Friday, October 21, 2016

Mother Bruce

Submitted by Mr. Eric!
Bruce is a bear. But he isn’t just any bear; he’s a grumpy bear. You can tell from his big ol’ grumpy bear eyebrows. Anyway, one day Bruce was shopping for some food. He took his grocery cart and waded out into the river to catch some salmon. Then he pushed his cart through the forest to grab some honey from a local beehive. He only ate local--it’s good to support local business, you see. Then he grabbed some eggs from Mrs. Goose, but only after asking if they were free-range organic. Once he had all the ingredients needed to make a new recipe (hard-boiled goose eggs drizzled with honey-salmon sauce, YUM!) he found himself in a predicament. You know those eggs he took from Mrs. Goose? Well, they totally hatched into four adorable little goslings. And you know what else? They thought Bruce was their mama! BWWAAAAA?!? Mother Bruce by Ryan Higgins is a story where a grumpy bear transforms in to a marginally less grumpy bear because of the love of four baby geese… Or maybe he stays completely grumpy forever.  You have to read the book to find out! See this book listed in our catalog

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lenny and Lucy

Submitted by Ms. Karen!
Lenny and Lucy by Philip Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead, is a sweet imaginative tale about a boy and his dog in need of friends. After a long drive through the woods Peter, his trusty canine sidekick Harold, and his dad arrive at their new house. Peter thinks it is a terrible idea to move here and wants to go back, but no one hears. Convinced that terrible things lurk in the dark woods beyond the little bridge by his new house, Peter and Harold build Lenny, a pillow-stuffed, blanket-wrapped Guardian of the Bridge Into the Woods. The faithful Lenny keeps the woods at bay through the night, but as Peter and Harold watch out the window they worry that he might be too lonely out there by himself. Next morning Peter builds leaf-stuffed Lucy to watch with him. The four friends eat soup, play marbles, and watch together, until a new friend comes to play. When you have good friends, maybe moving to new house at the edge of the woods isn’t so bad after all! See this book listed in our catalog

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tad & Dad

Submitted by Ms. Carol!
Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein is a story about Tad the tadpole and his Dad. Tad loves his Dad so much he wants to spend every minute with him. He loves swimming, catching flies, and hopping with his Dad. Tad even wants to sleep on the same lily pad as his Dad. The problem is Tad wiggles and kicks and pokes and croaks so much his Dad can't sleep. Dad tells Tad he is driving him bananas and Tad agrees to sleep by himself because Dad snores anyway. Will Dad finally get some sleep? See this book listed in our catalog

Friday, July 22, 2016

Dojo Daytrip

Submitted by Ms. Karen!
Dojo Daytrip written and illustrated by Chris Tougas. The six little ninjas from Dojo Daycare are back for another adventure! The excited ninjas board the minibus for a field trip to a farm with their Master. Instead of experiencing the joys of farm life, however, Master becomes embroiled in disaster after barnyard disaster, giving the mini-ninjas opportunity to flaunt their mad ninja skills. From kicking down fences to climbing the scarecrow, letting out the animals, and generally ignoring their ninja creed - “Always help someone in need” - they are out of control. Finally, when Master gets into real danger, they remember what to do and with ninja speed save the Master and put the farm back to rights! Your children will enjoy these books about little girls and boys having fun and learning to be proper ninjas. See this book listed in our catalog 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rhyming Dust Bunnies

Submitted by Ms. Carol!
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas is a very cute rhyming book. Ed, Ned, Ted, and Bob are dust bunnies. They love to rhyme. Bob seems to have some trouble though. No matter how hard he tries he just can't seem to rhyme. Bob does however save the dust bunnies from the big scary broom. Will he be able to save them from the big scary vacuum? See this book listed in our catalog

Monday, July 18, 2016

Diana's White House Garden

Submitted by Ms. Sue!
Diana’s White House Garden by Elisa Carbone and illustrated by Jen Hill. Diana who is ten years old lives in the “white house.” Her dad Harry Hopkins was the president’s chief adviser in 1943. She lived there with lots of other people that worked there including President Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor. President Roosevelt wanted every citizen to help with the war effort. When he asked that everyone plant a garden to grow food for our soldiers, Diana wanted to help too. The gardens were called “Victory Gardens.” Diana worked with George the grounds keeper to turn the soil, fertilize, and plant the seeds. She went every day before and after school to tend the garden. When the plants were almost grown reporters came to see it. They asked Diana “how does it feel to inspire the whole country and help with the war effort?” “It feels very good,” she said. An article went out a few days later and the headline read “Diana Farms Her White House Plot”. It explained how the president’s plan was working and how she was an important part! See this book listed in our catalog
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