June 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Help your child get ready to read! Just do one activity each day.

Fizz! Boom! READ!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Reading is comming soon! Take a look at our 2014 Summer Reading video...

In Memory of Maya Angelou...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

From the youngest readers to the oldest, your words touched the lives of so many.

This Week @ Story Time

Thursday, May 22, 2014

What we read:
Night Owls:


My Truck is Stuck  written by Kevin Lewis and illustrated by Daniel Kirk


I'm Mighty written by Kate McMullan and illustrated by Jim McMullan


Double Those Wheels written by Nancy Raines Day and illustrated by Steve Haskamp

Little Listeners:
The Seals on the Bus written by Lenny Hort and illustrated by G. Brian Karas

The Bus for Us written and illustrated by Suzanne Bloom

Story Time:
In addition to My Truck is Stuck and The Seals on the Bus, we read...

Red Light STOP, Green Light GO written and illustrated by Andrew Kulman

This Week @ Story Time

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What we read:

Night Owls:

Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors written and illustrated by Petr Horacek


Beetle Bop written and illustrated by Denise Fleming

as well as I Love Bugs! (see below)

Little Listeners:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar written and illustrated by Eric Carle

I Love Bugs! written and illustrated by Emma Dodd

Story Time:
The 3-6 year olds also read Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors, Beetle Bop, and I Love Bugs! And we had a buggy good time!

This Week @ Story Time

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

What we read:

Little Listeners:
Bear's New Friend written by Karma Wilson
and illustrated by Jane Chapman

Hello, Day! written and illustrated by Anita Lobel

Story Time:
I'm Not Cute! written and illustrated by Jonathan Allen

Caterina and the Perfect Party written
and illustrated by Erin Eitter Kono

Bear's New Friend written by Karma Wilson
and illustrated by Jane Chapman

May 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

Friday, May 2, 2014

Help your child get ready to read. Click on the above calendar for an early literacy activity a day!

May 2014 App of the Month

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cherry Hill Public Schools
By Parlant Technology Inc.Updated: Jaunary 14, 2014Version: 3.5.400

The Cherry Hill Public Schools' new app provides an abundance of information about what is happening at the district and schools. The app serves as a portal to all school calendars, with regular updates on events, holidays and important dates. Users can find information on school closings and schedule changes, breaking news around the district, and event reminders. User can also receive emergency notifications through the app. Interested in what’s happening with the Board of Education? Subscribers can access Board of Education meetings and the Superintendent’s Message. The School Directory provides the address, driving directions, phone and fax numbers, websites address and principal name for each school. In what is perhaps the most useful feature, subscribers to the app can get personalized information such as access to ProgressBook to check grades and to MySchookBucks link for account information. This free app is a useful resource for Cherry Hill parents of school age kids! The app is available through iTunes, and Google Play

Book Buzz May, 2014

The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond
Stanley Potts is living a relatively happy life with his Uncle Ernie and Aunt Annie until Ernie loses his job at Simpson's Shipyard. Then Uncle Ernie develops a crazy fascination with canning fish in the house.  As everyone's lives are taken over by Ernie's fish madness, Stanley makes a break for it and finds himself in a carnival full of eccentric characters. There he meets Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Can Stanley follow in Pancho's footsteps and become the stuff or legends? Fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach should give this a tryAlia (J Fiction)

Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle
Our good friend Nate is at it again.  Goodbye Pittsburg...Hello New York!  Nate has wanted to be on Broadway for as long as he can remember.  In the first book, Better Nate Than Ever, Nate snuck his way to NYC and auditioned for E.T.: The Musical.  Well, in this fun sequel, Nate is given a very small part in the chorus.  Follow our young hero as he fumbles his way through New York life, theater life, and the life of a pre-teen boy.  Will Nate be given a chance to come out of the chorus and be a big star?  You will have to read the book to find out. 
Jacquie (J Fiction)

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Felicity Pickle, her mother and her sister move all the time. Felicity just wants to stay in one place. They have landed in Midnight Gulch, which is where her mother grew up, and stay with her aunt Cleo. Felicity totally embarrasses herself at school, but makes a good friend in Jonah. There is a little bit of magic in Midnight Gulch and Jonah tells her all about the town's magical history. Together they try to solve an old mystery of the town and she hopes this will help keep her family here. As  you will find out, every town needs a snicker of magic. Kristin (J Fiction)

Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables by Troy Cummings
What's going on in Stermont? According to Alexander, there are monsters around every corner. That's why he, Rip, and Nikki formed the S.S.M.P.--the Super Secret Monster Patrol. This time around, strange things are afoot in the school cafeteria. One day they're serving extra-icky "chicken knuckles," and the next it's yummy ice cream for lunch! To top it all off, Rip goes missing and Alexander and Nikki must rescue him. This book is from The Notebook of Doom series, and is perfect for kids looking for humor and suspense who have recently graduated from easy readers to chapter books.  Cassie (J Fiction)

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