Anyone who has ever been called a name knows that words can hurt. Children and adults can put an end to bullying and name calling by talking openly and honestly about this behavior and ways to handle these difficult situations.
Did you know that reading aloud with your family strengthens literacy skills for everyone, fosters a life-long love of reading, and gives eveyone happy memories of being together? You don't have to do voices or read like a pro to have fun and create happy memories! What book do you love to read aloud with your family?
Fall is the biggest season for exciting new books at the library. Here are some of the fun new picture books you can share with your little ones.
Cooking with Henry and Elliebellywritten by Carolyn Parkhurst and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino. Five-year-old Henry is trying to put on a TV cooking show with his two-year-old sister Elliebelly. They're making raspberry-marshmallow-peanut butter waffles with barbecued banana bacon.
Mickey Mouse celebrates his 82nd birthday on November 18! His birthday was selected to coincide with the release of Steamboat Willie in 1928. This iconic cheerful mouse has become one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.
Sweepin' the clouds away / On my way to where the air is sweet / Can you tell me how to get, / How to get to Sesame Street...
Sesame Street premiered on public broadcasting television stations on November 10, 1969. It was the first show of its kind based on educational research and helped many children prepare for and succeed in school! Over its 41 year history, Sesame Street has produced over 4,000 shows.
The library owns hundreds of DVDs with Elmo, Abby, Zoe, Baby Bear, Grover, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, The Count, Bert, Ernie and all your Sesame Street pals!
Every month, librarians from Denver Public Library branches get together to talk about new books for school-aged kids. Here are some titles we are excited about as school begins.
Books for younger readers:
Gator on the Loose! by Sue Stauffacher is the first book in the new "Animal Rescue Team" series. The three Carter kids help their parents run Carter's Urban Rescue, the place you call if, say, an alligator is loose in the city pool! The series is full of friendship, sibling trouble, crazy animal escapades, and helping the planet. This is the perfect new series to start a new school year. Recommended by Lisa from Westwood.
Every month, librarians from Denver Public Library branches get together to talk about new books for school-aged kids. Here are some titles we are excited about this summer.
Books for younger readers:
I Barfed on Mrs. Kenlyby Jessica Harper is the third book in the "Uh-oh Cleo" series. On her way to a birthday party, too many pancakes catch up with Cleo and she barfs on her friend's mom's fancy coat! Recommended by Val from Virginia Village.
The New York Times recently ran this article about Jim Brozina and his daughter Kathy, who read together each evening for 3,218 nights. Neither Kathy's involvement in theater and outings with friends or single dad Jim's dates got in the way of their commitment to read together. If you think you don't have time to read with your kids, check out this story, and maybe be inspired to start a reading streak of your own.
If you need tips on how to read to your kids, want book suggestions, or want to see why reading with your children is important--no matter how old they are--check out the Grown Ups section of the Denver Public Library's Kids web page. Jim and Kathy's streak started during her fourth grade year and ended as of her first day of college. Could you get your kids excited to try to break their record?