Kids World

Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-El

Not Your Typical Dragon book cover with a green dragon in bottom left corner blowing bubbles that rise across the book cover"He could feel a tingling inside his tummy. But when he opened his mouth, fire did not come out."

What would a dragon do if he could not breathe fire? That is the dilemma Crispin Blaze finds himself in when he discovers on his 7th birthday that he cannot breathe fire! This is quite unheard of, and after several failed attempts to learn how to breathe fire, Crispin decides that it would best for everyone if he ran away. However, With the help of Sir George, a knight, Crispin discovers that maybe being different isn't so bad after all!

Funny and heartwarming, Crispin's story will make you laugh and appreciate everything that makes you unique.

Find Not Your Typical Dragon in the Library

Bridget, Kids World

Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale

Stripes of all types book cover with black and white stripes framing a skunk walking across grass"Stripes found in water, twisting on sand and poised on a leaf."

Discover different types of animals that have stripes and the natural habitats in which they live. A butterfly, a zebra, a tiger and a snail are all animals that have a stripe or more on their body. Why do they have these stripes and how do they help them survive? With simple, colorful illustrations and a glossary in the back, learn about these exciting animals!

Find Stripes of All Kinds in the Library.

Bridget, Kids World

The Library Lock-in Program

All Lock-in attendees will be contacted by the end of today, Friday July 5th.

If you are one of the lucky ones attending, please remember to bring:

  • your socks!  This is important because you cannot go barefoot.
  • sleepwear consisting of a t-shirt top (no tank tops) and long pants. It gets cold in the library at night.
  • pillow
  • sleeping bag
  • toothbrush & toothpaste
  • a 6 inch flashlight. We play flashlight games and you do not want to be left out.

If you have lost your list of items to bring that was attached to your permission form, you can pick up a copy at the Kids World desk.

Congratulations to everyone attending, and we will see you on Friday July 19th at 7pm.

2013-2014 Battle Books Have Been Chosen

The 2013-2014 Battle of the Books book list has been finalized! Updated lists and rules will soon be posted on the Battle webpage.

For now, you can get a head start on reading the Battle Books by popping into the Library. The Battle books are now on the Battle Shelf under the dragon mural. Simply look for books with yellow tape on the spine that reads, "Battle."

Happy Reading!

Cookbooks for Kids

Book Cover for 'Yummy Soup and Salad Recipes' by Jennifer S. Larson; has a bowl with strawberryLooking for something to do this summer now that school is out? Spend some time in the kitchen with a few of our kid-friendly cookbooks.

The cookbooks live in the nonfiction section at J 641.8 and are great to look over for something new and tasty to eat. Try out different recipes for desserts, sandwichs, soups, and snacks or even cook up a main course dish. There is even a guten free cookbook for those with special dietary concerns.

Find cookbooks for kids in the Library.

Celeste, Kids World

Part-time Princess by Sarah Underwood

Part-time princess book cover, has young blonde princess with blue dress riding a green dragon"During the day, I am a regular girl....But at night, after Mom kisses me and tucks me in, I become a princess."

After a day filled with spelling tests and following the rules, a young girl becomes a princess. While there is plenty of pink to go around, this is not your typical princess picture book. Filled with bravery, compassion, and a sense of adventure, the young princess faces various emergencies from fire-breathing dragons to trolls crashing the ball. It is "princess to the rescue!" This self-empowered young girl takes charge of each situation saving the kingdom, "as usual." Too bad it was all a dream, or was it?

A great book to share between mom and daughter as the young girl's mom makes a queenly appearance in most escapades. Recommended for princess fans ranging from PreK to first grade.

Find Part-time Princess in the Library.

Celeste, Kids World

Movie Monday: Wreck-it Ralph Additional Viewing

Movie cover for Wreck-it Ralph featuring a brawny Ralph in the center towering over additional arcade game charactersDue to the large number of registration requests for Movie Monday: Wreck-it Ralph, we will now be showing the movie twice.

On Monday, June 10th, those that registered first will be viewing Wreck-it Ralph at the original time of 2:00 pm.

The additional viewing of the movie will occur earlier at 10:00 am, and will be for those who submitted registration requests after the original time slot had been filled.

Email reminder notices will be sent out with the time of the movie your child has been registered for. You may contact the Kids World desk to verify your child's registration.

As with all programs, priority goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders. Only children who are registered have guaranteed seats. Seats are guaranteed until 10 minutes after the program has started. After that period, seats become available to anyone on a first come, first served basis.

If you have registered for the program and know you will be unable to attend, please contact the Kids World desk to cancel.

 

Registration for Summer Programs

Summer Reading Artwork featuring children riding a flying books with a polar bearRegistration for all of the Kids World summer programs is now open.

Come to the Kids World desk to sign up for Summer Reading, where you keep track of how many minutes you read. Come in once a week starting June 10th to receive a prize. Get up to five of the small prizes with additional prizes if you read 500 minutes by the end of July.

Those going into 4th, 5th, and 6th grade may also pick up the Library Lockin Permission Form at the Kids Desk if they would like a chance to attend the July sleepover event. Remember, there are no guaranteed spots. 50 names of those that turned in the permission form will be pulled at random. All permission forms need to be turned in by June 28th in order to be eligible to participate.

To sign up for all the other summer programs, you may stop by the Kids Desk, or register online.

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy

Book cover Hoop Genius, profile of man with mustache, in background boys are playing basketball A young teacher, James Naismith, was forced to take over a gym class with students so out of control two teachers had already quit! When all other sports proved to be too rough and aggresive, Naismith created his own sport: basketball. A great example of perservance and learning from not only failure but past events. Second and Third graders might enjoy reading this nonfiction book on their own, but the ratio of words to pictures allows this book to serve as a great read-out-loud for a younger sports fan.

Find Hoop Genius in the Library.

Celeste, Kids World

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst

Lulu and the BrontosaurusFor her birthday, spoiled Lulu wants a brontosaurus as a pet. When her parents refuse, she packs a suitcase and marches off to find one herself. She has to go through a snake, tiger, and bear, but she does find a brontosaurus. Unfortunately, the brontosaurus wants Lulu to be his pet! When he won't take no for an answer, Lulu must start using her brain (and her manners). With nicely paired illustrations, this funny and simple chapter book is perfect for second and third graders ready to transition out of the Easy Readers.

Find Lulu and the Brontosaurus in the Library.

Celeste, Kids World

 

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