April Early Literacy Calendar

Monday, March 31, 2014

Read, sing, talk, listen, make, and play along... click on the calendar below to download our April Early Literacy calendar!

This Week @ Story Time

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What we read:

Night Owls:

During Night Owls, we read Little Green, Where is the Green Sheep, and Green Wilma. Check below for covers and links!

Little Listeners:
Little Green written and illustrated by Keith Baker
Green written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Colors: Green written by Sharon Gordon

Story Time:
In addition to Green, we read:
Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox
Green Wilma by Tedd Arnold

Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly

This Week @ Story Time

Monday, March 17, 2014

What we read:

During Night Owls, we read the great Dr. Seuss books from last week's Story Time and Little Listeners!

Little Listeners:
Where is the Green Sheep? written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Judy Horacek
Sheep on a Ship written by Nancy Shaw and illustrated by Margot Apple

Story Time:
Someone Bigger by Jonathan Emmett

Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

March 2014 App of the Month

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oh No! Fractions
By Curious Hat
Updated: Feb. 21, 2014
Version: 2.40
Oh No! Fractions is a great app for elementary age kids that allows for visually comparing, adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying fractions.  The interface is very basic and flashcard-like.  Given fractions to compare the user must swipe the big white “less” or “greater” to pick your answer.  Progress can be tracked by clicking on “stats” at the bottom of the screen. This app was the recipient of the 2013 Children's Technology review Editor's Choice award. Definitely download this free app if you are looking for simple, easy to use fraction practice with a pleasing interface. 

Long overdue...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We received a relic in the mail recently from another library! This copy of Curious George Rides a Bike was due on 4/27/1979, back when we were still called the Cherry Hill Free Public Library! Remember, it's never too late to return lost items!

This Week @ Story Time

Friday, March 7, 2014

What we read:
Little Listeners:
We read several books written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss in honor of  his birthday on March 2nd. Help celebrate his birthday with us by reading some of his books at home.

In Story Time we also read,
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra, 
 a book dedicated to our favorite nonsense maker, Theodore Seuss Geisel. 

Book Buzz March 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Beauty and the Beast: The Only One Who Didn’t Run Away by Wendy Mass
Think you’re too old for fairy tales? Think again. This is the third of Mass’ Twice Upon a Time books—and it doesn’t disappoint. A young woman named Beauty (who doesn’t think she
deserves such a name) is having a tough time: she lost her mother at a young age and her sister just burned their house down (by accident). Beauty, her sister, and father are working hard to pick up the pieces and move on. At the same time, Prince Riley and his family run into an awful witch  who turns Riley into a beast while rendering his family invisible. The chapters alternate between the two characters, building suspense while you wonder “when are they going to meet?” This is a classic love story with twists of adventure suited perfectly for readers aged 8 and up.  Cassie (J Fiction)

Lydia and Julie are back and are funnier than ever!  Our female heroines are growing up and that means branching out, meeting new people, and dating.  This is a hilarious look at two friends trying to figure out the new dating scene.  Throw in an overprotective father into the mix for added humor.  And to top it all off, Lydia’s mom is getting married and Lydia and Julie have to be in the wedding and help plan it.   If you like any of the Popularity Papers books, this one will not disappoint! Jacquie (J Fiction)

Eggs Over Evie by Alison Jackson
Evie is thirteen and still adjusting to her parents divorce.  She and her mom are both lonely and her Dad is very busy with his new wife. He even took their family dog, Mousse. Since she just got out of school for the summer, Evie who loves to cook, has signed up for a six-week cooking class. Sometimes she takes her food creations to her grumpy next door neighbor, Mrs. Hamilton. She is really excited about her class, but the teacher is a little quirky and pairs Evie up with a boy who doesn’t seem to like her very much.  It seems like it might be a long and hot summer.  Evie includes cooking tips and recipes in this book.  Kristin (J Fiction)

Plunked by Michael Northrop
To say that sixth-grader Jack Mogens loves baseball would be an understatement.  His room is filled with baseball memorabilia, he’s been playing since T-ball, and now he has a starting spot on the Little League team, the Tall Pines Braves.  But everything changes when Jack is hit in the head by a stray pitch opening day. Suddenly baseball is no longer fun.  Jack can’t let everyone know how scared he is.  Is quitting his only way out?  Don’t miss this great middle grade sports drama. Alia (J Fiction)

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