Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Children's Book Week May 1 - 7

Children's Book Week & How to Celebrate

Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for youngsters and the joy of reading! Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country! Every year, events are held nationwide in schools, libraries, bookstores, and homes. Click here to learn more and the program! 

In honor of Children's Book Week, our Children's Librarian, Sheri Miller, recommends a a few of her very favorite children's books for all to enjoy!

Are you my Mother? by P.D. Eastman - The story begins when a mother bird's egg starts to jump, she hurries off to find something for her little one something to eat. But as soon as she's gone, out pops the baby! He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling goes in search of his mum and asks animals, planes, and boats, "Are you my mother?" 

And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss - From just a horse and wagon, young Marco concocts a colorful cast of characters, making Mulberry Street the most interesting place in the town! Complete with classic Seuss rhymes and rhythm. 

There's an Alligator Under my Bed by Mercer, Mayer -  The nightmare is gone, but what about the alligator? You have to be so careful getting in and out of bed! Maybe a midnight snack to lure him into the garage will do the trick? This tale will scare your scales off! Read if you dare. *Sequel to "There's a Nightmare in my Closet"

What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story by Kate Low - Patrick is having his very first sleep-over at this grandmother's house and it is almost bedtime...but there is a problem. Patrick doesn't have a bed at Granny's. So Granny goes out to her yard, chops down some trees, makes a comfy bed - but wait! Patrick doesn't have a pillow! So Granny dashed to the henhouse, collects some feathers, and sews a fluffy pillow for Patrick. Now he can go to sleep right? Not yet. A few other things are sill missing.

Children's Librarian, Sheri Miller has been working with Whitman County's kids for nearly 20 years, inspiring a love of reading and books from a very young age. She holds storytime for children 5 and under every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Call 509-397-4366 for details! 

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