EVPL Communities: HipChick@evpl's Blog Postshttp://evpl.org/community/blogs/All of HipChick@evpl's blog posts on the EVPL Communities site.en-USCommunityServer 2008 SP1 (Build: 30619.63) <![CDATA[Spring Has Sprung]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2012/04/02/spring-has-sprung.aspx Mon, 02 Apr 2012 09:49:00 G4T 2372 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2012/04/02/spring-has-sprung.aspx to post your comments!

Flowers, bees, and colorful eggs abound when Spring is in the air.  Make sure you are ready with some great chiildren's books sure to delight the entire family.

Peepsqueak by Leslie Ann Clark is a short funny book about a little chick trying a great big thing...flying! Repetitive text and really cute pictures will keep you easily entertained as well as the funny ending!

10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel finds some baby rabbits trying to help Mama Rabbit cook some soup. Early learning concepts of counting and colors abound in this story. The beautiful illustrations just might make you want to eat your veggies!

Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells has classic and cute Max and Ruby on a hunt for the most eggs.  Of course the prize is a solid chocolate chicken!

Kite Day: a Bear and Mole Book by Will Hillenbrand is all about those few special days that the wind is up. And you know what that means? Getting out that new kite! This colorful book has a surprise ending....Read it!

And Then Its Spring by Julie Foglian is a tender story about a boy and his dog who are tired of waiting and waiting and waiting. They decide to plant some seeds and watch for brown to turn green. 

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<![CDATA[The little cloud that could...]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2011/08/08/the-little-cloud-that-could.aspx Mon, 08 Aug 2011 14:17:00 G8T 2281 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2011/08/08/the-little-cloud-that-could.aspx to post your comments!

 

Small, little Cloudette just isn't big enough to accomplish something grand...like making a garden grow, a waterfall, or even...snow!  "I'll just watch from here," she says.  After being blown to a new neighborhood, she meets a frog in need.  Can she huff and puff enough?  The theme of this story is size truly doesn't matter!  Check it out!

 

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<![CDATA[Stick to the schedule]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2011/04/15/stick-to-the-schedule.aspx Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:12:00 G4T 2282 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2011/04/15/stick-to-the-schedule.aspx to post your comments!

Mister Bud likes things the way they are...his house, his toys, his schedule.  But when a new dog comes to live with him, there's trouble.  Zorro is bossy, Mister Bud is grumpy, but something surprising happens.  Say Hello to Zorro! is about two complete opposites who find out they could be best friends.  Anyone who has ever had a dog will love the charming illustrations in this book.  Check it out today! 

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<![CDATA[W-a-g D-i-g M-u-d]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2010/08/11/w-a-g-d-i-g-m-u-d.aspx Wed, 11 Aug 2010 16:14:00 G8T 2193 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2010/08/11/w-a-g-d-i-g-m-u-d.aspx to post your comments!

                                                     

Meet Rocket, a sweet white dog who just wants to nap all day. But, tiny yellow bird has other ideas--like teaching him the wonderful alphabet.  Rocket starts sounding out letters and spelling words, but, summer only lasts so long and little yellow bird must fly south for the winter.  Rocket can't wait for S-P-R-I-N-G!  How Rocket Learned to Read is a beautifully illustrated book that will prompt reading it again and again and again! 

Enjoy everything Back to School especially P-I-Z-Z-A Thursday!          

 

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<![CDATA[Deliciously Sweet]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2010/04/08/deliciously-sweet.aspx Thu, 08 Apr 2010 13:37:00 G4T 2142 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2010/04/08/deliciously-sweet.aspx to post your comments!

Friendship that overcomes insecurity and lonliness is the theme of this story and it comes to you in the most perfect form of delicious--a Cupcake!  A plain vanilla cupcake, who, next to his fancy decorated family, finds himself still sitting on the plate all by himself, unchosen.  Walking by is a perfectly plain candle who finds himself in the same predicament.  Candle decides he is going to help Cupcake be "something special."  Cupcake nicely refuses each strange topping Candle brings except...for a hilarious surprise ending.  This book is smart, funny, simple and...sweet.  It includes recipes in the back to make your own "Deliciously Plain Vanilla Cupcakes" and "Deliciously Plain Vanilla Buttercream Frosting."  Check it out today!

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<![CDATA[Bless You!]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2010/01/27/achoo-bless-you.aspx Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:52:00 G1T 2026 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2010/01/27/achoo-bless-you.aspx to post your comments!

Do you have the flu?  Achoo!  Did you know that teaching your children to cover thier mouths when they cough or sneeze is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs?   Achoo!  Did you know that with the current H1N1 flu issues, having your child wash thier hands and use a tissue (not their sleeves) can go a long way to stop the spread of viruses?  Achoo!  And just in case you are already home in bed, here are some great books about being sick and how to get well soon!  If you need more information use the following link, and click on Flu Education for brochures in English and Spanish!

http://www.vanderburghgov.org/Index.aspx?page=77

   Achoo!  Good Manners Can Be Contagious!           Stay in Bed, Davy

   

     Elmo says Achoo!                               Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold

      How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?              Wash your Hands!

    Bear Feels Sick                   Berenstain Bears Sick Days

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<![CDATA[Cursed]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/10/16/cursed.aspx Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:19:00 G10T 1904 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/10/16/cursed.aspx to post your comments!

   The Pire family was perfectly happy living on Nostfer Avenue.  But, when the new neighbors move in, things change quickly.  The Wolfson's stay up all night, they lock their windows, and they love sunshine!  What's a happy vampire family to do?  They are too different in too many ways to get along.  Little Pire Bram writes to his Grandfather in Transylvania, "Dear Vampa...mom asks if you can get the guest crypt ready for us."  This story is a funny book for Halloween, but also could be used to talk about differences, acceptance and finding common ground. Much to the dismay of the Wolfson's, who are not who they seem, the vampire family moves out.  It is so hard to find good neighbors.  Check this one out, you'll love it!

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<![CDATA[Today's the perfect day]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/10/08/today-s-the-perfect-day.aspx Thu, 08 Oct 2009 13:24:00 G10T 1895 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/10/08/today-s-the-perfect-day.aspx to post your comments!

 

See that awful weather outside?  Feel that chilly nip in the air?  Today is the perfect day!  Let's do nothing!  This story is about two little boys who have spent their day doing everything.  Now what?  They try to do the near impossible task of ten whole seconds of nothing! Hold their breath, not a blink of an eye, remain absolutely still.  The cartoon like illustrations will humor all ages as they come to realize doing nothing is a lot harder than it seems. 

Can you do it?

 

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<![CDATA[There is just so much dirt in the world…]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/08/07/there-is-just-so-much-dirt-in-the-world.aspx Fri, 07 Aug 2009 15:56:00 G8T 1745 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/08/07/there-is-just-so-much-dirt-in-the-world.aspx to post your comments!

                               

                     

The farmyard is a dirty place.  Can you imagine?  Louisa, the pig with the pretty pink purse, writes letter after letter to upper management only to get this response…..”Dear Disgruntled, if you don’t like it, you can clean it up yourself.”  Louisa huffs off to the big city, but learns that the farm really isn’t that bad.  Just needs a good dusting!  Your truly, Louisa

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<![CDATA[Help Mama Out]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/07/01/help-mama-out.aspx Wed, 01 Jul 2009 14:45:00 G7T 1636 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/07/01/help-mama-out.aspx to post your comments!

 

 

   This chicken family just keeps running out of things.  Mama says, "Put it on the list," but does anyone listen?  There are pancakes but no syrup, cookies but no milk and then something terrible happens!  I am a major list maker, and if it isn't on the list it doesn't come home!  These cute illustrations will help teach some responsibility to your little ones and they won't even know!

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<![CDATA[Boys will be boys!]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/03/04/boys-will-be-boys.aspx Wed, 04 Mar 2009 10:12:00 G3T 1329 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/03/04/boys-will-be-boys.aspx to post your comments!

 Reading!

There is something hilarious about “unmentionables!”  Especially for those little boys!  There have been some really creative books lately that will make you change your mind about talking in hushed tones.  These books will teach you a bit about fashion, the important role of vocabulary and make you laugh from the bottom up!

   

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<![CDATA[Snap!]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/02/10/snap.aspx Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:21:00 G2T 1253 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/02/10/snap.aspx to post your comments!

   All of the other birds have eggs, Duck does not.  So, when he finds one to sit on the other birds all make fun of him.  What an Odd Egg!  Duck waits and waits, while watching all of the other birds with thier babies.  Until something unexpected happens.  Creak...Crack...this clever book will make you laugh!  Check it out!

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<![CDATA[Let it Snow!]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/01/26/let-it-snow.aspx Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:18:00 G1T 1189 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/01/26/let-it-snow.aspx to post your comments!

Today in storytime at Oaklyn we read all about snowmen.  We decided that we really want it to snow this week and to help it along, we sang this song...

I'm A Little Snowman (I'm a little teapot tune)

I'm a little snowman, short and fat (put arms out making a round belly at sides)

Here are my buttons, here is my hat (point to chest, put hands on your head)

When it's cold and icy, I will stay (put hands on hips)

But, when it's hot, I melt away (melt down to the ground)

 

Here are some great books about snowmen at the library!  Check them out!

             

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<![CDATA[Ssshhhh, listen...]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/10/30/ssshhhh-listen.aspx Thu, 30 Oct 2008 18:06:00 G10T 804 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/10/30/ssshhhh-listen.aspx to post your comments!

 In this tale, it's Bedtime at the Swamp-but, what's that sound?  Splish Splash rumba rumba bim bam boom! Is it a monster? Or something worse?  A repetitive text and funny illustrations will make this book just "scary" enough!

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<![CDATA[My bologna has a first name...]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/10/24/my-bologna-has-a-first-name.aspx Fri, 24 Oct 2008 09:10:00 G10T 771 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/10/24/my-bologna-has-a-first-name.aspx to post your comments!

 Oscar is having a tough halloween. He is a daschund whose mom embarrasses him with a "special" costume, the mean kids make fun of him and hog all the treats, and two pesky cats are just pesky.  But, this Hallo-wiener is able to make a heroic rescue and earn everyone's appreciation in the end.  A fun halloween book with lots of puns that will thrill kids and adults alike.

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Halloween dogs
<![CDATA["Oh my," said his mother]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/10/15/quot-oh-my-quot-said-his-mother.aspx Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:02:00 G10T 731 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/10/15/quot-oh-my-quot-said-his-mother.aspx to post your comments!

Frankie Stein is not like his parents! He has blonde hair, they have green. He has white teeth, they have green.  He has creamy skin, their's is...green.  They make faces at people, Frankie won't scare anyone.  Despite thier best efforts, Mr and Mrs. Stein accept their normal son for who he is--even though he does finally find a way to be scary at the end! This is sure to be a Halloween favorite!  GOTCHA!

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Halloween books
<![CDATA[Boo! Hiccup?]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/10/01/boo-hiccup.aspx Wed, 01 Oct 2008 13:21:00 G10T 671 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/10/01/boo-hiccup.aspx to post your comments!

    How do you get rid of the hiccups?  Skeleton needs help.  Despite trying several different methods, he just can't seem to get rid of them.  His friend Ghost tries to think of something.  He does, making for a very funny ending!   The illustrations are simple, but full of humor and details you don't want to miss.  Skeleton Hiccups is a great Halloween read!

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<![CDATA[I see London, I see France...]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/09/23/i-see-london-i-see-france.aspx Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:00:00 G9T 629 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/09/23/i-see-london-i-see-france.aspx to post your comments!

no thats wrong   

I see someone’s…No, that’s wrong!  An unsuspecting character finds something interesting.  It’s a hat!  All of the other animals think so too, except for one.  This is a really cute book about unmentionables that will have kids and grownups laughing out loud!

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<![CDATA[Granny will fix it!]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/08/13/granny-will-fix-it.aspx Wed, 13 Aug 2008 17:18:00 G8T 218 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/08/13/granny-will-fix-it.aspx to post your comments!

  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 you hear that?  GRANNY!!!  What a funny story to read about being afraid of something in the dark!

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<![CDATA[I love you Baby Boo Boo...]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/08/11/i-love-you-baby-boo-boo.aspx Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:24:00 G8T 205 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/08/11/i-love-you-baby-boo-boo.aspx to post your comments!

 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.  Then even Big Bad Bunnies need their mama!

 

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<![CDATA[Don't Worry]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/08/11/don-t-worry.aspx Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:57:00 G8T 202 HipChick@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2008/08/11/don-t-worry.aspx to post your comments!

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.  Does anything awful happen?  You will have to check this book out to see! 

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