5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

nypl:

Is it obvious to say that we agree? We’re saying it anyway.

queenslibrary:

Happy #NationalLibraryWeek! The theme this year is “Lives Change.” Has a library, or librarian, changed your life? 

queenslibrary:

Happy #NationalLibraryWeek! The theme this year is “Lives Change.” Has a library, or librarian, changed your life? 

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schoollibraryjournal:

Luckily, it’s impossible to have too many picture books about everyone’s favorite pets. These stories are fresh and funny and the illustrations are as irresistible as our best feline and canine pals. (via Pet Picture Books | SLJ Spotlight | School Library Journal)

Coming soon to the LPL Children’s Room! Keep your eyes peeled!

schoollibraryjournal:

Luckily, it’s impossible to have too many picture books about everyone’s favorite pets. These stories are fresh and funny and the illustrations are as irresistible as our best feline and canine pals.

(via Pet Picture Books | SLJ Spotlight | School Library Journal)

Coming soon to the LPL Children’s Room! Keep your eyes peeled!

The Best Books for Rainy Days

harpercollinschildrens:

Rainy days keeping your little ones inside? Books are a great way for kids to have all of the fun rain can bring, but without the mess.

We rounded up some of the best rainy day themed stories to keep your little ones busy as they not-so-patiently wait for these April showers to bring May flowers. 

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Rain By Robert Kalan 

The bold images and words in this book will brighten up any rainy day.

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Rain Romp: Stomping Away a Grouchy Day By Jane Kurtz 

The rainy day makes the heroine of this story just as gray as the sky. But her parents are set on transforming her stormy mood into a sunny one.

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Rain Brings Frogs By Maryann Cocca-Leffler 

Nate always sees the bright side of life. You can’t help but smile as you read about all of the good things in life he enjoys. 

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Splat the Cat: The Rain Is a Pain By Rob Scotton 

Everyone’s favorite Splat the Cat wants to try out his new roller skates, but the rain has other things in mind.

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Down Comes the Rain By Dr. Franklyn M. Branley 

Your little ones will have fun learning the science of the rain and the water cycle in this book.

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A Walk in the Rain with a Brain By Edward Hallowell

This is a charming and whimsical story that teaches children to play and learn in order to help them discover their strengths.

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The Umbrella Queen By Shirin Bridges 

Your little one is bound to get inspired by the creative umbrella designs that are dreamed up! 

Disney To Adapt Novel ‘The One and Only Ivan’

scholasticreadingclub:

thatlitsite:

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Disney is set to adapt the children’s novel The One And Only Ivan, written by Katherine Applegate.

Published by HarperCollins in 2011, The One and Only Ivan follows an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him…

Live action? Animated? CGI? There are so many questions…

So many questions indeed! What you do think?

harpercollinschildrens:

Big Nate broke the record for The World’s Longest Cartoon Strip today. Covering over 1,200 meter around Rockefeller Center and ending on the TODAY Show Plaza! 

If only we could read it!

brkchildrens:

A spine poem perfect for spring! 

Who would try book spine poetry? Seems like an awful lot of fun to us. 
Happy National Poetry Month!

brkchildrens:

A spine poem perfect for spring! 

Who would try book spine poetry? Seems like an awful lot of fun to us.

Happy National Poetry Month!

Want to nominate your school librarian? Check it out and share why our librarians here in Lincoln rock!

Want to nominate your school librarian? Check it out and share why our librarians here in Lincoln rock!

(Source: schoollibraryjournal)

scholasticreadingclub:

abramsbooks:

Celebrate Wimpy Kid Month! Visit http://wimpykid.com/wimpykidmonth for ideas and materials to help you celebrate THE FUNNIEST BOOKS YOU’LL EVER READ!

We are SO ready for book nine! 

Poppy is a special dog, in fact, a Pirate Dog. But how will Poppy find just the right kind of ship for all her pirating needs? Poppy tries out several with her family, most of which leave her queasy and unhappy - until Mom finds the perfect fit right before the end of vacation. A great choice for readers who are not quite ready for chapter books, but itching to more forward
Check it out here!

Poppy is a special dog, in fact, a Pirate Dog. But how will Poppy find just the right kind of ship for all her pirating needs? Poppy tries out several with her family, most of which leave her queasy and unhappy - until Mom finds the perfect fit right before the end of vacation.

A great choice for readers who are not quite ready for chapter books, but itching to more forward

Check it out here!

Things that ZOOM! Our Favorite Books About Planes, Trains & Automobiles

harpercollinschildrens:

Kids are fascinated with things that go zoom, whether they go by air or by land. Of course, when your little one loves something, they love hard and want everything that has to do with their newest favorite thing. Toy cars and trains are fun, but you can’t go wrong with a good book.  We rounded up some of our favorite books about planes, trains and automobiles:  

Zoom City 

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This book is filled with fun sounds your energetic toddler will love to imitate.

Huff and Puff

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If your beginning reader loves trains, then the Huff and Puff is the perfect series for them!  

My Car Board Book

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Your little one will get to explore the different parts of cars and learn about transportation. Check out the bus version of the book, My Bus.  

How People Learned to Fly

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The title says it all, this book will teach your child about the many creative, and sometimes wacky, experiments people tried before the airplane was invented.

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Car Trip

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Everyone’s favorite family, the Berenstain Bears, go on a family vacation, but the cubs would rather be anywhere but the back of the car.

Dinosaur Train

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Dinosaur Train is what happens when you mashup two of Jesse’s favorite things: trains and dinosaurs.

Freight Train Big Book

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Your little one is bound to love the bold colors and illustrations in this story. Check out the other book by by Donald Crews Truck.

Axel the Truck: Rocky Road

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Axel is big wheeled truck that loves to have fun and doesn’t mind getting dirty.

There’s a Train Out for Dreamland

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Magical trains, candy mountains and peppermint rails. What’s not to love?!

First Flight

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This is the story of Tom Tate and how he helped the famous Wright brothers get their dreams of the ground.

Everything Goes: On Land

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Ride along with Henry and his dad in this interactive book that gives your kids hours of fun. There’s more where that came from, check out Everything Goes: In the Air and Everything Goes: By Sea.

My Plane Book

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A great non-fiction book for kids filled with fun facts about planes. See My Train Book.

Check these out, or others like them, at the library today!

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.’

John Green (via duttonbooks)

yup.

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Hahahaha!

(via phillianthelibrarian)

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

(via phillianthelibrarian)

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?