It's hot outside! Kids, enjoy some books about how others beat the heat. If you want to cool off, chill out and read a book at the library — we have air conditioning! Here are some hot summery picture books and easy reader books. Keep cool, and don't forget your sunscreen!
Amanda Pig and the really hot day by Jean Van Leeuwen; pictures by Ann Schweninger
Hot dog by Molly Coxe
Clifford keeps cool by Norman Bridwell
Don't want to be cooped up in the house this summer? Play some cool outdoor games and keep boredom at bay. Need ideas to get you started? Check out the list of books below. You'll find new ideas for games along with some old familiar favorites.
Run, jump, hide, slide, splash: the 200 best outdoor games ever by Joe Rhatigan & Rain Newcomb
Get out!: outdoor activities kids can enjoy anywhere (except indoors) by Hallie Warshaw with Jake Miller; photography by Julie Brown
The month of May just happens to be National Bike Month. Now that the weather's finally improving, take some time to get outside and ride your bike. Check out some bike books, too! Listed below are a few fun choices. Happy reading (and bike riding!).
Little Lizard's new bike by Melinda Melton Crow; illustrated by Andrew Rowland
Curious George rides a bike by H. A. Rey
On April 15th, 1912, RMS Titanic sank after striking an iceberg during its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Curious about the history of Titanic? Check out some nonfiction titles like the following:
882 1/2 amazing answers to your questions about the Titanic by Hugh Brewster and Laurie Coulter
Story of the Titanic by Steve Noon; illustrated by Eric Kentley
The Titanic: an interactive history adventure by Bob Temple
Program Date: March 26, 2:00-2:45PM
Kroll wrote such children's favorites as That Makes Me Mad!, The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, and Jungle Bullies. Find a more complete listing of his books and see what we have available in the library.
March 5th is author Mem Fox's birthday. Here in the U.S. it's still March 4th, but right now in Adelaide, Australia where Mem Fox lives, it's already March 5th! If you aren't familiar with Mem's books, check out some of my favorites listed below.
Harriet, you'll drive me wild by Mem Fox; illustrated by Marla Frazee
Time for bed by Mem Fox; illustrated by Jane Dyer
Bored with the same old brown-bag lunches? Can't take the thought of another plain PBJ or tuna-fish sandwich? Grab some lunch box cookbooks to help you out. Find something new for those weekday lunches at school, or some fresh ideas for lunchtime at home. Check out some of these books listed below for inspiration.
Brown bag success: making healthy lunches your kids won't trade by Sandra K. Nissenberg and Barbara N. Pearl
Paula Deen's cookbook for the lunch-box set by Paula Deen with Martha Nesbit; illustrated by Susan Mitchell
Hey kids! Did you know that you can now find Pinkalicious books in the Readers section of the Children's Department? We've got two new titles in this easy-to-read format. Check them out:
Pink around the rink by Victoria Kann
Pinkalicious: school rules by Victoria Kann
So next time you're looking for Pinkalicious books, remember that they're not only in the Picture Books section, and don't forget to check the Readers section!