Saturday, April 25, 2009

And the Winner is (Part 2)...

...Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney! Over 5,400 Vermont kids voted for their favorite Dorothy Canfield Fisher book. That translates into a minimum of 27,000 DCF books read this year--WOW!! Congratulations to Kinney and, the real winners, all of the DCF readers! Check out the DCF selections for 2009-2010. The selections are fabulous.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day!

Check out a book about the earth. Here's one of my favorites:
On Earth by G. Brian Karas

And here are some others:
Earth Our Planet in Space by Seymour Simon
The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon
Global Warming : the Threat of Earth's Changing Climate by Laurence Pringle.
You're Aboard Spaceship Earth by Patricia Lauber
True Green Kids : 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet by Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin
Why are the Ice Caps Melting? : the Dangers of Global Warming by Anne Rockwell

Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

And the winner is (Part 1) ...

... Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Mélanie Watt! Watch a book trailer of this Red Clover winner at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu_ksJz4c_U

The voting results will be posted very soon at:
http://www.mothergooseprograms.org/

The new Red Clover nominees for 2009-2010 are:
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek by Deborah Hopkinson
Finding Home by Sandra Markle
How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
Owney the Mail Pouch Pooch by Mary Kerby
Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman
Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder by Tanya Lee Stone
The Chicken of the Family by Mary Amato
Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeannette Winter

It's a great list!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Roses are Red ...

...Violets are blue
April's the month
For a poem or two.

(Talk about bad poetry!!) In other words, April is National Poetry Month. Go to the website of the Academy of American Poets at www.poets.org/ and sign up to have a poem emailed to you every day. You can also find free poems to download and instructions on how to get a free poster. Look up poems, be introduced to new poets, and enter a contest.

If a book of poetry is more your style, have we got a collection for you! Just look up the call number j811, and you will find a treasure trove of beautiful words and clever phrases. Here are a few samples:

Joyful Noise : Poems for Two Voices Paul Fleischman
Toasting Marshmallows by Kristine O'Connell George
Timothy Tunny Swallowed a Bunny by Bill Grossman
The Spider and the Fly with illustrations by Tony DiTerlizzi.
A Poke in the I selected by Paul Janeczko
The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders by Jack Prelutsky
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Song of the Water Boatman by Joyce Sidman