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Notes from Storytime

Looking at Letters

Dog's ABCAlphabet books can be a lot of fun! Don’t feel like you have to read the entire book with your child. Let him or her choose letters or pages to look at. Say the letter, sound, and word aloud. Especially show the letter that begins your child’s name. Letter knowledge is a pre-literacy skill that will help your child sound out words when learning to read.

–Tip by Carol C., Elementary School Liaison

Staff Picks 4 Kids

Falling In by Francis O’Roark Dowell

Cover image for Falling inIf you liked A Tale Dark and Grimm, then you might like Falling In by Frances O’Roark Dowell. Isabelle Bean has never had real friends. She talks in riddles and always seems to be in her own world. One day, when she is in the nurse’s office at school, she falls into a closet and suddenly is transported to another world where children are hiding because an evil witch is after them. When she first falls into this world, the children think she is a witch too, because she wears red boots like a witch. However, soon Isabelle finds herself making friends and even meets a nice old lady that looks a lot like Isabelle’s mom, but how can that be? Isabelle is from a different world, right? Or maybe, there is more to this witch story than was originally thought.

Book reviewed by Laura B., Youth Technology Librarian

Book Klub 4 Kids

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

syndetics-lcI am reading the book hundred dress it’s about a girl and when she was little all of her classmates always talked about ugly she is in her clothes it really hurt her feelings so she wrote a letter to all of her classmates and told them how she felt she wrote that letter because she was moving on that day she wrote it was when she was moving. 12 years later when the girl was big she was really popular and her classmates were jelus about how famous she was she the most popular at making fancy dress and she was in the records of making hundred dress.How I Feel:I really felt bad for her at the begening but at the end of the story it was supriseing and happy

Book read and reviewed by Lasya.

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