Everyone knows about the boy wizard from England named Harry. You probably also know about Percy Jackson, Alex Rider, Artemis Fowl, and a band of winged kids saving the world led by a girl named Maximum Ride. But there’s a hero in young adult literature that you have very likely overlooked. His name is Bobby Pendragon – and he’s someone you should meet. Don’t
'Tis the season for relaxing on the beach, listening to waves gently rolling onto the shore, and immersing yourself in a good book. Okay, you read all the books on the recommended summer reading lists, you splashed around in the water, and you even took a nap under a palm tree. Suddenly a thought occurs to you, could I climb that palm tree? Worry no more! Remember, this is your peaceful, relaxing vacation. Here's how you do it.
NEW RELEASES…WHY PAY WHEN YOU CAN SEE THEM FOR FREE!!
Mid-Continent Public Library now has new release movies (also known as Feature Films) available on DVD with a 7-day loan period. To see these titles, just log in to our online catalog and do an advanced search under Shelf Location using the term Feature Films.
I don’t know about you, but when I read a book that I really, really like, I envision it as a movie. In my head, I cast actors, design sets, stitch costumes, and hire a director. I think we all know the thrill (and the fear) that comes when a favorite book is turned into a movie. But did you realize that there are plenty of people out there who read a book and hear music? Oh, they cast actors, design sets, stitch costumes, and hire a director in their heads, too, but they also write songs.
Young children need a variety of skills to become good readers. Reading aloud to your preschoolers, introducing new books to them, and helping them notice the print are valuable ways in building on these skills. You can promote good reading skills by reading aloud to your child. Afraid your infant is going to tear up a book? Give them a board book. Touching and playing with books is an introduction to building their reading skills.