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Notes from Storytime

Shape Up!

ShapesYoung children learn through their senses, and they learn best by doing. When children are learning to read, it is helpful to recognize letters and be able to tell the difference between them. Younger children will start by learning the difference between shapes. One way to help children do this is by moving their arms and bodies into shapes and letters. While doing this, you can also talk about the differences between shapes, or sounds, in the case of letters.

–Tip by Claire B., Youth Outreach Coordinator

Staff Picks 4 Kids

Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

Cover image for Touch blueThis realistic fiction story focuses on 11 year-old Tessa, a born and bred Maine islander who enjoys helping her dad fish for lobster off of their family’s boat. When her school might close due to low enrollment, the town hatches a plan to keep it open by bringing several foster children to live with them on the island. Tessa’s father comes back with Aaron, a reserved 13 year-old boy who is not at all like she expected.   Tessa keeps her good luck charms with her always, but as Aaron spends more time with the family, her worries and secrets begin to multiply despite her efforts to stay lucky.

Book reviewed by Amy S., Youth Services Assistant

Book Klub 4 Kids

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Cover image for Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stonei am reading harry potter and the scorcercers stone.I used to hate Harry Potter but then when I told my cousin she told me to read the series.So i did. I love the books and i want to watch all the movies and meet J.K. rowling

Book read and reviewed by Ranya.

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