Fancy Nancy by author, Jane O'Connor, is a really cute book about a little girl who does everything with flair. Of course, Nancy just loves to be fancy. For her, the best way to be fancy is to dress up and use big words. She especially likes French words. It's a fun story, which leaves the reader without a definition to each of these fancy words. It's a fun story with a whole lot of vocabulary building.
The book club at the Dearborn Branch meets the second Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting will be September 14th, 2010 at 4 p.m. We are a congenial group and would love to have you join us. We truly get to know each other and have become good friends. As well as talking about the book, we often find out about the circumstances in which the book was written and look deeper at the author. At many meetings, there are extra stories shared, as well as talking about the book. We recently acted out a mystery game, complete with costumes that matched the char
Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger Collaborate on Restrepo
A few years ago Sebastian Junger, author of the Perfect Storm, and Tim Hetherington, winner of the 2007 World Press Photo competition, spent several months following a platoon stationed in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley.
Goodbye Dog Days Of Summer: Hello Football and Chili
Although the expression “the dog days of summer” has nothing to do with dogs, dogs have the right ideas about how to endure the sultry days of summer: pant and lie as flat on the ground as possible to avoid the heat.
Searching for a new book to read? Check out Nora Roberts's newest book, The Search. Ms Roberts has done it again. This latest book is not a trilogy, as some of her others. She has combined her love of dogs with a little romance, and lots of suspense.
Pa and Peyton Graduate From Storytime for Toddlers
One of my favorite responsibilities at the North Independence Branch is Storytime for Toddlers. Thursday mornings, I have the pleasure of playing and reading with young children, age 18-36 months. We have a great time building lifelong learners and readers, see why I love my job! It takes a grand commitment for "adult lap buddies" to bring their toddler every week. Pa has been bringing his grandchildren for "years and years", and now Pa has graduated with his last grandchild, Peyton, in tow.
It does not seem all that long ago that some people viewed audiobooks with derision, unless, of course, they were motivational, inspirational, or “How To” audios like "How to Make a Ton of Money in 30 Days or Less". Sad to say, I was one of those unenlightened, narrow-minded readers who believed fiction should ALWAYS be read, NOT listened to. Who knew what a wide range of scenarios these books would fit in?