May Storytime Books

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Here's the fabulous books we read in this month's storytimes:

Tales for 2's and 3's

Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra

Little White Duck by Walt Whippo

The Stuffed Animals Get Ready for Bet by Alison Inches

Golden Bear written by Ruth Young

Pet Shop Lullaby by Mary Ann Fraser

Fun for 4's and 5's

Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

Mommy, Buy Me a China Doll by Harve Zemach

Too May Toys by David Shannon

My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

Always Lots of Heines at the Zoo by Ayun Halliday

If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo by Mary Jean Hendrick

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott

Gotcha! by Gail Jorgensen

The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt, illustrated by Tony Diterlizzi

Cherry Picks 2010- Results

Friday, May 21, 2010

The results are in for 2010's Cherry Picks!

Your Picture Book Pick is...

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Your Easy Reader Pick is...

Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems

Your Juvenile Fiction Pick is...

The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies and other warped and creepy tales by David Lubar

Each year, our director, Manny Paredes, also selects a non-fiction title to highlight.
This year's Director's Pick is...

Moonshot by Brian Floca

Thank you to everyone who voted! (And don't forget to come see David Lubar when he visits the Cherry Hill Library on July 15th at 4 p.m.!)

Stuffed Animal Slumber Party

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Our overnight guests really enjoyed themselves in the library after hours!

Have your stuffed friend join us next time!

Confetti Girl Book Trailer

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Here's the book trailer for one of May's Book Buzz books, Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez.

May Book Buzz

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hooray, May's Book Buzz is in! If you're looking for a good read, try one of these staff recommended titles!

Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton and Tom Lichtenheld
Welcome to the craziest showdown ever! In one corner we have Shark, the toothy terror of the seas. In the other, Train, a powerful steam engine that just won’t quit! Shark may have the advantage in the water and Train may be the king of the tracks, but who will win when it comes to burping, bowling, ping-pong, and pie eating? Watching these two crazy characters compete is so much fun that by the end of this book you’ll be calling for a re-match. Alia (Picture Book)

Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez
Lina is a fairly typical middle school student: she lives across the street from her best friend Vanessa, she does okay in sports, she has a crush on a boy named Luis. However, she and her Dad are still trying to cope with her mother’s death. Her father deals with it by burying himself in books and ignoring Lina. Lina tries to get through to him, but he doesn’t notice until she starts getting in trouble and getting bad grades. Lina tries to find comfort in Vanessa, but Vanessa is distracted by her new boyfriend. This enjoyable book starts each chapter starts with a dichos (a Spanish saying or proverb). Kristin (J Fiction)

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder: My Life on the Dork Side by Julie Halpern
“How is it that someone becomes a dork? Are they born that way? What makes some people like punk music and Denny’s and other people like costumes and Dungeons and Dragons? And where do I fit into all of this?” This is what sophomore Jessie Sloan contemplates as her two best friends turn punk and chase after boys, while she is happiest listening to audio books and sewing skirts. This book takes a humorous look at high school social cliques and friendships. Highly recommended! Jaclyn (YA Fiction, 9th Grade and Up)

The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry
Lowry’s latest book introduces us to Princess Patricia Priscilla who is bored with a capital B! To liven up her dull existence, the princess assumes the role of a peasant and slips out of the castle to attend the local school. Princess Patricia Priscilla thoroughly enjoys life outside the castle and is dismayed that she must choose a suitor at her Birthday Ball in just 5 days. Her choices are truly horrific, but she can at least make the ball more enjoyable by inviting all of the peasants in the village. This is a great new fairy tale guaranteed to tickle your funny bone! Meghan (J Fiction)

Cherry Picks 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

The 91st celebration of Children's Book Week is May 10-16 2010.  At Cherry Hill Public Library, this is the week to come in to vote for the 2010 Cherry Picks Children's Book Award. Here's how it works: Come by any time this week and pick up a ballot upstairs at the children's desk. Place an "x" in the box next to your choices for one in each of three categories. Once you have voted, return the ballot to the desk and you will be entered to WIN a Barnes and Noble gift card.  The winner will be contacted after May 16th.  One entry per a person please.
Here are the nominees for each category:

Picture Books
The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown
The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney
Duck! Rabbit!, by Any Krouse Rosenthal
All the World, by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, by David Soman

Easy Reader
A Birthday for Bear, by Bonny Becker
Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day, by Kate Mullan
Kat's Mystery Gift, by Jon Scieszka
Elephants Cannot Dance, by Mo Willems
Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends, by Wong Herbert Yee

Juvenile Fiction
The Dunderheads, by Paul Fleischman
The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies, by David Lubar
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me, by Nan Marino
When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoners Dilemma, by Trenton Lee Stewart

Rick Riordan and The Red Pyramid

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thanks to the fabulous book store, Children's Book World in Haverford, PA, we had the opportunity to see Rick Riordan speak at Haverford College.  He spoke about his new Egyptian mythology series The Kane Chronicles and an NEW Camp Half-Blood series he's working on.  Then he took questions form the audience. A lot of the kids wanted to know what's next for the Camp Half-Blood characters but Mr. Riordan wasn't giving much away.  I guess we'll have to wait until October 12, 2010, when the first book, The Lost Hero, comes out.
Here's Rick Riordan signing a copy of The Red Pyramid.  The auditorium was packed with kids waiting to get their books signed.

April Storytime Books

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Here are some of the wonderful books we read during our storytimes this past month:

Pretty Pru written and illustrated by Polly Dunbar
Where Did Bunny Go? Written and illustrated by Nancy Tafuri
Duck! Rabbit! Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny! Written and illustrated by Jan Thomas
The Stuffed Animals Get Ready for Bed written by Alison Inches and illustrated by Bryan Langdo
Golden Bear written by Ruth Young and illustrated by Rachel Isadora
Pet Shop Lullaby written and illustrated by Mary Ann Fraser
Baseball Hour by Carol Nevius, illustrated by Bill Thomson
Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Jack Norworth, illustrated by Alec Gillman
Baseball Counting Book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
Someone Bigger by Jonathan Emmett
Kite Flying by Grace Lin
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