One of the hardest lessons we learn through life is that being different is perfectly alright. If we were all the same, the world would be severely boring. In the book, A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan, we meet a boy who wakes up with a bunny on his head, whom he promptly names Fred.
As the boy eats breakfast, his mom tells him he has a great big bunny on his head. Fred rushes to the boy’s defense and starts to name some things he can do with a bunny on his head, and soon the boy jumps into the conversation. One thing you can do is say Oui, Oui with a bunny on your head.
I recently found the most adorable book that I look forward to reading to my grandchildren. The book is called Big Birthday by Kate Hosford. Annabelle is planning a birthday party and has decided that the zoo is boring. As the story evolves, Annabelle is successful in getting her party on the moon.
Having Trouble Getting a Young Boy to Read? Try Stink!
Lately, while at the desk, I've had a lot of inquiries for books that will get a young boy (6, 7, 8 years old) reading. Moms and Grandmas all want to know. "My son/grandson can read [easy] books but he doesn't want to. Do you have something that will get them to read?!" If you want a bit more content than the Captain Underpants books... here's my secret weapon that I happened upon with my son. It is the series of books about Stink by Megan MacDonald.
Admit it: Sometimes, you get tired of reading adult books. Sometimes, you get tired of the drama and suspense, the family meltdowns and illicit affairs, the drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. Sometimes, you long to curl up with an old friend like Ramona Quimby or Encyclopedia Brown, and just escape into a world of sixth-grade crushes and hilarity-filled summer vacations. I know because I, too, am an adult who wants to read kid’s books. My advice to you: Go for it. There are tons of reasons adults should read kid’s books. Here are seven of them.
MCPL has a wonderful collection of picture books. One of my new favorites is a book titled The Flower Man by Mark Ludy. It is a wordless book; however, the pictures paint a very sweet and rich story about how a small gesture can have a huge impact on an entire community.
25 of My Favorite Children’s Picture Books and How I Keep Track of Them
We all have books from our childhood that were our favorites. Some of us have a running list of favorite children’s picture books. I belong to the second category, and I love a good picture book. Some books will always be favorites of mine, but the rest change as new books come out. I keep track of my list with goodreads.com.
Discover Something New in the Juvenile and Youth Fiction Sections!
I’m taking a children’s literature class, and we have been reading a lot of books for 4th through the 8th grade. I have to read one hundred books total! At first, I thought I would never find time to read one hundred books for one class, but things seem to be flying by. I have discovered a lot of new titles and authors I might not have read otherwise.
Do you have trouble choosing just the right book for your child to read? Pairing the right book with your child can be challenging, but we are here to help! Please join us at our North Oak Branch on March 18 or 19 to gain some tips and tricks to discovering good books that your grade-school child will devour. We will have informative displays to view as well as a staff member on hand to answer any questions you might have.
This is an open house style program, so come anytime from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.