Archive for March, 2010

April Birthdays for Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Here is a list of authors and illustrators who have their birthdays this month.  Check out some of their books to celebrate!

April 1: Augusta Baker, Anne McCaffrey

April 2: Hans Christian Andersen, Amy Schwartz

April 3: Washington Irving

April 4: Glen Rounds

April 5: Richard Peck

April 7: Donald Carrick

April 8: Trina Schart Hyman

April 12: Beverly Cleary, Hardie Gramatky

April 13: Genevieve Foster, Marguerite Henry, Lee Bennett Hopkins

April 16: Dorothy Lathrop, Garth Williams

April 22: Paula Fox

April 23: William Shakespeare

April 25: Walter de la Mare, Maud Hart Lovelace, Alvin Schwartz

April 26: Patricia Reilly Giff

April 27: John Burningham, Ludwig Bemelmans

April 29: Jill Paton Walsh

April 30: Maria Leach

Spring Break

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Looking for something to do over Spring Break?  Check out what the library has to offer!

Movie at the Library

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

We still have tickets for our movie next Tuesday.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m.

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (101 minutes; rated G)

 

Free tickets are now available at the Children’s Department desk.

suitable for grades 1 and up

(originally posted on wheatonlibrary.org)

Hubble

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Get a chance to win tickets to IMAX Hubble 3D! 

Did you know Edwin Hubble lived in Wheaton? Find out more about Hubble, the space telescope named after him and how you can win tickets to see the IMAX Hubble 3D movie.

(originally posted on www.wheatonlibrary.org)

Spring!

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Even though the weather is turning cold this weekend, Spring is on its way!

Here are some crafts and activities to do this upcoming season from The Crafty Crow.

Here are some fun Spring titles to read and enjoy!

   Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms

   It’s Spring!

  Hooray for Spring!

  Spring Thaw

  Fluffy’s Spring Vacation

  North Country Spring

  Ordinary Things: Poems from a Walk in Early Spring

Famous First Lines

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Can you guess what children’s book this first line comes from?  Give it a try!

“If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.”

Did you guess?  Check here for the answer.

Movie at the Library

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Tuesday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m.

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (101 minutes; rated G)

 

Free tickets are now available at the Children’s Department desk.

suitable for grades 1 and up

(originally posted on wheatonlibrary.org)

Friendship and Caring Books

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Here are some of my favorite books about friendship and caring.  I hope you enjoy them!

  A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker

  Bob and Otto by Robert O. Bruel

  Oddly by Joyce Dunbar

  Cold Paws, Warm Heart by Madeleine Floyd

  Willoughby & the Lion by Greg Foley

  How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

  Toot and Puddle series by Holly Hobbie

  How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

  Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

  The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

  Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story by Sam Lloyd

  Your Pal Mo Willems Presents Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

  Bear’s New Friend by Karma Wilson

March Birthdays for Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Here is a list of authors and illustrators who have their birthdays this month.  Check out some of their books to celebrate!

March 2: Leo Dillon, Dr. Seuss

March 3: Suse MacDonald, Patricia MacLachlan

March 4: Meindert De Jong, Mem Fox, Howard Pyle

March 6: Thacher Hurd

March 8: Kenneth Grahame

March 11: Wanda Gag, Ezra Jack Keats

March 12: Virginia Hamilton

March 13: Diane Dillon, Ellen Raskin

March 14: Marguerite De Angeli

March 16: Sid Fleischman

March 17: Kate Greenaway

March 20: Mitsumasa Anno, Lois Lowry

March 21: Michael Foreman, Margaret Mahy

March 22: Randolph Caldecott

March 23: Eleanor Cameron

March 24: Mary Stolz

March 26: Robert Frost

March 28: Byrd Baylor

March 31: Andrew Lang