Archive for January, 2011

Valentine’s Day

Monday, January 31st, 2011

February 14th is Valentine’s Day!  Check out what the Wheaton Public Library has to help celebrate!

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day films

Valentine’s Day Fiction

Valentine’s Day Poetry

And for some fun Valentine’s Day crafts, check out The Crafty Crow!

Chinese New Year

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

The Chinese New Year is coming up at the beginning of February (February 3rd to be exact)!  Check out what we have on this celebration!

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Fiction

Chinese New Year United States

Chinese New Year Drama

Chinese New Year Folklore Fiction

Chinese New Year Songs and Music

Groundhog Day

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Groundhog Day is February 2nd.  Here are some of the materials the Children’s Department has on the subject.

Groundhog Day Fiction

Groundhog Day

Newbery and Caldecott Winners

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Did you hear who the winners are?  The Newbery and Caldecott Winners, that is!

The Newbery Medal went to Moon Over Manifest written by Clare Vanderpool.  The Newbery Honor Books are Turtle in Paradise written by Jennifer L. Holm, Heart of a Samurai written by Margi Preus, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night written by Joyce Sidman, and One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams-Garcia.

The Caldecott Medal went to A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead and written by Philip C. Stead.  The Caldecott Honor Books are Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Laban Carrick Hill, and Interrupting Chicken illustrated and written by David Ezra Stein.

For a list of the other 2011 Award Winners from the ALA/ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children), check here!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Find out more about this incredible man at the library!

Here are some of the books we have on MLK.  Also check out the Biography Resource Center (located on the Kids’ Room Homework Help page) for more articles, videos, and speeches.  This is a great resource!

Questions to Ponder

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

If you could live in any children’s book, which one would you choose? 

If you could be friends with any children’s literature character, who would it be? 

If you could meet any children’s book author, who would it be?  What would you talk about?

National Pet Poetry Contest

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

National Pet Poetry Contest

Check out the Kids’ Room homepage for a link to the National Pet Poetry Contest sponsored by PAL (Pets Add Life).

Bink & Gollie

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

What a delightful pairBink and Gollie are!  Dear friends with differing tastes, the two share some wonderful times and adventures.

This is the first collaboration between Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee.  Friends in real life, their writing together is just terrific.

To read an interview with the two authors, visit thebutton on the book’s entry in the catalog.  From there, click “Content Cafe” and then “Reviews.”  The interview was put out by BookPage Reviews.