It’s almost back to school — some for the first time. A new book to share with your little people just starting school is You’re Wearing That to School?! by Lynn Plourde and Illustrated by Sue Cornelison. Penelope the hippo is so excited to start school but her best friend Tiny the mouse tries to temper her enthusiasm, giving her suggestions for how to fit in on her first day. Luckily she doesn’t listen to him and finds her uniqueness, rather than being just like everyone else, is what makes friends. The last page includes tips to make children more comfortable on the first day of school.
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Making a drawstring bag is “not as easy as it looks” (p. 3), nor is making friends or learning Chinese. Anna Wang spends fourth grade escaping in books as she struggles to become more comfortable in her relationships and cultural identity. The difficult topics of friendship and divorce are tackled at a level that is appropriate for younger and older children alike. Black and white illustrations convey the emotion of the characters and highlight significant objects and book covers. A Pronunciation Guide offers the translation, transliteration, and Chinese character for significant vocabulary. Instructions for making a drawstring bag are illustrated on the back cover.
Just in time for Father’s Day we got in these new picture books:
Straight from Wisconsin, it’s a magic/juggling/storytelling program with Bob Kann, our silly man on Saturday, February 23rd at 3 p.m. in the Newark Library! Don’t miss him!
All children’s events,
free to you, are funded by the Newark Library League.
necessary, just come early to get a good seat!
We just got a couple of new lego books – with models and instructions for building your own.
Cool Robots by Sean Kenney
Cool Cars and Trucks by Sean Kenney
Here’s a a look back at Newark Library Children’s Services in 2012.
Here’s a list of the top circulating children’s new books at the Newark Library:
1. The demigod diaries by Rick Riordan
2. Who could that be at this hour? By Lemony Snicket
3. Farmer boy goes west by Heather Williams
4. Dark Lord, the early years by Jamie Thomson
5. Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
6. Ungifted by Gordon Korman
7. Neil Flambé and the Crusaders curse by Kevin Sylvester
8. One white dolphin by Gill Lewis
9. The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
10. The land of stories: by Chris Colfer