Kids Blog

  • 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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  • Don't Worry

    by HipChick@evpl on Monday, August 11 2008, 2:57pm
    The world is a scary place! So Scaredy Squirrel stays put in his tree. Perfectly content with his daily routine. he eats a nut, checks out the view, eats a nut, checks out the view, eats a nut.... until something unexpected happens and he has to leave...
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  • Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Monday, August 11 2008, 9:31am
    I hope I'm never eyeball-to-eyeball with a giant squid! But if I want to know what a giant squid's eyeball looks like in its actual size, I can look in Steve Jenkins' book . And now I'm absolutely sure I don't want to do this in real...
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  • I Spy New Easy Readers

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Sunday, August 10 2008, 1:33pm
    If you like the Walter Wick/Jean Marzollo I Spy books, you'll be happy to learn that there are now easy reader editions available. Like the earlier books in the I Spy family, the easy readers are themed, with titles like I Spy a Pumpkin and I Spy...
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  • Simple can be good

    by bookchick@evpl on Wednesday, August 6 2008, 8:15am
    I've been told that I have a simple sense of humor. Sounds bad doesn't it? But, simple is the reason I really like Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie books. These picture books have simple text and simple illustrations that let the characters...
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  • Andrew Clements makes me laugh

    by kiya@evpl on Monday, July 28 2008, 1:41pm
    Andrew Clements makes me laugh. Even when his books are a little bit sad, they still have funny spots. Clements writes books for all ages of children - there are picture books, easy chapter books, harder chapter books, and books for teenagers. One of...
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  • Invention of Hugo Cabret

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Friday, July 25 2008, 3:08pm
    This is the Caldecott Award winner with the most pages ever. The detailed pictures are fascinating. Brian Selznick's inventive artwork carries the bulk of the story line.
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  • Who Is That Guy?

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Friday, July 25 2008, 2:53pm
    Melvin Bubble is described by everyone who knows him. Each one has a very different viewpoint. It would be great for kids who are considering writing themselves. Kids and their parents love this book!
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