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Happy Birthday, Leo Lionni!!

 

LEO LIONNI

Dutch author, Leo Lionni was born in 1910.  Inspired by his  frequent visits to the art museums of Amsterdam, Lionni  taught himself to draw at a young age.  Although he earned a doctoral degree in economics, he spent his early career working in advertising and writing for magazines, such as Fortune.   It wasn't until Lionni was almost 50 years old that he started writing for children.  He wrote over forty children's books and received four Caldecott Honors.  In celebration of this  beloved author's May birthday, please check out any of his titles during your next visit to the library.  Some of our favorites include:

Swimmy

Frederick

Little Blue and Little Yellow

 

 

 

 

Boys Book Club

BOYS FREE CHOICE BOOK CLUB

REGISTER NOW!!!

Space is still available in this brand new book club for boys in 3rd grade and up.  Each participant will read whatever they choose---fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, magazine, etc.  Monthly meetings will include discussion,                      extension activities and snacks. 

Thursdays at 6:30pm

 April 10th, May 8th, June 12th

Contact Librarian, Amy Chesman for more information:

634-4997 ext. 121 or achesman@rcls.org

A.A. Milne

 

                                                            Happy Birthday A.A. Milne

Alan Alexander Milne was the author of Winnie-the-Pooh, one of the most charming characters in children's literature.  His adventures were inspired by the author's real life son, Christopher Robin and his stuffed dolls; Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tiger, Kanga and little Roo.  Celebrate A.A. Milne's birthday on January 18th, by revisiting the Hundred Acre Wood as you share these enchanting tales with your family.  The library has many titles in fiction, picture book, and easy reader.  Our favorites include:

The complete tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

When we were very young

Now we are six

The house at Pooh Corner

Author's December Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jan Brett!!

 Jan Brett is a beloved children's author and illustrator.  In honor of her birthday this month, visit the website www.janbrett.com.  Here you can read about Ms. Brett's life, career, and inspiration.  Learn about her books and the personal stories behind them.  Find printable coloring pages, cards and games, along with computer games and email cards.  "How to draw" videos are also available.  Ideas for activities can be used at home or in the classroom.  After you have explored the website, come to the library and check out our large selection of Jan Brett titles.  Favorites include:

The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale

Gingerbread Baby

Website of the Month

OCTOBER'S WEBSITE

The Book Whisperer

Website of the Month

SEPTEMBER'S WEBSITE

Highlights

Highlights has a wonderful website with many of the magazine's features that you have always loved:

PLAY Hidden pictures, games, sudoku, puzzles, matching and jokes

READ Stories, articles, and poetry

MAKE Recipes, science experiments, and crafts

SHARE  your art work, science questions

 

 

Website of the Month

AUGUST WEBSITE

Marvel Kids

On August 1st 1962, Marvel Comics introduced a new character.............SPIDERMAN.  Fifty-one years later, kids are still fascinated by Spiderman.  Go to the Marvel Kids website to learn fun facts about Spidey and his superhero friends-- Ironman, Captain America, Hulk, Falcon, Thor, and Wolverine.  While you're there, read digital comic books, play fun games, color and draw your favorite characters in action.   Then come to the library and check out our superhero collection, including picture books, early readers, paperback series, and graphic novels.  We've got it all!

 

Website of the Month

July's Website

ENCHANTED LEARNING

The library's summer reading program is in full swing!  As you 'Dig In', you might just bump into a few unexpected creatures.  Check out Enchanted Learning's website to learn more about these burrowing animals that live underground, such as ants, cicadas, badgers, groundhogs, moles, woodchucks, and many more.  Interesting details include each animal's anatomy, diet and habitat as well as printable pictures to color.  Want to learn even more?  Come on in and browse the library's non-fiction shelves for these titles:

The secret lives of burrowing beasts by Sara Swan Miller (J 591.5648MIL)

Under the ground by Pascale de Bougoing (J 591.564BOU)

Website of the Month

JUNE'S WEBSITE

Clarkstown Central School District

As the school year comes to end, families are excited about relaxing, sleeping in, camp, and vacations away from home.  But before you get too caught up in those lazy days, you should think about summer reading.  Research has shown that      

“… the best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer." 

Website of the Month

MAY'S WEBSITE

Kids Geo

Expand your knowledge of world geography at Kids Geo while playing games that include the U.S. as well countries from each continent on the globe.  Learn the names and locations of the oceans, capitals of countries, longitude and latitude.

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