Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Fun at RML!

October is just about my favorite time of year, so of course we have a ball at the Library enjoying all sorts of fallishness! That includes pumpkins, spooky tales, and yes, glue.
Here are a few pics of some preschool fun at Storytime (p.s. Session II starts October 22!)

 Our 'Next Chapter' Reading Club had a little craft fun after discussing our October book:

My Haunted House (Araminta Spookie) by Angie Sage.
 We were inspired by Ed Emberley's awesome thumbprint books which are classics!

The man is sort of an idol of mine and I have loved his drawing books my whole life. He won the Caldecott Medal for Drummer Hoff in 1968, which he collaborated on with his wife (a Librarian I might add!)
Want to keep your kids busy for a few HOURS?? Check out any of his great books!


Friday, October 3, 2014

Picture Book Read-Alouds for 2nd Graders

Second graders aren't the fuzzy little first graders you knew last year, but they aren't the cool 3rd graders they will be next. They have a special brand of kookiness all their own, and if you are lucky enough, you just might get to read to their class. Here are some options you can bring:

Cronin, Doreen. Diary of a Worm/Diary of a Spider/ Diary of a Fly
Daywalt, Drew. The Day the Crayons Quit
Demi. The Empty Pot 
Frazee, Marla. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
Hollub, Joan. Little Red Writing
Johnson, Doug. Substitute Teacher Plans
Kahl, Virginia. How Many Dragons are Behind the Door?
Katz, Alan. Don't Say That Word!
Mahy, Margaret. Seven Chinese Brothers
Orloff, Karen Kaufman. I Wanna Iguana 
Polacco, Patricia. The Junkyard Wonders
Prelutsky, Jack. There's No Place Like School: classroom poems
Schwartz, Alvin. In A Dark, Dark, Room & Other Scary Stories
Scieszka, Jon & Lane Smith. The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Scillian, Devin. Memoirs of a Goldfish/Memoirs of a Hamster 
Seuss, Dr. & Jack Prelutsky, Lane Smith. Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!
Shannon, David. A Bad Case of Stripes
Shulman, Mark. Ann and Nan are Anagrams /  Mon and Dad are Palindromes
Staake, Bob. The Donut Chef
St. George, Judith. So You Want to Be President?
Sturges, Philemon.  The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza
Teague, Mark. Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf
Van Allsburg, Chris. The Sweetest Fig