Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!!!!!!


 Wishing all dads, grand dads, uncles, nephews, brothers... mentors...

Want to read some great children's books for Father's Day? Check out these wonderful recommendations!!!!!!!

1.  The Night Before Father's Day by Natasha Wing

2.  The Ten Best Things About My Dad by Christine Loomis


3.  What Dads Can't Do by Douglas Wood


5.  The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman

6.  My Father Knows the Names of Things by Jane Yolen


7.  A Perfect Father's Day by Eve Bunting


8.  A Wild Father's Day by Sean Callahan


9.  My Dad's a Hero by Rebecca Christiansen


10.  The Berenstain Bears and the Papa's Day Surprise by Stan Berenstain



Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!









It's the First Day of Summer... What Are We Reading????

Welcome to the First Day of Summer!!!!!!!!!!

It's the First Day of Summer... What Are We Reading????

Let's check out some of the titles that we are reading for the beginning of summer...

Let us know which books you are currently reading........

Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur and Illustrated by Leslie Evans

We're Going on a Picnic by Pat Hutchins

Picnic by Emily Arnold McCully (Winner of the Caldecott Medal)

One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews

The Amazing Outdoor Activity Book by Angela Wilkes


Let us know your favorite books for the beginning of summer!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 American Library Association Summer Reading Lists

2015 American Library Association Summer Reading Lists

It's summer time and that means summer reading for students.... It's fun and exciting... Check out some of these ALA selected titles. Write and tell us which ones you liked and didn't like and why!

Click here to check out the American Library Association recommended summer reading titles...

2015 ALA Summer Reading List

Happy Reading.........................................

Until the next time...............................................

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away.............................

Friday, May 22, 2015

NEXT! Please by Christopher Inns

NEXT! Please by Christopher Inns

I just read the most adorable book that I want to share with you all...


NEXT! Please by Christopher Inns

ONE EYE TED has lost his eye! 

Woolly Sheep has become unraveled! 

Wonderhorse wonders where his wheel went, and the whole gang needs help! 

Luckily, these ailments are all in a day's work for Doctor Hopper and her trusty nurse, Rex Barker.

Together, these toy-repair experts knit, glue, and counsel their loveable patients back to health while proving that laughter is still the best medicine.


This is one of the most creatively written books that I have ever read!
The colors are bright and happy! The sentences are short and fun!!!!!!!!!!

I love the eye chart. How brilliant!

This warm and fuzzy book is a must read for all children (adults too) who love happy cuddly friendly animal stories! I absolutely LOVE this book! I am looking forward to adding it to my collection::))

This is a must have for all home, school, public, day care, and private libraries............

Happy reading....................

Until the next time...........................................................

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away..............................................

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Recycled Craft Projects For Kids by Marion Elliot (Great Summer Fun)

Recycled Craft Projects For Kids: 50 Things to make from junk, shown step by step in over 400 photographs

by Marion Elliot

Now that Summer is fast approaching and children will be out of school soon and it's time to clear out the junk from our houses, let's think of some great inexpensive or free activities that are engaging, fun, educational, and save our environment...

The new book "Recycled Craft Projects For Kids: 50 Things to make from junk, shown step by step in over 400 photographs" is a great source for activities for children.

This book is an excellent source for creating many fun, easy-to-follow crafts that children young and old can create using recycled materials

The book contains the following:
  • Introduction
  • Recycling
  • Materials and Equipment
  • Techniques
  • Quick and Easy Ideas
  • Templates
  • Toys and Puppets
  • Wild West Ranch
  • Cowboys
  • Space Station
  • Games, Instruments, and Objects
  • Adornments and Decorations
  • Index

Can you imagine creating cowboys "ready to ride on their dappled horses?" They are made from old-fashioned wooden pegs and other items.... They are in here...


How about a Paper-plate Cat Mask  or an Indoor Snowstorm or a Radical Robot or Paper-bag Animal Mask or Space Cat or Television Set or Fruit Machine or Tambourine or Drum or Nail Chimes or Groovy Guitar or Cardboard Frame or Papier-Mache Bowl or Rolled-Paper Beads or Nature Box.

You will find the directions for all of these activities and more in this easy-to-read and follow book!
the books is divided into great categories so that if you are interested in creating a Groovy Guitar, you can refer to the "Games, Instruments and Objects" section. If you are interested in the creating all manner of Christmas decorations, you can search the "Adornments and Decorations" section.

The pictures and directions are short, simple, crisp, clear, and easy to follow. You can locate some of the materials for your projects that are earmarked for your local recycle bin.
Until the next time........................
Happy reading..........................................
A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mothers! Aunts!

I wanted to include some really great Mother's Day books that I think you will enjoy!!!!!!!!!


Mama and Me by Arthur Dorros and Pictures by Rudy Gutierrez

"VÁmanos," MamÁ says. 
"Let's go!"
Together we garden and bake.
We bike and paint a mural,
colorful and bright.
I do some things sola,
all by myself.
MamÁ says, "¡Perfecto!"—
just perfect!
With MamÁ, I feel like a girasol,
a sunflower, tall and proud."VÁmanos," MamÁ says. 

"Let's go!"
Together we garden and bake.
We bike and paint a mural,
colorful and bright.
I do some things sola,
all by myself.
MamÁ says, "¡Perfecto!"—
just perfect!
With MamÁ, I feel like a girasol,
a sunflower, tall and proud. 

Meet Me at the Moon by Gianna Marino

"When Mama Elephant must leave Little One to ask the skies for rain, the young elephant is worried. Who will care for Little One? Who will sing Mama's special songs? When will she return? "

Lots of Moms by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly

"Each mom is different and special-but moms are alike in many ways too. They teach you ... take care of you ... play with you ... and they always love you."

A Mom Like No Other by Christine Taylor-Butler

"I listen to rap music. Mom dances to pop." Though they’re different, it’s clear they’re best friends."


These books are all a great addition to any home, public, private, or school libary!


Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Happy Earth Day... Week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Earth Day was April 22, 2015, but I came across a few books that I wanted to share with you.


Let's Celebrate Earth Day 

by Connie and Peter Poop and Illustrated by Gwen Connelly

I absolutely loved the book "Let's Celebrate Earth Day by Connie and Peter Poop and Illustrated by Gwen Connelly

This book is an excellent introduction to the history of Earth Day. The quotes at the very beginning of the book are quite thoughtful including:

"The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth" by Chief Seattle, Native American leader

A generation goes, and  generation comes, but the earth abides forever." King James Bible, Ecclesiastes 1:4


"Waste note, want not."Proverb

The book begins with:

Recycle! Reduce! Reuse! Bike! Walk! Ride the bus! Conserve water! Save energy! Endangered animals! Precious plants! Think globally, act locally! A multitude of messages encourage you to treat our earth with respect.

What day is it Earth Day!


Some of the titles in the book include:

What is Earth Day?

When was the first Earth Day?

Did the first Earth Day make a difference?

What is an endangered species?

Earth Day Riddles?

Ok, here's one of the Earth Day riddle from the book:
How does the ocean say good-bye?
It waves!


Should we protect every plant and animal?

Why does it matter where a plant or animal lives?

Earth Day riddles?
What has no feet but can run?

You guessed it... water...H2o


What can roar but doesn't have a mouth? A fire...

Where do crocodiles heard their money? in river banks.

Are forest fires good or bad?

Water, water, everywhere Nor any drop to drink

Why is garbage a problem?

What is a fossil fuel?

Is there an energy source that's good for Earth?

What is global warming?

Recycle your lunch

Ready for some good news?

This is a really wonderful book for children and adults alike. The layout and pictures in this book are warm, engaging, thoughtful and fun.  This book was such a great find! I learned so very much about saving our planet reading this short, easy-to-read book!  Trust me, you will too!!!!

I VERY HIGHLY recommend this book for all home, school, public, and private libraries! It is simply a must-read for anyone wanting to learn about Earth Day and saving our rich and abundant planet!

If you want a humorous book that teaches you about Earth Day, look no further...

DINOSAURS TO THE RESCUE: A Guide to Protecting Our Planet 

by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

This is Slobosaurus. He's full of excuses for why he can't 
to the earth

This book really brought a smile to my face. I giggled as I shared it with others. Even though the pictures and text are fun to read and look at it, this book does tell a serious story of how we have been polluting our environment and what we can do to save the planet! 

Even though this book is geared for younger children. I enjoyed reading this book and learned a great deal as well.

I highly recommend this book for home, school, public, and private libraries and also daycare facilities or wherever there are small children who you want to teach about Earth Day and saving our planet. This is a great book for story time. It will keep the little ones engaged and laughing.....


I am truly happy that I found both of these Earth Day book. Even though they are different, they are both a great introduction to Earth Day and saving our planet!

You won't be disappointed with these books. Add them both to your collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read them throughout the year!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let us know what you think!


Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!