Saturday, May 19, 2012

Get Excited About Reading with One of These Fun Titles

Librarian on the Roof! a True Story By M.G. King

When RoseAleta Laurell begins her new job at the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas, she is surprised that the children of the town think the library is for adults. She vows to raise the money for a children's section and spends a week living and working on the library roof, even surviving a dangerous storm. With the help of the entire town, RoseAleta raises over $39,000 from within the community and across the country. 

Today if you look through the front window of the Eugene Clark Library, you will see shelves stacked full with children's books and tables and chairs just the right size. You will see artwork on the walls, and a row of busy computers. Best of all, you will always find crowds of children who love to read and learn inside the walls of the oldest library in Texas.

Librarian on the Roof! represented Texas on the “52 Great Reads” list at the 2010 National Book Festival in Washington, D. C., 2011 short list for Young Readers Panda Award and was a 2012-13 Nominee for Missouri’s Show Me Award.

Dinner Time (pop-up book) by Jan Pienkowski

One day a frog is catching flies, when down comes a vulture who announces, "I’m going to eat you for my dinner." GULP! Get ready for a chain of hungry critters with gaping mouths and moving jaws in this deliciously scary, delightfully funny look at survival of the fittest that will have young readers eating it up.

Hello, Biscuit! Treasury by Alyssa Capucilli

Discover Biscuit's world in the Hello Biscuit Treasury. You ll soon find out that this cute puppy has a mischievous streak. 

Hooray For Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

"Flies can't play football," says the coach. But Fly Guy and Buzz are determined to prove him wrong. New readers will experience both pride and delight as they read the simple text and look at the funny pictures of Fly Guy trying to kick a football, go out for a pass, and tackle his friend Buzz.

Horse Show Champ by Jessie Parker

Barbie gets herself and her horse, Tawny, ready for a horse show. When it comes time to make the big jump, Tawny is afraid. With patience and kindness, Barbie coaxes Tawny to take the jump. Barbie’s youngest fans will want to saddle up and trot smartly into reading with Barbie!

I Love My Daddy by Sebastian Braun

Sometimes daddies are loud and playful. Other times they are quiet and compassionate. And they are "always" loving. Sebastien Braun's appealing text and charming illustrations follow a day in the life of a bear and his bear cub in this celebration of the bond between father and child.

Silly Snake by Cindy Wood

In nature, both Silly Snake and Molley Mouse were supposed to be sworn enemies. But Silly Snake and Molley Mouse proved that even the most unlikely characters can over come nature's balance. Adventure and true friendship prevail in this fun loving book.

Squirrel’s World by Lisa Moser
Squirrel is a very, very, very good helper! He helps his tree grow, he helps the river flow, and he helps his three best friends, Mouse, Turtle, and Rabbit. He is such a good helper, in fact, that he helps his friends when they don’t even know they need help! It is a lot of work being such a caring squirrel, but there is much to do before sleep, sleep, sleep time.