Come see the wonderful resources we have available for parents and teachers in the Educational Materials area in the READ Center at Central Library. We have a special resources area, magazines, seasonal displays, new books, and a quiet place to work. Some of the most recent new books:
BEING THE OTHER ONE: GROWING UP WITH A BROTHER OR SISTER WHO HAS SPECIAL NEEDS. Able siblings commonly struggle with feelings of isolation, grief, anxiety, and anger - feelings that can arise in childhood and can persist into adulthood. Includes practical advice, support, helpful books, organizations, and websites.
SONGS AND RHYMES READERS THEATRE FOR BEGINNING READERS. Gerades 1-2, with scripts built around 24 rhymes such as "The Eensy, Weensy Spider", "The Farmer in the Dell", and "I'm a Little Teapot".
BOOKS THAT DON'T BORE 'EM: YOUNG ADULT BOOKS THAT SPEAK TO THIS GENERATION. Grades 5 and up. Books for read-alouds, literature circles, independent reading, author biographies and interviews. Thematic book lists.
STOP THE COPYING WITH WILD & WACKY REREARCH PROJECTS. Grades 4-8. In lieu of traditional written reports, students create poems, games, quizzes, and other products. Ten chapters.
PLAYFUL READING: POSITIVE, FUN WAYS TO BUILD THE BOND BETWEEN PRESCHOOLERS, BOOKS, AND YOU. Themes: support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, positive identity. Book recommendations, activities, suggestions.