Tag Archives: 2011

Happy Birthday, Lois Ehlert!

(Leaf men made by a child @ MRCPL) Lois Ehlert is one of the most recognized and celebrated children’s illustrators.  Her use of collage as illustration is appealing to children and adults alike.  If you don’t believe us, just try … Continue reading

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Awash in Color – Learning Colors with Concept Books

We’ve covered great books to help your children learn their letters and numbers – but what about colors?  Just as important as the ABCs and 123s, knowing colors can help children navigate their world, and better learn to describe that … Continue reading

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November 2011 Featured Article

Build Your Own Library If you’ve thought about what you can do to encourage success in school, no doubt you know that daily reading is an important activity, especially at home.  While most children have countless books on hand at … Continue reading

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October Book Reviews, Part 2

Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf From Miss Janet at Lexington “But we have no Jews, what do you want with us?”  The question of one woman remains and echoes through this story of two friends from a tiny … Continue reading

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Plymouth Pumpkin Carving Contest 2011

  Looking to vote for the Plymouth Branch Pumpkin Carving Contest? Look no further! Just follow the directions on the page (and be sure to press “Done” at the bottom of the survey to report your choices) and you’re set … Continue reading

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Another Month, Another Round of New Books!

We really have been receiving some wonderful new books for any age of reader in the Children’s Department.  Below are the three categories – Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Nonfiction – in video and list format. If any of these … Continue reading

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New Music for Fall

Your library has so many things for you to do and see.  Why not stop in and check out the new children’s music that is arriving daily?  From well-known music from your favorite Disney Pixar film to Country star-turned mommy, … Continue reading

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October Book Reviews, Part 1

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens From Miss Janet at Lexington Kate remembered her mother’s tears, a necklace slipped around her neck, a charge to care for her brother and sister, whispers, and then…waking in an orphanage far way, with … Continue reading

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October 2011 Featured Article

eBooks, Hooray! Technology is great when you can understand how to use it and how it can work for you.  While audiobooks are certainly nothing new, the popularity of eBooks and eReaders is growing rapidly, thanks to innovations in technology.  … Continue reading

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Learning to Count, Counting to Learn — Concept Books for Young Readers

First come the ABCs, then come the 123s.  Your child is learning so much every time you read books together! Your library has lots of “concept books” including counting books, which are great for young learners.  These early childhood books … Continue reading

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