One of my kids' favorite books is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. This amusing story takes place in the town of Chewandswallow where the townspeople get all of their food from the sky. Everyone loves living in a town where they don't need to shop for groceries, until one day when things take a turn for the worse. If you enjoy the book, a movie version is being made which opens on September 18th.
Need More Winnie? Try A Bear Called Winnie, which tells the story of the real life bear that Christopher's teddy was named after. You can also find more information about the Milnes and Winnie here.
Calvin Coconut in Trouble Magnet (Salisbury) is about a nine-year-old boy who catches the attention of the school bully on the day before he starts fourth grade, while at home, the unfriendly, fifteen-year-old daughter of his mother's best friend has taken over his room.
Celebrate Poet's Day on August 21st. Take the time to honor your favorite poet, especially if it's yourself! Write a poem, read a poem or perform a poem. You could even comment on this post with one of your favorites.
Did you notice that a lot of new books feature stories about the environment? Even some of our favorite characters are "going green". Check out these titles to see what I mean:
SpongeBob goes green!: an earth-friendly adventure by Molly Reisner; illustrated by Stephen Reed
OK go by Carin Berger
Cam Jansen and the green school mystery by David A. Adler; illustrated by Joy Allen
Just Grace goes green by written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper
Enter the earth by Lee Welles; illustrated by Ann Hameister
Scat by Carl Hiaasen
My life in pink & green by Lisa Greenwald
"Deep in the water
where the fish hang out
lives a glum, gloomy swimmer
with an ever-present pout."
Can anything cheer up this bummed out fish? Will he ever get over his case of the "blubs"?? For a rollicking good read be sure to check out "The Pout-Pout Fish"!
Does your bedroom need a fresh look for the new school year? Have no fear, we have a interior decorating book just for you. For help with making over your bedroom, check out:
I wanna re-do my room by Clea Hantman; illustrated by Azadeh Houshyar
Bedroom makeover crafts by Kathy Ross; illustrated by Nicole in den Bosch
Room crafts: add some simple style to your space by from the editors of American Girl
Program Date: August 20 at 2-2:45 pm.
Book Title: Gloria Rising by Anne Cameron
Program Date: August 18 at 2-2:45 pm.
Book Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl