Booklist

Springtime Stories

Well, it looks like it is finally Spring with no more cold snaps headed our way. Warm up after our cold (for Houston) winter with some of these springtime tales.

and then its spring  fletcher and the springtime blossoms

Top 10 Requested Books at the Kingwood Library

Have you ever wondered what everyone else at your library is reading? Listed below are the Top 10 requested adult fiction novels at the Kingwood Library. If you see a book you like, follow the link to the catalog to request it with your library card or call 281-360-6804 for help.

 

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More Picture Book Gems of 2012

 Here are a few more picture book gems that you may or may not have heard of.  I used several of these in my storytime, and they received rave reviews from children.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I have.   

My Dad Is Big and Strong, But... : A Bedtime Story

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Mammals

With a few exceptions, mammals are animals that have fur/hair on their bodies, regulate their body temperature, nourish their young with milk and  they give birth to live young.

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The Wild and Wacky Animals that Can Be Found In Australia

 

 

 

Some live in water. Some live in trees. All are mammals, and most do what they please. Can you guess what makes one of these animals from Australia distinctly different than the others?  I'll give you a hint; it has webbed feet and a bill. But that is not the only thing that makes this animal unique. If you want to guess you can leave a comment below. I’ll be posting the answer next week. Good luck! 

 

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2012 Summer Olympics

If you are like me,  you might find yourself staying up late to watch your favorite Summer Olympic events on TV. They have been so exciting to watch! Here are a few book so you can learn more about the Olympics and/or a specific event.  Let me know if I missed a sport that you enjoy. I would be happy to make additional suggestions.

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Mixed Matched Middle Readers.

You have been to the pool, you did the family vacation thing and summer is slowing down. Many of you might not know what to do with all of that free time. So, here is a smorgasbord of book suggestions for mature readers.  This booklist includes a little bit of everything in hopes that you find that "perfect" book.  Happy reading.   

Racing to the Moon by Alan Armstrong

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Books and More

My blog this week includes the titles which we read during our  mornings Story Pals program.  If you were in attendance you may add these items to your Summer Reading Program logs. You will also find the lyrics to many of the songs that we sang. As always, it was wonderful to see your smiling faces and I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer. 

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Encourage Learning with Wordless Picture Books

 

Parents often ask me what they can do to support language development.  Of course, my immediate response is that they should read with their child.  It does not matter if your child is an infant or a student in elementary school; they will greatly benefit from this one on one time.

The next thing that I recommend are wordless picture books. I understand that this idea may seem strange to you.  So, I would like to explain why. Words are not the only way in which we communicate.  Our world is filled with visual images and the ability to understand and communicate using a visual medium is an important pre-reading skill.  

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Baby Sign Language

Knowing how to communicate with your infant/toddler reduces stress for both parent and child.  

Parent Resource Books

Baby Sign Language Basics: Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers Monta Z. Briant.

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