Tuesday, October 28, 2008

November 4: A Very Important Day

After what seems like forever, there's only a few more days left until we choose our new leaders. Involve your child in the voting process by reading with her/him books on the subject. Talk about voting and explain how you have formed your decision about which candidates to support. Most importantly, set a good example by voting.
Books on the topic in our collection include:
Vote! by Eileen Christelow
Eyewitness Vote by Philip Steele
America Votes: How our President is Elected by Linda Granfield
And just for fun, there's Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
Help your child to develop the habits of a good citizen--get out and vote!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hooray for Squirrels!

October is Squirrel Awareness Month. Come to our celebration of these bushy tailed creatures on Wednesday, October 22 at 3:40 pm. Listen to a squirrel story, go on an acorn hunt, make a squirrel mask, and watch a squirrel cartoon while eating Squirrel Sundaes--our own creation of butternut (or vanilla) ice cream, caramel topping, and whipped cream. In the meantime, read one of our delightful squirrel tales:

Earl the Squirrel by Don Freeman
Nuts to You by Lois Ehlert
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Shoo! Scat! By Lois G. Grambling
Scaredy Squirrel, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach and Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend all by Melanie Watt
The Tale of Nutkin and The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes both by Beatrix Potter
Forest by Janet Taylor Lisle
Henry by Nina Bawden