Kid's Reading Nooks

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Who doesn't love curling up with a book in a comfy nook? These awesome kid's reading nooks are the perfect combination of reading and diy creativity.  What a great way to encourage your little reader!

pillow mattress tutorial

From: UCreate
Kids room in Paris
Book Nook
Laid back

This Week @ Story Time

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What we read...

Little Listeners:
Whose Mouse Are You?  written by Robert Kraus
and illustrated by Jose Aruego
Mice Squeak, We Speak written by Arnold Shapiro
and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Lunch written and illustrated by Denise Fleming
Mice written by Rose Fyleman and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Story Time:

Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley
Spring Things by Bob Raczka
And Then it's Spring by Julie Fogliano
Hurray for Spring by Patricia Hubbell

Happy Birthday Lois Lowry!

It's children's writer Lois Lowry's birthday today. She has written more than thirty books for children . Two of her works have been awarded the Newbery Medal: Number the Stars in 1989, and The Giver in 1993. Come by and celebrate by checking out one of her many books! Also, she blogs so you can follow her at

This Week @ Story Time

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What we read:

Little Listeners:
Snowballs written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Snowy, Blowy Winter written by Bob Raczka
and illustrated by Judy Stead
Snowy Flowy Blowy written and illustrated by Nancy Tafuri

Story Time:
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Happy Birthday Ellen Raskin!

It's children's book author Ellen Raskin's birthday today. Ellen Raskin was a writer, illustrator, and designer. She received the 1979 Newbery Medal for her book, The Westing Game.  Check it out if you know a kid who likes mystery books!

Reading Techniques Infographic

Monday, March 11, 2013

Have questions about how to help your beginning reader?  Check out this awesome infographic...
[Source: Online Reading For Kids With Studydog]

This Week @ Story Time

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What we read:

Little Listeners:
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?  written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss

The Foot Book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss

Story Time:

Ten Little Lambs by Alice B. McGinty

The Sheep Follow by Monica Wellington

Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks

Can't Sleep Without Sheep by Susanna Leonard Hill

Kids' Music that Rocks

Monday, March 4, 2013

Don't ever feel embarassed by your love of Raffi again! Check it out:

Kids’ music is not so bad: In defense of the most reviled genre of them all. - Slate Magazine

And remember, you can check out Caspar Babypants, Dan Zanes, and other artists in the JCD section of the children's floor!

March, 2013 Book Buzz

Friday, March 1, 2013

Bad Kitty: School Daze by Nick Bruel
When Kitty and Baby continue to bicker and fight, Kitty’s owner does what he feels is right.  The only solution is to send Kitty to school.  With Uncle Murray as the bus driver, Kitty and Puppy are taken to school to meet their teacher Miss Dee. Kitty is placed in a classroom with dogs, cats, and super rabbits.  While in school, Kitty learns many life lessons. Although he does not graduate, we the readers learn to see the good in this BAD KITTY. Jacquie (J Fiction)
Homesick by Kate Klise
Benny’s tiny hometown of Dennis Acres has a big problem.  A local teacher has entered the town in the US Chamber of Commerce contest for "America's Most Charming Small Town."  The thing is Dennis Acres is not really anyone’s idea of a charming small town.  As the town scrambles to spruce up before the Chamber of Commerce representatives arrive, Benny’s own house is falling apart.  His mom and dad are splitting up and his dad’s hoarding is taking over their home.  The pressure is on for Benny’s dad to clear out his “collection” before the big visit.  Can Benny get his dad to clean up in time or will he lose his dad to the clutter? Alia (J Fiction)

The Lions of Little Rock
by Kristin Levine
This powerful story of friendship, courage, and bravery during the very tense times of attempted school segregation in the south is a great read. Set in Little Rock, Arkansas 1958, the year after the famed 9 young children integrated the public schools. Our main character Marlee is extremely quiet and shy and basically only talks to her family.  She has just started middle school and there is a new girl at school—they become friends and Marlee starts talking! They both battle segregation to maintain their friendship.  The book is filled with strong characters and it is an interesting time in history that I knew little about.  Kristin (YA Fiction)

Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff
Jayna feels all alone in the world. She lost both of her parents years ago and her older brother Rob just left to serve in World War II. When Jayna finds a photograph that she believes may hold a clue to her family history, she heads to Brooklyn in search of the bakery and woman pictured. Jayna may not find the long-lost grandmother she’s been hoping for, but she does find a group of people that care about her and that’s what family is all about.  Meghan (J Fiction)


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