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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. 

 

Read it First!--Upcoming YA Movie Adaptations

The Fault in Our Stars. If I Stay. Divergent. Are you noticing a trend at the movie theaters?

Of course, that’s just some of what’s come out in theaters this summer. Hollywood has been adapting YA novels at a rapid-fire pace pretty much ever since Harry Potter made it cool. And a little quick googling will bestow many hits upon thee if you’re searching for what book-to-movie might just be the next Hunger Games. Here are just a few promising adaptations still in early stages of production giving you plenty of time to catch the book first - if you haven't already read them!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs      Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Status: In Development                             Release Date: March 6, 2016

Director: Tim Burton (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

 

Heist Society by Ally CarterHeist Society, Ally Carter

Status: In Development                                Release Date: ????

Producer: Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games)

 

Kid Friendly Halloween Songs and Fingerplays

 Reading books and singing songs is a great way to expand your child's storytime experience.  Below are a few Halloween songs and fingerplays that I thought you might like trying at home.  Enjoy!

 

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.

Trick or Treat Craft

Trick or Treat craft on Wednesday October 15, at 3:15 pm in the children's area.

Decorate trick or treat bags with markers, stickers and cut-outs. Blank bags and all supplies will be provided.