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Click on reading-rewards.com to sign up to join the challenge! Remember, the access code is 10KBC.
And don’t forget to track your reading!
If you have any questions feel free to contact the Dallas-Ft. Worth Room to Read Chapter at email@example.com or visit http://www.roomtoread.org/dallas.
Have fun while learning about music at the Denton Public Library. Vivace Studios presents this 45-minute program that introduces the different musical instrument families and the fundamentals of music in an engaging, fun way. A live musical demonstration by a professional musician is also provided. This program is intended for grades 3-4, and no registration is necessary.
Friday, December 2 at 3:30 p.m. South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane
Tuesday, December 6 at 4:30 p.m. North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.
For more information, contact Dana Tucker, Public Services Librarian, at 940-349-8715 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
For other news items on the City of Denton, visit our website at www.cityofdenton.com, go to Quick Links and click on Press Releases.
Take a look at all of the fun we had at our Mother’s Day programs. We had a StoryTime all about mom’s and also made Mother’s Day cards. It was the Mother’s Day motherload!
See the rest of the images at our Shutterfly page:
Mother’s Day StoryTime: http://cityofdentonlibrary.shutterfly.com/pictures/1528
Floral Mother’s Day Cards: http://cityofdentonlibrary.shutterfly.com/pictures/1544
We had over 100 entries in the Anime Art Contest this year! Out of those, 5 winners were chosen from both the older and younger contestant’s entries.
This coming Friday, April 9th from 1-1:30pm, Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 844 will be making a whistle stop in downtown Denton at the 600 block of East Hickory Street. Coincidentally, the theme for our upcoming Summer Reading Club is, “Catch The Reading Express” with a railroad theme: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/trc/2010/index.html
More information from the Union Pacific about this train and its itinerary can be found here: http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/excurs/trace.cfm
The 844 was built for the Union Pacific by the American Locomotive Corp. in 1944 and has never been out of service-a unique fact amongst mainline steam locomotives. The 844 and her sister, Challenger 3985, represent the height of steam locomotive technology. More info about her and UP’s steam operations can be found here: http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/excurs/up844.shtml
So, if you are a train geek like myself, don’t miss this RARE opportunity to see, hear and smell a beast from the past. And, three celebrities from Library Larry’s Big Day may be in attendance, as well.
As always, the Denton Public Library has materials for all ages on railroading and steam engines. Specifically, we have books on railroads in Texas in our Special Collections area at the Emily Fowler Library. The Katy, Santa Fe and Texas & Pacific Railroads are nicely represented but these materials must remain in the building.
Posted by Chuck, 4/6/10
Once again, the Emily Fowler Library is proud to host the annual Teddy Bear Parade on March 17th at 10am. This popular children’s program has been celebrated for the past 25+ years at the Emily Fowler Library. Bring your teddy bear for a special StoryTime program, Bear Parade, Bear Crafts and shake hands with a giant bear!
Nothing like a nice Spring day with bears.
Many bears, many smiles.
posted by Chuck 3.9.10
Every year, the Texas Bluebonnet Award committee chooses a “master list” of children’s books from the suggestions of students, teachers, librarians, parents and anyone interested in children’s literature. After they choose the master list, school-age children vote on their picks (they must have read at least six nominated titles) at either their school or library. The voting takes place in January, so if your kids want to vote, it’s time to start reading!
Here is this year’s master list, from which this year’s winner will be picked. For more details on selection and voting visit the Texas Bluebonnet Award’s official website:
Firegirl. by Tony Abbott
When Jessica, horribly disfigured by a car fire, enters Tom Bender’s seventh grade classroom at St. Catherine’s school, she triggers a connection with Tom that changes his perception of himself and his friends.
The Blue Ghost. By Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by Suling Wang.
While visiting her grandmother, Liz learns about her family’s history when she encounters a blue ghost and steps back in time to answer a call for help.
The Greatest Skating Race: A World War II Story from the Netherlands. By Louise Borden Illustrated by Niki Daly.
In the winter of 1941, a ten-year old Dutch boy, Piet Janssen, tests his courage and ice skating skills by outsmarting German soldiers when he leads two children over the icy canals to Belgium.
The Misadventures of Maude March. By Audrey Couloumbis
Orphans Maude and Sallie head across the frontier to search for their uncle, and their rip-roaring exploits — including horse theft, bank robbery, and murder — begin to resemble the plots of the dime novels Sallie loves to read.
Chicken Boy. By Frances O’ Roark Dowell
Tobin, usually a loner, becomes friends with Henry and gets involved helping Henry raise chickens, which allows Tobin an escape from his disconnected father, delinquent siblings, and a troublesome grandmother.
Who Stole Halloween? By Martha Freeman
While trying to solve a mystery involving missing cats, Alex reluctantly lets his friend Yasmeen talk him into allowing his cat Luau become a decoy to catch the culprit.
Double Identity. By Margaret Peterson Haddix
Twelve-year-old Bethany’s parents suddenly leave her with an unknown aunt; then Bethany learns of a dead sister who looked exactly like Bethany. Now Bethany must discover the truth about herself.
Weedflower. Cynthia Kadohata
When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, the American government forces twelve-year-old Sumiko and her family to leave their California flower farm and live in a Japanese internment camp in Poston, Arizona.
The Ghost’s Grave. By Peg Kehret
Josh is spending the summer at his Aunt Ethel’s house. He encounters a peacock that may be his Aunt Florence and a ghost whose body is buried with a mysterious box of cash.
The Year of the Dog. By Grace Lin
Grace is the only Taiwanese-American girl in her class until Melody arrives. She and Grace become friends throughout the “Year of the Dog,” as Grace grows into her cultural identity.
Outside and Inside Mummies. By Sandra Markle
Using new scientific methods, researchers are learning about mummies from the inside out. X-rays, CT scans, and computers help scientists solve the mysteries about people who lived and died in ancient times.
Hubert Invents the Wheel. Claire and Monte Montgomery Illustrated by Jeff Shelly.
Go back five thousand years and meet Hubert, a boy with big dreams and a wild imagination. He’s constantly experimenting and inventing, while his father, Gorp, wants him to join the family hauling business.
Roxie and the Hooligans. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
“Don’t panic” is Roxie’s golden rule of survival. But, it’s not an easy task as she confronts playground bullies, is dumped with the garbage, and encounters a duo of murderous thieves.
Down Girl and Sit: On the Road. Lucy Nolan Illustrated by Mike Reed.
Down Girl gives a dog’s-eye account of several outings – from generously providing her owner with a smelly fish to savoring the discomfort of her nemesis, Here Kitty Kitty, at the Vet’s office.
Pompeii: Lost and Found. By Mary Pope Osborne Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen.
Osborne and Christensen ask readers to become archaeologists, imagining the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 CE and interpreting the daily life of this very “modern” ancient Roman town.
Ballet of the Elephants. By Leda Schubert Illustrated by Robert Parker.
In the early 1940s, John Ringling North, Igor Stravinsky, and George Balanchine collaborated to create an unusual circus act — elephants in pink tutus partnering with beautiful ballerinas to perform the Circus Polka.
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo. By Obert Skye
Leven Thumps, a boy with a power to change the future, begins a mission to save the dreams of humankind and the land of Foo from the evil Sabine.
Bella at Midnight. By Diane Stanley.
Written in multiple voices, this Cinderella tale chronicles Bella’s magical quest to save her kingdom from war and warn her childhood friend, Prince Julian, of the threat against his life.
George Crum and the Saratoga Chip. By Gaylia Taylor.
Teased as a child, George Crum could turn feisty. When he became a chef, a fussy customer insisted her French fries weren’t crisp, so feisty George whipped up a new creation: the potato chip.
The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By Laurence Yep.
Henry, the son of a wealthy banker, and Chin, the son of the Chinese houseboy, describe the 1906 earthquake in alternating chapters. When a firestorm breaks out, both boys discover the true meaning of heroism.
Children’s Book Week, sponsored by the Children’s Book Council, runs from November 12-18 this year and celebrates the best in children’s literature.
What are the best books for children? Many different organizations and individuals have developed lists to determine this question. So, in celebration of children’s literature, we will be regularly featuring various children’s book lists throughout the month of November.
In 2002, Publisher’s Weekly created a list of the top-selling children’s books of all-time, through 2000. While no determination of the value of the book as literature, the list does determine which books have endured through the years.
Here are the top-ten sellers in Hardcover:
- The Poky Little Puppy, Janette Sebring Lowrey (1942)
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter (1902)
- Tootle, Gertrude Crampton (1945)
- Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss (1960)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J. K. Rowling (2000)
- Pat the Bunny, Dorothy Kunhardt (1940)
- Saggy Baggy Elephant, Kathryn and Byron Jackson (1947)
- Scuffy the Tugboat, Gertrude Crampton (1955)
- The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss (1957)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J. K. Rowling (1999)
Click here for the complete list
They also compiled a list for the best-selling children’s paperbacks:
- Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White; illustrated by Garth Williams (1974)
- The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton (1968)
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume (1976)
- Love You Forever, Robert Munsch; illustrated by Sheila McGraw (1986)
- Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls (1973)
- Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell (1971)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J. K. Rowling (1999)
- Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, Judy Blume (1972)
- Shane, Jack Schaeffer (1972)
- The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks (1982)
Click here for the complete list.
Are your children afraid of the dark? Are you? Read “I’m Not Scared!” by Jonathan Allen. This simple, boldly illustrated book features Baby Owl and his stuffed pal, Owly, as they travel alone through the night-time woods. Baby Owl’s adventures in the dark will reassure your frightened children, and help them realize that it’s okay to be afraid.
posted by Dana Z.