Tell Me a Story – Cakes

08/24/2015
08/26/2015

Books we will read:

  • Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! by Janet Stevens
  • Zuzu’s Wishing Cake by Linda Michelin
  • Froggy Bakes a Cake by Jonathan London

Early Literacy Tip

Read together every day.

Read to your child every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close together. Bedtime is an especially great time for reading together.


After we read we will make a counting cupcake

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no time for flashcards


Other Cake books at our library:

  • Cheesecake Cupcakes and other cake recipes by Brekka Hervey Larrew
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake by Cynthia Rylant
  • Cherry the Cake Fairy by Daisy Meadows
  • The Great Cake Bake by Helen Ketteman
  • Who Made this Cake? by Chihiro Nakagawa
  • Cupcakes, cookies, and cakes by Tracy Maurer
  • Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming
  • Nina the Birthday Cake Fairy by Daisy Meadows
  • Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex
  • The Magic Cake Shop by Meika Hashimoto

Tell Me a Story – Colors

08/17/2015
08/19/2015

Books we will read:

  • 51giyo5yRUL._SX400_BO1,204,203,200_ Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
  • 61ZqEsKT3aL._SX423_BO1,204,203,200_ Quite Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue
  • 134028 My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

Early Literacy Tip


After our books we will make rainbow paper

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the science kiddo


Other great color books at the library:

  • Color by Melinda Lilly
  • What Color is it? = Que Color es Este? by Pamela Zagarenski
  • Star Wars Colors
  • I See Colors
  • What Color is the Sea? = De Que Color es el Mar? by Silvia Dubovoy
  • Paddington’s Colors by Michael Bond
  • Red Sings from Treetops: a year in colors by Joyce Sidman
  • Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson

Tell Me a Story – Pets

08/10/2015
08/12/2015

Books we will read:

  • 51lq56IFkLL._SX496_BO1,204,203,200_ The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts
  • 51tYN982UNL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_ The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini
  • index1 Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly

Early Literacy Tip

Know when to stop.

If your child loses interest or has trouble paying attention, just put the book away for a while. Don’t continue reading if your child is not enjoying it.


After reading we will make a bird in a bird cage

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Holly’s Arts and Crafts Corner


Some other great books over pets at our library:

  • Pet Boy by Keith Graves
  • Origami Pets by Lisa Miles
  • The House of a Million Pets by Ann Hodgman
  • Pocket Pets by Alvin Silverstein
  • Pet Shop Lullaby by Mary Ann Fraser
  • Pet Science: Purr-fectly woof-worthy activities for you & your pets by Veronika Alice Gunter
  • Don’t Take Your Snake for a Stroll by Karin Ireland
  • I’m Allergic to Pets by Maria Nelson

Tell Me a Story – Birds

08/03/2015
08/05/2015

Books we will read:

  • 51d0bk1kcYL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_ Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
  • birds Birds by Kevin Henkes
  • ThereIsaBird1 There is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems

Early Literacy Tip:

Read with fun in your voice.

Read to your child with humor and expression. Use different voices for different characters. Ham it up!


After reading our books we will make a paper bird

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kids activity blog


Some other great books about birds in our library

  • Caring for your Bird by Lynn Hamilton
  • Bird Paradise by Terry Jennings
  • Bird & Birdie in a Fine Day by Ethan Long
  • Bird by David Burnie
  • Origami Birds and Butterflies by Lisa Miles
  • Why Why Why Can’t Penguins Fly? : and other chirpy questions about birds! by Camilla De la Bedoyere
  • How to Have Fun Making Birdhouses and Birdfeeders
  • In the Nest by Anna Milbourne
  • Seven Hungry Babies by Candace Fleming