Adult librarians are like lazy bakers: their patrons want a jelly doughnut, so they give them a jelly doughnut. Children’s librarians are ambitious bakers: ‘You like the jelly doughnut? I’ll get you a jelly doughnut. But you should try my cruller, too. My cruller is gonna blow your mind, kid.’

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yup.

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Hahahaha!

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Hold the phone…there’s always my cake donuts too.

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20 Alternative Easter Egg Ideas

harpercollinschildrens:

Whether it’s dyed eggs, decorative baskets or extravagant hats; Easter has always been one of the craftiest holidays. Egg dying is definitely one of our favorites, but this year we wanted to take it up a notch and pair creative Easter egg designs with Children’s Easter books.

We know it’s going to be tough picking just one design and book, so why don’t you go on a crafting binge and read-a-thon and create a dozen Pinterest-worthy Easter eggs instead! 

Fancy Nancy’s Elegant Easter + Rhinestones

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What better way to decorate Fancy Nancy-themed Easter eggs than with sparkly rhinestones!

Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail Temporary Tattoos

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Dinosaur temporary tattoos are a fun and easy way to make prehistoric Easter eggs. 

Splat the Cat: Where’s the Easter Bunny? + Drizzled Easter Eggs

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Invoke Splat’s name with these colorful splattered eggs!

Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure + Chalkboard Paint

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Write some of Pete the Cat’s positive messages on these chalkboard painted eggs. 

Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter + Pink Silhouettes

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Pretty, pink Easter eggs are perfect for your little Pinkalicious fan! 

Little Critter: It’s Easter, Little Critter! + Farm Animals

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Your little ones will have fun creating the Easter critters they find in this story.

The Story of the Easter Bunny + Sharpie

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Whether it’s the detailed egg designs or the Easter Bunny himself, your kids will have doodling on the eggs.

The Easter Bunny That Overslept + Silk Tie Dyed 

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Mimic the Easter Bunny’s suit and tie with these beautiful silk tie dyed eggs.

Mia: The Easter Egg Chase + Sparkly Spots

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Recreate Sophie’s dress with these glittery spotted eggs. 

Last One in Is a Rotten Egg! + Puffy Paint

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Cover your Easter eggs in smaller (and softer) versions of Gilbert’s quills!

Happy Easter, Mouse! + Thread-Wrapped

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Your little one can pretend they are holding a little mouse with these small and soft, thread-wrapped eggs.

The Berenstain Bears’ Baby Easter Bunny + Egg Heads

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Create the Berenstain family with these Easter egg heads. 

Well, don’t these look lovely?

scholasticreadingclub:

A dreaming-of-summer-vacation spine poem for poetry month.

I’m a shark,
surfer chick.
See me run
in the sea! 


Book Spine Poetry! The fun ways of words never ends!
p.s. Come check out or Poetry Month Display and magnetic poetry board and make your own poem to share!

scholasticreadingclub:

A dreaming-of-summer-vacation spine poem for poetry month.

I’m a shark,

surfer chick.

See me run

in the sea! 

Book Spine Poetry! The fun ways of words never ends!

p.s. Come check out or Poetry Month Display and magnetic poetry board and make your own poem to share!

scholasticreadingclub:

Do we even have to say how much we love this?
Thanks for the love, @my2K! 

Anybody else still in love with Scholastic book orders?

scholasticreadingclub:

Do we even have to say how much we love this?

Thanks for the love, @my2K! 

Anybody else still in love with Scholastic book orders?

harpercollinschildrens:

Which Shel book was your favorite growing up? 

Book Recommendations for Kids that Loved The LEGO Movie

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harpercollinschildrens:

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The LEGO Movie is blowing up the box office, and for a very good reason. It’s so much fun! It’s filled with that kind of shameless fun where you find yourself laughing right along with your kid in the theater (if not louder).

Courageous characters, imaginative worlds talking toys and are…

An *AWESOME* reading list while we wait for the DVD release.

Because,’ she said, ‘when you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (via quotemybooks)

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Things Only a Library Can Do

harpercollinschildrens:

Libraries are a paradise for book lovers. But we know the library is more than just free books (although, that’s our favorite part), so we compiled a list of things only a library can do.

When’s the last time you and your family went to the library?

Free Books

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harpercollinschildrens:

Here’s to getting dirt on your shirt! 

harpercollinschildrens:

Here’s to getting dirt on your shirt! 

Looking for something to crow about? Try visiting the Library on Thursday, April 24th at 10:00 AM. Don’t miss a fun-filled event where little ones can interact with and learn about bird eggs. 
Children ages 12 and younger are invited to attend an educational presentation about how chickens are raised at nearby Casey Farm and what precautions are taken to protect them from predators as well as what a chicken eats. They’ll learn about different bird eggs, meet a Dominique chicken, and even hold baby chicks. You can even try to guess which bird produced each egg. Casey Farm will have a selection of eggs ranging from the humming birds up to the Ostrich.
Call of stop by to register of if you have any questions!

Looking for something to crow about? Try visiting the Library on Thursday, April 24th at 10:00 AM. Don’t miss a fun-filled event where little ones can interact with and learn about bird eggs.

Children ages 12 and younger are invited to attend an educational presentation about how chickens are raised at nearby Casey Farm and what precautions are taken to protect them from predators as well as what a chicken eats. They’ll learn about different bird eggs, meet a Dominique chicken, and even hold baby chicks. You can even try to guess which bird produced each egg. Casey Farm will have a selection of eggs ranging from the humming birds up to the Ostrich.

Call of stop by to register of if you have any questions!

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For National Poetry Month: An Interactive Poetry App by Jack Prelutsky

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ICYMI: The mindblowing new trailer for A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES.

AWESOME!!!!

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School vacation week is coming up fast! Are you looking for something to do with the little ones?
Anyone ages 10 and under is welcome to come to the library on Friday, April 25th for our LEGO Build-a-thon!
Join together with other LEGO enthusiasts as we attempt to build the largest indoor LEGO structure that we can create in about an hour or so (allowing time for brainstorming and demolition!)

School vacation week is coming up fast! Are you looking for something to do with the little ones?

Anyone ages 10 and under is welcome to come to the library on Friday, April 25th for our LEGO Build-a-thon!

Join together with other LEGO enthusiasts as we attempt to build the largest indoor LEGO structure that we can create in about an hour or so (allowing time for brainstorming and demolition!)

10 Profound Children's Book Quotes That Probably Changed Your Life

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We see some of our favorites on here!