Wordless and almost wordless picture books are a fun way to get your child talking and improve their narrative skills. In Moo! by David LaRochelle, the word “moo” is one of the only words in the book. The pictures make the story. Read this book and have your child interpret what is happening based on the pictures and your expressions of the word “moo.” For more books like this, do a keyword search for “stories without words” in the Library catalog.
–Tip by Carol C., Elementary School Liaison
Zita was just playing finders-keepers with her friend Joseph when they came across a giant hole with a meteoroid sitting at the bottom. However, when Zita went to explore, instead of finding a rock, she found a device with a giant red button. When she pressed it, Joseph is taken through a portal. Zita presses the button again to see if she can rescue him. Now, Zita is on a planet with a bunch of different aliens and has to try to save Joseph from the dangerous Scriptorians. How will she ever make everything right again?
Book reviewed by Laura B., Youth Technology Librarian
How to train your dragon is a great book, especially if your looking for something good to read. Hiccup just got a dragon names Toothless (to become a great dragon) and learn some things so Hiccup has to train him. He is smaller than tall the other dragons in the group that toothless is in. Not all the dragons that are mentioned in the movie are in the book because there is just boys (besides Hiccups’ mom and other girls that aren’t with Hiccups’ group). You should all try and read this book, its an excellent book.
Book read and reviewed by Rory.