Monthly Archives: September 2013

Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate From Miss Mary at Main Library “People call me the Freeway Gorilla.  The Ape at Exit 8, The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback.  The names are mine, but they’re not me.  … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids: Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed!

Today is the anniversary of the birth of a great American — John Chapman (more commonly known as Johnny Appleseed!).  In order to celebrate, we’re going to dedicate our craft post to this humble man born on September 26, 1774.  … Continue reading

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It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy, buckos! This day be Talk Like a Pirate Day! Started by two men, John Baur and Mark Summers, the first official International Talk Like A Pirate Day was September 19, 2002. Even so, Mr. Baur and Mr. Summers have been … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Please & Thank You

What do you say when you would like a cookie? Is sharing a good thing? What should you say when you see someone you know? Did you know we have lots of books for little ones that answer these questions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin From Miss Mary at Main Pete the Cat puts on his favorite shirt, the one with the four groovy buttons, and starts his day.  As he sings, his buttons … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jack Prelutsky!

  Today’s birthday post is in honor of one of America’s best-loved children’s poets, Jack Prelutsky.  Mr. Prelutsky has done as much (if not more) for children’s poetry as Shel Silverstein.  So today, September 8th, we celebrate this man and … Continue reading

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