Parents, looking for some fun titles to encourage your little one to start using the potty? Check out some of these humorous picture books, and good luck!
Everyone poops by Taro Gomi; translated by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum
Have you seen my potty? by Mij Kelly
The princess and the potty by Wendy Cheyette Lewison; illustrated by Rick Brown
Get crafty with help from these books. These craft projects with They Might Be Giants playing in the background could lead to a very fun rainy day!
Nature's art box: from t-shirts to twig baskets, 65 cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere by written by Laura C. Martin; with drawings by David Cain
Crafty kids: fun projects for you and your toddler by Rosie Hankin
Fresh, delicious, homemade bread that is easy to make. Sounds too good to be true, but that's the claim for Kneadlessly Simple, a book on order at CPL. I'm eagerly awaiting my chance at the copy, and as soon as I've tried out a recipe or two, I'll report back and let you know if the recipes really work as promised.
Great adult authors have recognized that teen readers are more alive than ever; they know a hot trend when they see it. Celebrate Support Teen Literature Day by grabbing a teen book by an adult author. There are so many to choose from: Walter Mosley's 47, Michael Chabon's Summerland.
Mark Fidrych was introduced to the Detroit area back in 1976. He was energetic, unique, and talented. Fans everywhere watched his antics on the field from talking to the ball to kneeling down and smoothing out the mound. He won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1976 and went on to spend his major league career with the Detroit Tigers. Remember Mark Fidrych in his book No Big Deal published in 1977.
Now that the sun is shining more and more, why not learn about how you can use the sun's energy to generate electricity and power. Here is a nifty website with more on solar power and below are some books to help you learn more:
Energy from the sun by Allan Fowler
Harnessing power from the sun by Niki Walker
Solar power: a true book by Christine Petersen
With so many ponds nearby, I've been noticing a lot of ducks waddling around outside the library. Ducks are such nice birds — sometimes I like to feed them bread! I like reading about ducks, too. What about you? The library has lots of great books in our Readers section all about ducks! Try:
Ducks in muck by Lori Haskins ; illustrated by Valeria Petrone
Lucky duck by written by Ellen Weiss ; illustrated by Brian Lies
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow; the urge to make everything fresh and clean is in the air. Check out CPL Housekeeping staff's eco-friendly hints to green up your clean up.
Green-up your cleanup by Jill Potvin Schoff — Keep odd socks for general dusting. Combine lemon juice or vinegar with water, boil in the microwave to help soften stuck on foods.
Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship. Although she was born in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia today, Mother Teresa's family came from Shkoder, Albania her father was active in national politics and her mother was a devout Catholic. Mother Teresa has been quoted as saying: "By blood I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun.