April 14, 2020 | hathawaym
Do your kids miss going to school? (Do you miss sending your kids to school?) Hoopla can help! Here is a collection of always-available titles Elementary-age children can learn with (and enjoy) during their time at home.
Not only are Hoopla titles always available, but at this time Hoopla has curated a list of more than 1,100 "Bonus Borrow" titles that are free to checkout and do not count against your monthly limits. We've put together a list of our favorites. (Educational Bonus Borrows are marked with an *)
- Rubber Band Engineer by Lance Akiyama (ebook) - Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. In vivid color photos, you'll be guided to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines.
- Hannah's Tall Order: An A to Z Sandwich by Linda Vander Heyden and Kayla Harren (ebook) - This messy romp through the alphabet will have readers in fits of giggles from beginning to end.
- Mason Jar Science by Jonathan Adolf* (ebook) - Using just a jar and a few ordinary household items, children learn to create miniature clouds, tiny tornadoes, small stalactites, and, of course, great goo and super slime!
- Explore Ancient Egypt by Carmella Van Vleet and Alex Kim* (ebook) - learn about ancient Egyptian homes, food, money, toys, games, makeup, clothes, kings, mummies, and more.
- Animal Songs by Raffi* (music) - Explore music and movement with a theme kids love: animals!
- How to Write A Comic Book by Nel Yomtov* (ebook) - This book teaches readers how to plan and write comic books. A variety of activities provide hints and tips along the way to support the process of planning, organizing, and writing the narrative of a comic book story.
- STEAM Lab for Kids by Liz Lee Heinecke (ebook) - The deeper you look into art, the more engineering and math you'll find. From graphite circuit comic books to edible stained glass, young engineers and artists alike will find inspiration.
- You can too! Civil Rights Champions by Kelly Rodgers* (ebook) - What do Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King Jr. have in common? They are civil rights champions!
- Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes by Brian P. Cleary (ebook) - A whimsical tour of everyone's 26 favorite letters. Rhyming verses are illustrated with colorful collage. Can you find the letters and objects hidden on every page?
- How Plants Grow by Dona Herwick Rice* (ebook) - Beginning readers explore the steps to make plants grow! Readers will learn about various parts of the plant including seeds, roots, and leaves in this engaging nonfiction title.
March 10, 2020 | marianne
Looking to start a conversation with your children about the importance of hygiene, hand washing, and preventing the spread of germs? Check out these Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction selections below. Click on the titles for exact location and availability.