August 2008 - Kids Blog

  • A World without Superman?

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Saturday, August 30 2008, 10:16am
    If you have ever worn a cape or attempted to fly, as I have, you will want to check out Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman . Superman seems to have always existed, but he was created in 1934 by writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster, who...
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  • Lost and Found

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Friday, August 29 2008, 1:54pm
    Andrew Clements has another winner in his signature series of school stories with Lost and Found . Jay Grayson had only average expectations for his new school when he arrived on the first day. But when Jay's name-and only Jay's name-was called...
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  • There's No Such Thing as a DRAGON!

    by kiya@evpl on Thursday, August 28 2008, 6:19pm
    You will certainly giggle at least once while reading this delightful story by Jack Kent. Billy Bixbee wakes up one morning to find a tiny dragon on his bed! He tries to tell his mom, but she keeps insisting that dragons don't exist. And the dragon...
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  • Who is Pura Belpre and why is she important?

    by EZReader@evpl on Thursday, August 28 2008, 2:03pm
    I've just finished reading The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos by Lucia Gonzalez (with illustrations by Lulu Delacre). Most likely few people outside the library world know about Pura Belpre, the first Puerto Rican librarian hired...
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  • dr. jean

    by bookmarkbeck@evpl on Thursday, August 28 2008, 10:56am
    Dr. Jean songs and books will be featured at the NBL storytimes next week. Dr. Jean has 35 years experience in education and as a consultant. She holds a PH.D. from Georgia State University. Twelve of her popular songs have been"hand selected and...
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  • I Stink

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Wednesday, August 27 2008, 3:11pm
    This is the some garbage truck! Kate and Jim McMullan have written three great picture books about various vehicles. I Stink ! is the first one I read. They're all great! Look also for I'm Dirty! and I'm Mighty!
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  • Breathing new life into the music world

    by FiddleChick@evpl on Tuesday, August 26 2008, 9:17am
    You may notice after a period of time that your own child may become bored with their studies within classical music. Don't be discouraged or worried! As a classically trained musician I also went through a period of time where I became bored. Sometimes...
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  • The Bus for Us

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Monday, August 25 2008, 4:31pm
    "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" That's the question Tess asks on every other page of this book, while they wait to go to school. Big brother Gus answers with varying degrees of patience. Meanwhile more kids keep lining up to ride too, and...
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  • How to make classical music fun for kids

    by FiddleChick@evpl on Monday, August 25 2008, 2:21pm
    I've noticed not only as a former child musician but now as an adult musician/teacher that getting young children interested in classical music is almost like pulling teeth! Some kids just aren't interested in the classics. So, how do you get...
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  • Board Books for under 2s

    by LibraryLady@evpl on Monday, August 25 2008, 12:38pm
    I must admit that there are days when my under two year olds are just not interested in the book I'm reading for storytime. I get about three pages in and the kids are lost. The birds outside the window are much more interesting than my shapes book...
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  • Fall Children's program schedules available now!

    by Blazer@evpl on Friday, August 22 2008, 10:59am
    Check out your favorite branch and all the wonderful programs coming your way beginning September 2!
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  • Paint the Wind

    by EZReader@evpl on Thursday, August 21 2008, 1:38pm
    I just finished reading this book for our Young Hoosier Intermediate Committee. Loved this book! Give this great horse story to upper elementary/middle schoolers. It has plenty of action and adventure with a little sadness and humor thrown in, too. Plus...
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  • Granny will fix it!

    by HipChick@evpl on Wednesday, August 13 2008, 5:18pm
    Guess what? You are spending the night at Granny's house and you get to sleep in the big bed all by yourself. Are you going to be scared?? Of course not.... what's that noise ? Can someone sleep with me? How about some of the farm animals? Did...
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  • Election Year Fun

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Monday, August 11 2008, 3:27pm
    Sam's mother is the President of the United States. His father is the First Guy. Sam has a pet cat named Warren and they know a friendly rat named Leonard. It's great to live in the White House for a while, but Sam has too many limits. That's...
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  • I love you Baby Boo Boo...

    by HipChick@evpl on Monday, August 11 2008, 3:24pm
    My baby boo boo loves this book! It is all about not being a baby anymore and growing up. Mama mouse loves to hug and kiss her babies, but watch out for Big Bad Bunny ! She likes to munch, scratch and laughs loud like a hyena. That is until she gets lost...
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