Attention Parents: Your Children Will Be Grown Before You Know It!
I have heard many parents, including myself, say that their children grew up so fast. Time just seems to get away, and before we know it, they are on their own, or they are getting ready to be. My son will be a high school senior this year, and time has flown by. The time we have with them is so short compared to their life spans.
I love a good mystery. When I’m looking for a good book, I head down those familiar aisles where my favorite authors reside: authors like John Grisham, Brad Thor, Stuart Woods, David Baldacci, James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Lisa Scottoline, and Brad Meltzer. When I want to add some humor, I journey over and visit Janet Evanovich. These journeys are like visiting and enjoying old friends.
During the month of August, I always wish I could go somewhere cooler. The temperature starts heating up in July, and by August, I find it quite unbearable! So, I decided I would just check with a couple of websites to see what Alaska is like in August. I checked MCPL's Web Resources page and clicked on the Recreation and Sportslink.
Are you looking for some good materials for your family to enjoy? Does your family have a favorite read-aloud, or favorite picture books, chapter books, audiobooks, CDs, or DVDs?
You may be interested in the "Featured Family Display" at the Raytown Branch. It is located in the children’s area on the display shelf on the far wall. You will find a selection of books and materials on display along with a photo or drawing of one of our "Featured Families."
I love basset hounds. I used to have one named Oscar Meyer. He would lay and lay, and occasionally, he would get up to eat and slobber… Many people think basset hounds are not the brightest dogs, but I beg to differ. I think they are extremely intelligent, but they are stubborn… and at times disobedient.
Oscar was trained to stay in our backyard. Sometimes, we would leave the gate ajar and go eat or shopping. When we came back, he would be there with his nose at the edge of the open gate, ready to greet us.
My husband and I love to go on daytrips around the Kansas City area. We have done all the historical events in Independence associated with the Oregon Trail, as well as taken tours of the historical homes in the area like Bingham-Waggoner and Vaile Mansions. We usually combine a daytrip with a lunch out and try to go to a new restaurant for some good local food.
Looking for things to do with the kids this summer? Would you like them to be FREE or cheap? I have found some great deals for you. You can always take advantage of MCPL's free Events, Databases, and free items.
If your daughter is like me, she will never out-grow princess stories. I recently discovered several amazing princess stories that are great for 3rd-6th grade girls. Some of the stories are twists on old fairytales, and some are new.
Here is my list of princess books. I hope your daughter enjoys them as much as I did!