Miss Jacqui at Lexington
Meet Miss Jacqui at Lexington Branch!
"My favorite food is pasta."
"My favorite SLP topic is Elves/Fairies/Gnomes"
Miss Jacqui would like to recommend these SLP-themed books to Dig Into Reading!
Jump Into Science: Rocks & Minerals by Steve Tomecek
Recommended for ages 4 and up
Did you know that there are rocks all around us? Where did they come from? How were they formed? This book provides some great information about how rocks are used, what different types of rocks look like, the three main rock types, how rocks are formed, the rock cycle, fossils, and more! There’s even a craft at the end of the book that explains how you can make your own rock at home! The vivid and humorous images throughout the book draw the reader in, while the text is presented in a very kid-friendly format without being too basic or too overwhelming. Give this book a try for your little “rockhound!”
Under the Moon by Dyan Sheldon
Recommended for ages 6 and up
When Jenny finds an arrowhead in her backyard, her mother tells her about a time when “there were no roads, no cars, no cities, and no towns. Just the people, the animals, and the land itself.” However, she has a hard time imagining what life was like back then, since she is so distracted by the sights and sounds that are presently around her. After she falls asleep in a tent in the backyard, she dreams about the people who made her arrowhead. She visits with them and experiences their world for the night. The next morning, she reburies the flint, and she sees one final reminder of the world from long-ago. This book is beautifully illustrated and creates a mysterious, dream-like feel for both the past and present storylines. If you’re looking to introduce your child to the concept of archaeology and how items from the past can be found all around us, check out this beautiful book.
Join Miss Jacqui at Lexington Branch for Summer Library Program 2013, Dig Into Reading!, beginning June 3.