cannot fail if you have tried your hardest." ~ Carl Lewis

Expand your learning experience by checking out one or more of these books! 

 

Who's going to win?

On January 27, at the American Library Convention in Philadelphia, the winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal will be announced. (You can actually watch the announcement if you want to!)

So who's going to win? Here are some titles that people are saying are contenders:

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