Saturday, August 8, 2009

Library Books

So here's our library book selection from last week. Learn-a-word book Clothes, by Lorenz books, Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester, Stellaluna by Janell Cannon, Bear in a Square by Stella Blackstone, and Skippyjon Jones Up and Down by Judy Schachner. I was excited to see Stellaluna and Tacky the Penguin, both books that I love! I figured my son would like these books too... especially Tacky the Penguin, since he loves penguins! Stellaluna turned out to be a little too long of a story for him at this age, so he wouldn't sit still for it. The other four were big hits! He especially loved the actions involved in the Skippyjon Jones book, and he liked finding the shapes in Bear in a Square. It was also great that we found the Skippyjon Jones book before we went to the bookstore to meet him! :)

On the first Saturday of every month, a nearby bookstore has Character Storybook Time for the kids. Some of the characters they have featured have been Curious George, Clifford, Wild Thing (from Where the Wild Things Are), Peter Rabbit, The Cat in the Hat... and many more! I think it is so fun for the kids to meet a character from a book! The kids get to listen to the storyteller tell a story from one (or two) of the character's books, then they get to give the character a hug and take a picture with them. :) It's very cute! So, this past Saturday, the character was Skippyjon Jones, and I think he is so cute! Its something fun and free to do with my son every month! Check out your local bookstores or libraries for great free events for your kids! :)




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5 comments:

Gabrielle said...

How cool! I'm going to ask our library if they do something like this! Thanks for the heads up!

Eva Gallant said...

What a great way to get kids interesting in reading!


just stopping by from SITS

Hope you'll return the visit!

hyltonta said...

Great book selections, especially "Tacky the Penguin"!

Life with Kaishon said...

Blog hopping tonight. Nice to meet you : ) We LOVE the library at our house. We just can't get enough. We like Stellaluna too but Kaishon is 9 : ). How fun about the character coming to the bookstore once a month! I think some stores around here do that too. We should go! Thanks for the great reminder : )

MelRoXx said...

wow! nice idea! our librsry's are dea boring out here...