August 1, 2012 | Brad B.
July 30, 2012 | Michelle
Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Well, look no further than your own backyard (well, near your yard, anyway). The Detroit Insitute of Arts has some great exhibits to see this summer and time is flying by. You won't want to miss the Five Spanish Masterpieces or the Pattie Smith Camera Solo exhibit! See you there!
July 28, 2012 | Marianne
Did you know the library has a great collection of international language items for kids? Among those many items, we have some fun picture books in Spanish. Check out some of the suggestions below:
Bravo! by Ginger Foglesong Guy ; illustrated by Rene King Moreno
Floating on Mama's song = Flotando con la canciâon de mamâa by Laura Lacâamara ; illustrated by Yuyi Morales
El día más feliz de Alicia by por Meg Starr ; ilustrado por Ying-hwa Hu & Cornelius Van Wright ; traducido por María Fiol
Olivia. Spanish by Falconer, Ian, 1959-
July 28, 2012 | Marianne
There's still plenty of time to hit the beach this summer. Here are some great picture books full of beachy fun to read before you go.
A beach tail by Karen Lynn Williams ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
The boy on the beach by story and pictures by Niki Daly
Mermaids Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Beach by Elisha Cooper
The Berenstain Bears go on vacation by Stan & Jan Berenstain ; with Mike Berenstain
July 24, 2012 | mebbitt
- beginning readers
- car rides
- music cd's
- May We Suggest
Have a long car trip planned? Looking for some fun music to entertain the whole family? Here is a list of some great car tunes everyone will love.
Wee sing in the car [sound recording] by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp
Car tunes [sound recording] by Sugar Beats
Car songs [sound recording]: songs to sing anywhere by [by Dennis Buck]
Here comes science [sound recording] by They Might Be Giants
City kid! [sound recording] by Joanie Leeds
July 22, 2012 | goulds
The dragon turn by Shane Peacock will captivate readers, even if they have not read the first four cases in the award winnning The Boy Sherlock Holmes series. Actually, Sherlock is an astute teen, not boy, in these books and in addition to solving crimes Scotland Yard cannot, he is dealing with male teen coming-of-age issues. Malicious magicians, affairs d'amour gone awry, a missing body, terrifying creatures, and hidden identities keep Sherlock and readers searching for clues that will illuminate what is really going on behind the scenes of The Egyptian Hall. Adding to Sherlock's agony, is his conviction that a female's guiles has spurred him to win the freedom of a wizard who really is the murderer. Set in London in the mid 1800's, this series paints a very realistic picture of that era and a portrait of the legendary Sherlock during his formative years.
July 21, 2012 | hathawaym
Check out these great reads about the creepiest, crawliest creatures around!
Incredible arachnids by John Townsend
Ant lions and lacewings by text by Elaine Pascoe; photographs by Dwight Kuhn
Goliath bird-eating spiders and other extreme bugs by Deirdre A. Prischmann
Creepy backyard invaders by Ruth Owen
Tarantula by Monica Harris
Spiders by Ann O. Squire
July 17, 2012 | durbinm
There are lots of fun ways to keep cool this summer and earn your Connect Your Summer Badges too. Read a book about an animal under a shady tree and earn your Make Tracks Badge. Or make a cool treat, and earn your Chow Down Badge. Go see a movie in a chilly theatre and earn your Curtains Up Badge. You can even go swimming in a lake or pool for your Go Wild badge, and read a favorite book on a raft.
July 16, 2012 | Michelle
Beloved author of the Encyclopedia Brown series, Donald J. Sobol, passed away July 11, 2012. He was 87 years old. His Encyclopedia Brown series debuted in 1963 and has delighted children for decades. Sobol's son has said his father died of natural causes. Mr. Sobol is survived by his wife, sister, three children, and four grandchildren.
July 13, 2012 | Michelle
Have you earned your Go Wild badge yet? If not, summer isn't over yet--so you still have time. Now that the weather has gotten better, be sure to get out and Go Wild by taking a walk in the woods or at a park, enjoying Art in the Park this weekend, July 13, 14, and 15, 2012 in Downtown Plymouth, or run through the sprinkler to cool off. No matter what you choose to do, Go Wild and have fun!