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  • Sitting Down To Eat

    Author Bill Harley calls this a "zipper" song. He defines a zipper song as one where each verse is the same except for one word being changed. He gives as an example Pete Seeger's If I Had a Hammer . In Sitting Down to Eat , the singer relates the story of being all set to eat when an animal...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 06-12-2009
  • Think Honda Is Only a Car? Think Again!

    I love my Honda Civic -- but I was surprised to learn that Honda is the last name of Soichiro Honda, born in Japan in 1906. Honda: The boy Who Dreamed of Cars is a picture book biography that begins with his early life and shows the long road to his eventual creation of Honda motorbikes and later Honda...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 10-29-2008
  • Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour

    How does a kid feel when the electricity goes out in the middle of the night and he can't find anyone but his dog? That's what happens to the boy in Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour by Eve Bunting. Donald Carrick's pictures are very realistic as boy and dog open a creaky bedroom door and...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 10-27-2008
  • What Can Kids Do About the Economy?

    Sheila Bair, FDIC chairwoman, has written a picture book for children on responsible money managing. Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock relates the story of twins whose grandfather gives them one dollar a week for ten weeks. Gramps promises to match each dollar saved at the end of each week. Brock saved...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 10-23-2008
  • The Bus for Us

    "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 their wordless activities are worth watching. And...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 08-25-2008
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