Happy 50th Anniversary to Where The Wild Things Are!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

This week @ Story Time

Friday, November 22, 2013

What we read:

Little Listeners:

10 Fat Turkeys written by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Rich Deas

Thank You, Thanksgiving written and illustrated by David Milgrim

Story Time:
This is the Turkey written by Abby Levine and illustrated by Paige Billen-Frye

Thanksgiving is Here! written and illustrated by Diane Goode

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie written by Allison Jackson 
and illustrated by Judith Byron Schachner

Night Owls:

In addition to I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie and 10 Fat Turkeys, we read:


Theo's Thanksgiving written by David Steinberg and illustrated by Julia Woolf

This Week @ Story Time

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What we read:

Little Listeners:
The Red Lemon written and illustrated by Bob Staake
Lunch written and illustrated by Denise Fleming
In addition to Lunch we read...
Pete's a Pizza by William Steig
The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza

Night Owls:

In addition to Lunch and Pete's a Pizza, we read... 

Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie: A Revolting Rhyme written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Edward Koren

November's App of the Month

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collection
By The American Museum of Natural History
Updated : May 09, 2011
Version 1.4
Dinosaurs is a wonderful app for young dino enthusiasts brought to you by The American Museum of Natural History.  Kids can learn all sorts of interesting trivia about dinosaurs and browse a huge mosaic of dino-related photos. In the stories section users can read about the science and personalities behind the Museum’s fossil collection. It’s a bit like holding the museum exhibit in your hand and you could actually use the app as a guide if you were lucky enough to visit the museum in person. It should be noted that the language is also museum-level, so it may go over the head of younger children. But even the very youngest will get a thrill out of the picture of these giant lizards.  Best for ages 4 and up.  (Reviewed by Alia)

Book Buzz November, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Amelia Bedelia : Road Trip
by Herman Parish
I hope you are ready to “hit the road” with our fun friend Amelia Bedelia.  Amelia’s father comes home and tells his wife and daughter that they are going on a trip.  When he tells them they are going to roam, Amelia Bedelia thinks they are going to Italy, but her father quickly explains they are going to roam around their state.  Amelia tries her hand at fishing, makes new friends, and eats a lot of pizza along the way. Who needs Italy? The Bedelia’s have a blast in the third book of the series.  Jacquie (J Fiction)

The Bowling Lane Without Any Strikes by Steve Brezenoff and
illustrated by Marcos Calo
In this Field Trip Mysteries caper, the gang (which includes Cat, Sam, Gum and Egg), are off to the bowling alley for the day.  They have a new girl, Lily, in their class and they learn that she is an expert bowler.  They pair up for teams and everyone is surprised when Lily throws one gutter ball after another. Something doesn’t seem right when they learn she won the Father/Daughter Championship over the weekend. Will they solve the mystery? This is a great series for beginning chapter book readers.  Kristin (J Fiction)

Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills
Ever wonder what it's like to be the headline on the local news? Sierra, an honor student at Longwood Middle School, finds out the hard way when she accidentally brings her mother's lunch to school with her. But what would a parent's lunch have that would cause such a ruckus? A small paring knife to cut an apple! This book begs the question: is honesty always the best policy? Zero Tolerance is a great book for older readers (grades 5 and up) who may have graduated from Judy Moody, Ramona, and other realistic fiction titles. It's on the lighter side, but raises important questions—with plenty of drama and a hint of middle school romance. Cassie (J Fiction)

Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
One morning a boy and his sister wake up to find there’s no milk for breakfast.  Mom’s out of town and  no one wants milkless cereal or tea, so Dad dashes out to the corner shop.  It should have been a quick trip but Dad doesn’t return for what seems like ages.   When he finally does come back, he brings more than just milk.  He brings a story – a wild, crazy, hilarious, story involving aliens, pirates, ponies, and dinosaurs.  A story so insane, it can’t possibly be true… can it? Readers of the Magic Tree House series and Geronimo Stilton will definitely enjoy this wacky adventure from Newbery award winning author, Neil Gaiman. Alia (J Fiction)


November Early Literacy Calendar

Friday, November 1, 2013

Use our Early Literacy calendar to help your child get ready to read.  Just do one activity together each day.  Every time you do, you build essential pre-reading skills! Click on the calendar below to download!

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