Archive for April, 2010

May Birthdays for Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Friday, April 30th, 2010

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

May 3: Mavis Jukes

May 5: Leo Lionni

May 6: Randall Jarrell

May 7: Nonny Hogrogian

May 8: Milton Meltzer

May 9: Sir James Barrie, William Pene du Bois, Eleanor Estes

May 11: Sheila Burnford, Zilpha Keatley Snyder

May 12: Edward Lear

May 13: Norma Klein

May 14: George Selden

May 15: Lyman Frank Baum

May 17: Eloise Greenfield, Gary Paulsen

May 18: Lillian Hoban, Irene Hunt

May 19: Tom Feelings

May 21: Virginia Haviland

May 22: Arthur Conan Doyle, Arnold Lobel

May 23: Margaret Wise Brown, Oliver Butterworth, Susan Cooper, Scott O’Dell, Peter Parnall

May 25: Martha Alexander

May 29: Willo Davis Roberts

May 30: Countee Cullen, Millicent Selsam

Storytime Registration

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Our spring Storytime session has just ended.  On to summer!  The next Storytime registration for the summer begins on Wednesday, June 2nd.  Come in or call in, starting June 2nd, to reserve a spot.  For more information, check out the Storytime page in the Kids’ Room.

Reading with Rover registration also begins on June 2nd.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

What is your favorite children’s book?


Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Spring is a great time to start a garden.  Already flowers are coming up and trees are budding.  Here are some books to inspire a green thumb.

  Cabbages and Kings

Dancers in the Garden

  The Garden of Happiness

   In the Garden: Who’s Been Here?

  Princess Chamomile’s Garden

  The Secret Garden

  The Ugly Vegetables

  The Victory Garden

  A Harvest of Color: Growing a Vegetable Garden

  Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children

Famous First Lines

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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

“Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.”

Did you guess?  Check here for the answer.

Rain Books

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

  Are You Ready to Play Outside?

  Big Rain Coming

  I Love the Rain

  The Rain Came Down

  Rainy Day!

  Who Likes Rain?

National Poetry Month

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

April is National Poetry Month.  Celebrate with a poem or two!



Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,

Listen to the DON’TS

Listen to the SHOULDN’TS


Listen to the NEVER HAVES

Then listen close to me–

Anything can happen, child,

ANYTHING can be.

(Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein)