If you’re starting to build a board book collection for your home, classroom or library here are 5 great board books and why you should include them in your collection! 5 Great Board Books: “Global Babies” by The Global Fund for Children: Babies love other babies. They love their faces, they love their smiles. “Global… Continue reading 5 Great Board Books
Once again Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett nailed it with the picture book “Battle Bunny.” The book takes a spin on a child receiving a gushy bunny book and it being crossed out, written, and drawn on to create Battle Bunny! So not only is it hilarious and attention grabbing (to those reluctant readers especially), but… Continue reading Battle Bunny
If you’ve ever wanted to play a banana-piano, gummy bear drums, or Tetris with your feet you don’t need to look any further because Makey Makey makes it possible! Under advisorship, two MIT Media Lab students created Makey Makey when they were creating “easy-to-use invention kits.” The two inventors believes that everyone is creative and capable of… Continue reading Makey Makey
With about a month and a half left of summer vacation for most kiddos I thought it was the opportune time to share 5 author suggestions for reluctant readers! 5 Great Authors for Reluctant Readers: Jon Scieszka: This man knows funny. He can write books from picture to chapter, but he can get kids hooked,… Continue reading 5 Great Authors for Reluctant Readers: vol 1
A shout out to one of my fabulous coworkers for finding and putting together a great firework craft for library kids today that is an easy and fantastic 4th of July craft! (The picture examples here are from a cute blog called “A Little Pinch of Perfect”) Easy 4th of July Firework Craft How-To Supplies: Cupcake… Continue reading Easy 4th of July Firework Craft
One of my favorite graphic novels as of late is “Roller Girl” by Victoria Jamieson. It is colorful, fun, spunky, and a great coming of age story. 12 year-old Astrid thinks she will get to spend her whole summer with her best friend that is until she discovers that her best friend is going to… Continue reading Roller Girl!
Lately public feedback about libraries have been very black and white. Patrons (or customers) either say that libraries are great and shouldn’t change or that libraries are dying out and to enjoy it while it lasts. The funny thing about either of those statements is that libraries are “information services” meaning that it’s a place… Continue reading Future of Youth Services: Keep Your Chin Up!