Denver Public Library's popular Summer of Reading program is in full swing for 2011. Make sure the kids and teens in your life sign up online or at any branch library location through July 30.
For many years, Summer of Reading has been a great way to encourage kids and teens reading during their summer break. Keeping young readers engaged and curious about reading and learning prepares them for the upcoming school year by acting as a bridge to keep literacy and comprehension skills sharp. Also, it doesn't hurt that there are incentives to encourage our little bookworms to keep at it.
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 spring!
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg tells the story of what happens when 8-year-old Eleanor's favorite babysitter moves away. Everybody in the family misses her. Could the new babysitter ever be okay? This sweet story isn't as funny as the title sounds, but it is a terrific and realistic book. Recommended by Anna from the Eugene Field branch.
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.