Recently, the New York Times had an article about grown-up books with funny titles. Oh yeah?!! Children's books has loads of 'em. Here's some silly sounding books I've read. What about you?
|The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama||The Day My Butt Went Psycho
||Notes from a Liar and Her Dog||I Smell Like Ham
||The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco|
|Brainboy and the Deathmaster
||Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf
||The Great Whale of Kansas|
|Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet||Your Mother Was a Neanderthal
||Magic Pickle books
||Charlie Muffin's Miracle Mouse
The Tale of Despereaux adaptation
The Tale of Despereaux graphic novel
And of course, we can't forget the original book, the Newbery Award winner The Tale of Despereaux
The Sleepover Squad series
Mozart the Wonder Child by Diane Stanley
This week was the first meeting of our first Girls Book Club, a book discussion group for girls ages 9 to 12.
We talked about our favorite books (see those below), ate lots of pizza and chose our books for March and April. No need to sign up, just read, and come to the library that night. We'll have a light dinner; something tasty...it could be pizza again!
Some of our favorite books are Savvy, Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and Blood on the River.
Friday nights in the children's room is the new place to be. Our brand new program We've Got Game started in January and it's been a smashing success. Kids get a chance to test out the library's cool new tech gadgets like the Nintendo Wii (yes, the library has a Wii), Creation Station, and the Chumby. Plus kids can even bring their own handhelds. You can even try out the new Microsoft Surface!!!
Stop by this Friday, February 13 @ 4:15pm and see what all the Buzz is about.
Also check out the WebPlay! section of the Youth page for some awesome websites and gaming posts.
Youtube videos are everywhere, but how can you be sure you won't come across something with questionable content? Try Totlol! This new sub-site of YouTube is a parent moderated video community aimed at kids under the age of 13. There are videos about music, phonics, classic cartoons, even some cool series like Signing Time where you can learn sign language! The selection is huge and if you like, you can participate too by creating a free account, creating your own playlist. The site has gotten some good reviews from ReadWriteWeb and Wired Magazine. Find our more information about how it works here and see if you'd like to join in!
Other Online Video Alternatives:
|Photo by Flickr User dichohecho|
Sign up by calling, emailing or coming in to the Children's Library. Space is limited!
For kids ages 7-10.
The NEW Darien Library opened with visitors galore! The children's library game to guess the number of people was a smashing draw. We had over 100 guesses, and one was pretty close.
Truly amazing; we can't thank you enough for making the Library such an awesome place!
|The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater|
Stinky: A Toon Book
by Eleanor Davis
by Andrew Clements
The Talented Clementine
by Sara Pennypacker
Double Trouble in Walla Walla
by Andrew Clements
The Legend of Spud Murphy
by Eoin Colfer