Earn your badge by putting on a comedy performance. Read a joke book and then tell some jokes to your family or friends.
Earn your Curtains Up badge by listening to one of these great audio book performances:
Bossypants [sound recording] by Tina Fey
Steve Jobs [sound recording] by Walter Isaacson
The Mark of Zorro [sound recording] by written by Johnston McCulley, produced by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear
Teen books made into movies:
Nick & Norah's infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
The princess diaries by Meg Cabot
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
The extra by Michael Shea
Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann
Adored by Tilly Bagshawe
Whitby vampyrrhic by Simon Clark
The reluctant heiress by Eva Ibbotson
Antonio's wife: a novel by Jacqueline DeJohn
Charles Jessold, considered as a murderer by Wesley Stace
The doctor and the diva: a novel by Adrienne McDonnell
[inspire by Kassy.Miller is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]
Did you know that many of the great family movies out there were kids books first? You can earn your "curtains up" badge by reading some of these great titles:
Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
Cheaper by the dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey; (with a new afterword by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey)
PLEASE NOTE: This program has been relocated to the Community Room at CPL.
Jim Gill is an award winning, Internationally known, fantastically expressive, super fun, author and musician. He is also a superstar among many and is played often at CPL's Family Storytimes. Most importantly, however, Jim is a child development specialist and concentrated his graduate studies on the significant role of play in our lives. Jim understands the importance of those moments when young children “play at reading” with parents, teachers and caregivers that they love. Those moments play a crucial role in literacy development.
Jim Gill is unique in his ability to combine his artistry with advocacy for early literacy development. He shares both at each inspiring and joyous event.
Pirate radio [videodisc] — I watched this movie some time ago, and since Radio Caroline was one of the pirate radio stations loosely depicted in the movie, I've had the following book on my reading list for awhile:
Shiprocked: [life on the waves with Radio Caroline] by Steve Conway — The story of Steve Conway's time with Radio Caroline doesn't include a lot of information about the context of pirate radio, but does include many entertaining anecdotes of his experiences on and off the Ross Revenge.