Children’s Books that Made an Impression

A few months ago there was a challenge going around several social media sites asking people to list the top ten books which left a lasting impression. Now one blogger has decided to take this to the next level. She challenged her family and friends to list the top ten children’s books which left a lasting impression and then compiled all their answers here. I came across this blog when it was reposted by author Patricia Polacco who added that she would include “Horton Hatches the Egg.” This immediately had me combing through my mental card catalog to come up with my own top ten – Many of which I discovered are actually included in the initial list.

So now I want to pose the question to all of you… Do you agree with Linda Bernstein’s list? Tell us in the comments what, if any, books you would add. (One I would definitely add is “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems because of the sheer joy it brings my daughter when the Pigeon completely loses it! That and the lesson that you can’t always get what you want, no matter how much you beg.)

Hopefully this will be a fun exercise for everyone and that you may even (re)discover some of your favorites that you can then share with your own children and grandchildren!

Early Literacy at the Library

It’s hard to believe we are already five weeks into our 2014-2015 Early Literacy programming and that it is time for a short break. Just because we are wrapping up the first session of Early Literacy storytimes though doesn’t mean you should stop coming to the library. There is still plenty to do at the library during this “down time,” and staff misses everyone when you don’t come in!

The Crazy 8s Playgroup (every week we build stuff, run and jump, make music, create a mess and just have fun… All with different math activities!) for ages 2-5 will continue on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 am until December 10; Sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (you will receive a reading log, information on the program and a free book. Then for every additional 100 books you read together you will receive another free book. If you complete all 1000 books before entering Kindergarten your child will receive a certificate of completion) is ongoing; And of course we have our Early Literacy Play Area full of activities and toys that help develop the Five Early Literacy Practices, as well as information for parents on how to incorporate these ideas into the home, that is available whenever we are open.

If you have any questions, or would like the current program schedule, please contact the Youth Services Desk (269-781-7821 x15) or visit our events calendar.

Baby Time, Toddler Time and Little Tykes Storytime will be back the week of November 3, but hopefully you won’t wait until then to come in and see us again!

Early Literacy Pinterest Board

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