Monday, August 25, 2014

Y-E-L-L-O-W



 Let's talk about Y-E-L-L-O-W!!


In our upcoming Tummies, Tales, and Treats story time we will be reading Yellow is My Color Star, written and illustrated by Judy Horacek, as well as Sun Song, written by Jean Marzollo and illustrated by Laura Regan. Scattered through out the program will be fun fingerplays, songs, and even a poem that the children will be invited to dramatize! Our topics will expose little learners to the sight word "yellow", as well as engage them in subject matter on stars and of course "our star", the Earth's sun!

Please join us at the Morrisson-Reeves Library from 12-12:45p in the Children's Programming Room. We will open the room 10 minutes prior to story time so that the children can start their lunches (you are welcome to bring a packed lunch) or have a treat on us! Story time will end about 12:35p to allow any child that has not finished their lunch a few extra minutes!

Can't wait to see you all!

-Miss. Beth


  




Sun Song Cover
            


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Book Spotlight! The Raft

The Raft by S.A. Bodeen is a book that is perfect for those older readers that like a good survival book. With some intense scenes, and the truth of mortality this book is a great read for those in an older age range, a mature 10 and up. This book kept me eager to read more and was fast paced, especially for a book about a girl surronded largely by nothing but water. With a surprise ending that is not to be missed, this book is a great story of what it takes to survive.
"Robie is an experienced traveler. She’s taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there’s a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight. The only passenger, Robie doesn’t panic until the engine suddenly cuts out and Max shouts at her to put on a life jacket. They are over miles of Pacific Ocean. She sees Max struggle with a raft. And then . . . she’s in the water. Fighting for her life. Max pulls her onto the raft, and that’s when the real terror begins. They have no water. Their only food is a bag of Skittles. There are sharks. There is an island. But there’s no sign of help on the way."
from amazon.com