Category Archives: Children’s Authors

Author Spotlight — Byron Barton

We’re still going strong with our 2013 Summer Library Program (SLP) as we “Dig Into Reading,” so this month we are going to spotlight an author/illustrator with books that fit perfectly with the theme. There are a great number of … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Girls

American Girls series From Miss Sarah at Bellville I spent most of the 1990’s in elementary school and middle school.  When I reflect upon the books that I read during that time, I remember one series that really stands out.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald From Miss Sarah at Bellville The eleventh and latest book from the Judy Moody Series is Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald.  Judy Moody is an eccentric … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Dinosaurs

The theme for our 2013 Summer Library Program is “Dig Into Reading” with all sorts of fun and interesting topics like worms and dirt, excavators and diggers, archaeology, rocks and minerals, and, of course, DINOSAURS!  We’ve got so many dinosaur … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein From Miss Jennie at Ontario Most people have either read or have at least heard of  The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  If you haven’t ever read it (or if it has been a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The World’s Greatest Elephant

The World’s Greatest Elephant by Ralph Helfer From Miss Jennie at Ontario Branch This is one of my favorite non-fiction books.  It is a touching story, beautifully illustrated, of a boy and an elephant and an amazing friendship that lasted … Continue reading

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Ready for Children’s Book Week?

We don’t really need an official day or week or month to celebrate books, because around here, we LOVE books!  This week is Children’s Book Week, so we’ve come up with some great ideas for you and your family to … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Five Senses

When it comes to early literacy and learning, we think of colors, shapes, letters, numbers, and… our five senses!  Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling all help young ones learn about the world around them.  And it makes a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lulu and the Brontosaurus

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith From Miss Terry at Main Lulu, a small girl who is a giant pain, is used to getting whatever she wants and lots of it. When her parents tell … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Black Rabbit

The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers From Miss Terry at Main Library Rabbit steps out of his home into a beautiful sunny morning only to find a big black rabbit that follows him everywhere he goes. No matter what Rabbit … Continue reading

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