Construction Heroes: The Vigo County Public Library Youth Services Department will be closed Monday, August 3 through December. The lower level will undergo a significant renovation to allow for more Youth Services space. Materials can be requested on the VCPL website, or visit the Teen Space to request youth materials.
The Last Day of School is about Albert E. Chapman Elementary School's last day. All of the students have cleaned out their desks and helped the teachers clean up the room. For the students in Mrs. Mallory's class, they are going to miss Mrs. Mallory very much and the pet hamster. Mrs. Mallory is going to miss the time keeper of the class, Matthew Perez. He would make sure the clock on the wall was always right so they were never late. Since the clock on the wall was always a minute off, Matt gave Mrs. Mallory and new clock for a good-bye present.
It's Spring is about spring and how great it is. This book talks about how the snow melts and the streams start flowing again. It's Spring describes the flowers and birds that come in during spring. The book also talks about gardening in the spring and the longer days. This book is part of a four book series about the seasons by Linda Glaser.
This book is about a kid named Kyle and his first time riding the bus. Kyle's older brother gives Kyle some rules to follow if he wants to survive the bus ride. One rule is to never sit in the first seat and another rule is to never sit in the last seat. Kyle has to sit in the last seat by a older kid which is another rule, never sit by a older kid. He moves to sit with a girl but that isn't allowed. He makes it to school and talks with a girl who rides the same bus and it was an interesting conversation. When he gets on the bus to go home he talks to the bully of the bus and when he asked the bus driver to change the bus stop the bully was nice to him. He told his brother Rule number 11 never listen to your older brother about riding the bus.
Mr. Messy is about a messy person name Mr. Messy. Mr. Messy's house was very messy in the inside and outside. His house had broken windows, a broken fence and the lawn wasn't mowed. When he went for a walk he met to people, Mr. Neat and Mr. Tidy. They kept things neat and tidy. They cleaned other people's houses. When they saw Mr. Messy, they decided to clean his house. They straighten the whole place up and painted the house. Then they gave Mr. Messy a bath and made him neat and tidy.
When Ezra's father was invited to an annual conference with his sons preschool teacher, he initially wanted to blow it off. After all, he reasoned, what could a teacher possibly need to tell the parents of a three year old that they didn't already know? It turns out, quite a lot.
Ezra began showing signs of autism very early on. Following his diagnosis, his father vowed to show Ezra only unconditional love and acceptance, no matter how trying or unconventional his behaviors became. This is where the story got interesting!
You see, Ezra does not have the same filters that other children do. He delights in stating the obvious, and needs the world around him to exist in black and white. There is no gray area as far as Ezra is concerned, and this makes parenting him an extra special challenge.
Ezra's father does a great job of highlighting the struggles of raising a child with autism. His tone is warm and funny, and you can't help but smile as you explore the world through Ezra's eyes.
I enjoy reading Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that type with my six year old son. We both get to laugh and talk about how the animals bargain back and forth with the farmer.
I recently started reading books with my twin granddaughters who are 15 months old. One of their favorites is "Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See" by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.
I read this book with my kids and they really enjoyed the performance put on by the author's characters. The main character, Hilda Mae, is lonely and her friends try to make life sound a little sweeter by forming a small chorus for her to sing along with. The animals want to help their friend, but they must make the cut. In an American Idol type audition, the animals get to show the judges what they’ve got and my kids were laughing out loud as the try-outs took place. The judges respond in a comic book style spread that caught my 5-year old's eye with a HUGE puffy sheep and a little mouse squeak! Each animal has its own unique contribution to make this an utterly fantastic sing-a-long! This book includes music terminology (solo, duet, trio, quartet) and could be used as part of a music and movement lesson at school or at home. So break out the instruments or pots and pans and get your kids BOO-HOO MOOing! We love Margi Palatini (She’s a Jersey Girl) and we also recommend her book: The Three Silly Billies
My kids really enjoy listening to audiobooks while following along with the book. The library has a great selection of book plus CD sets. These are some of our favorites: I Got Two Dogs by John Lithgow; Marsupial Sue by John Lithgow; Marsupial Sue presents the Runaway Pancake by John Lithgow. George and Martha by James Marshall