Choose a prop (picture, plush toy, empty cereal box) of something familiar that is pictured in a book. If there’s a puppy, help your child hold a plush puppy while you share additional information about a puppy. By giving your children more words, they will begin to learn more words to describe things in detail. This helps your child develop narrative skills important for learning to read later on.
–Tip by Jan P., Preschool/Childcare Liaison
I read Hold Fast, the latest book by Blue Balliett, in just two days! So for the weekend I was completely immersed in the world of the Pearl family, taking delight in Blue Balliett’s beautiful writing. It’s no wonder that one of the themes of this book is rhythm… this author is so gifted at creating rhythms with her words. Like her other books, this one has a Chicago setting, and the majority of the scenes take place in a homeless shelter. There are definitely sad moments, but overall this book is full of hope, and it inspires warm, fuzzy feelings about family and what it is we call home.
Book reviewed by Erin E., Youth Services Programming Coordinator
I read Goblins in the Castle. It was a great book, there are secret passages and a huge man who has a teddy bear. I think that anyone who like castles and mystery will love it.
Book read and reviewed by John.
A note from the Librarian: Sorry, readers, we don’t have this book in our collection but keep on reading!