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What could be more enchanting than the relationship between a child and their beloved pet? ‘My Dog Is the Best’ is a tale of unconditional love that’s accented by simplistic illustrations, leaving readers with that warm and fuzzy feeling that’s so dear to any pet owners’ heart.
An excellent book for beginner readers, parents will love the easy words and repetition that lets children try reading aloud. So why not read this book with your pet at home? Then you can decide if My Dog Is the Best is the best book for you!
Naomi, Kids World
The great hunters of the deep are invading Kids World! Join us for Shark Week as we celebrate the ocean's greatest predators!
"Swim" by Kids World August 10th through the 14th (Monday-Friday) at 4:00pm for shark themed crafts and games. Activities will be different each day, so come once or stop by every day!
For ages 3-12 years. No registration necessary.
We are surrounded by them, our existence depends on them, yet we never care to notice them. Plants are at the core of all living things, so it is safe to say that we should know something about them. “Plant” by David Bernie gives a well-balanced introduction to this fascinating world of plants. The book is rich in photographs which show in great detail the beauty and complexity of a wide variety of plants and their structures.
This book is a good nonfiction read geared towards 4-6th independent readers. The vocabulary is at times challenging as new scientific concepts are being introduced, but the book in general does not rely heavily of scientific terminology.
Jerry, Kids World
Everything is perfect for Octopus until the day a very large and mysterious tail is found sticking out of his cave. All the fish have different ideas of what to do, but will Octopus have the best idea of all?
Told with both soft, impressionistic watercolors and crisp ink that show off the details of Octopus's underwater home and the variety of wildlife; both real and imaginary, readers of all ages will find something in this picture book to enjoy.
Jennifer Palermo, Kid's World
James Sturm continues to combine wacky storytelling with “how to” cartoon instruction in this cute little graphic novel. Is it the Knight’s best camping trip ever or, actually, the worst? Well, it depends which page you’re on. Follow the Knight and his horse Edward on their madcap adventure involving marshmallows, a cave and a lost teddy bear.
Readers ages 6 – 12 will enjoy this silly and short graphic novel at whatever reading and humor level they are at. Extra fun: Learn to draw the four main characters with some basic drawing instructions included on the endpapers.
Mary Jo, Kids World
And so begins this humourous animal trivia book formatted into a "Guess that butt" game. For each photograph of a butt, the reader is invited to look at the photograph and its clues (tail, feathers, fur, coloration, size) and see if they can recognize the animal it belongs to. The next page will display a photograph of the whole animal along with a short informational paragraph about the animal (and how they use their behind).
Children ages 2 through 9 will find the vocabulary and length right up their alley, but this nonfiction title is perfect for both, the young and old, who enjoy a bit of fun thrown in with their facts. The large photographs and game show style makes this the perfect read-a-loud for larger groups as well as one-on-one sharing. This is the book animals lovers didn't even know they have been waiting for.
Celeste, Kids World
Elmore is an only child and things are just the way he likes them. But then the new, small person arrives and interferes with Elmore’s routine. This charming picture book portrays Elmore’s feelings toward the new baby and how they soften over time.
The lively drawings incorporate collage materials such as fabric and wood, which add energy and coziness to Elmore’s world. The book’s layout adds more dimension to the story, with text sometimes tilted or otherwise stylized to emphasize words or Elmore’s feelings. The fact that this picture book portrays non-Caucasian characters is a plus.
Elmore’s story might add a bit of levity at your house, especially if your “only” child has or is about to become your “oldest”. This engaging picture book is recommended for ages 3 and up.
Mary Jo, Kids World
Superheroes are filling Kids World with a blast of fun this summer.
Summer Reading Prizes are being awarded this week- don't miss out!
Sign up at the Kids Desk to participate in our Summer Reading program, "Every Hero Has a Story." You will receive a time log to keep track of the minutes you spend reading. Once a week, stop by Kids World with your minutes and receive a prize (for a total of 5 weekly prizes). Additional prizes are given if you reach a total of 500 minutes and/or 1000 minutes by July 31st.
For ages 3 to 12. Older patrons are encourages to join the Teen and Adult Summer Reading programs.
Storytime starts up this week. See our storytime schedule for when to drop-in for stories and games.
If you miss a week, feel free to pick up a copy of the Storytime Weekly Bulletin at the storytime bulletin board next to the Story Room door.
This picture book, longer than most, may or may not keep your listener engaged. The adult doing the reading is more likely to enjoy the clever humor, as I did. Witty Jeffers offers a story for each letter of the alphabet, each a few pages long. Some of the stories are lovely little poems while others are outlandish or wacky. The text and images play off each other in a remarkably imaginative way, each extending the other. His humans, animals and invented characters --- such as the Whiraffe --- are lots of fun and often pop up in each other’s stories.
This over-sized picture book is recommended for parents and caregivers who are bored with the read-alouds that their kids have been choosing. Jeffers’ imaginative stories and art will keep you in good humor as you read book after book to your little one.
Mary Jo, Kids World