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Notes from Storytime

Monster Talk

Monster, be Good!As you read Monster, Be Good! by Natalie Marshall, have your child tell the monster the phrase after you read it. Then when you are done, ask some questions like, “What would you say if someone gave you a present?” or “What do you say if you accidentally bump into someone?” When you ask your child questions, give them extra time to think and to answer you. Talking back and forth uses different parts of the brain, so it takes time for children to form their responses. This is a fun way to learn manners and narrative skills!

–Tip by Keary B., Youth Collection Librarian

Staff Picks 4 Kids

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Cover image for The book with no picturesThis book really does not have a single picture in it! A gimmick? Maybe. But the concept is executed so well. Quite often we are drawn to books because of the pictures or the cover. What’s amazing about this book is that it proves that words have their own power. And that words in the right combination can be hilarious!

Book reviewed by Erin E., Youth Services Programming Coordinator

Book Klub 4 Kids

Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton

Cover image for Shark vs. trainI read “Shark-vs-Train”

The shark and the train are doing context to see who is better. They do wacky and weird competitions in which the shark winds. I liked the book, it was fun!

Book read and reviewed by Marissa.

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