Tag Archives: Children’s Books

Library Live Children’s Club – Science of Origami

Club member Hanzen Zhang, age 9, shows us the paper dragon he made last night at the first of our two Science Club meetings. We tested several science theories and showed how origami is used in space travel. Our next meeting will be TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 from 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm at Central Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue. If you have a science project, please show it to us. There will be...
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Avoid Summer Sliding in French

We know about the Summer Slide and have some ideas of tips to avoid it. (Plus, I’ll be sharing even more tips over the course of the summer.) But one particular challenge can be keeping up French literacy skills for children in immersion or French as a Second Language programs. Children who study in French risk losing their basic linguistic skills as well as literacy since they may not even be...
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Keep Reading Over the Summer to Avoid the Summer Slide

With kids out of school many parents are worrying about how to keep their children reading over the summer. We know it’s important to keep kids reading to avoid the summer slide and every child has different reading needs so maintaining literacy over the summer will mean different things for different kids. Kids can fall anywhere on the spectrum from reluctant readers to those so voracious it’s hard to keep up with their...
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Christopher Paul Curtis to Visit WPL

Internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Windsor Public Library on Wednesday, May 6 to interact with school children, read from his works and launch the 2015 Windsor Public Library Children’s Writing Club.  He will be reading from 9:45-10:45 a.m. and then meeting with students and others in attendance. School children from across Windsor and Essex County will be in attendance as Mr. Curtis reads, entertains and...
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Special Saturday Crafternoon!

I’m more excited than usual — and that’s saying something — for this Saturday’s Crafternoon. I found an awesome craft on the site My Activity Maker that I’m super excited to share with all of you. We’ll be bringing in one of my favourite books, Robert Munsch’s  the Paper Bag Princess, and bringing it to life with one of most appropriate paper bag puppets of all time! What a fun way to celebrate an...
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Can’t Wait for Seuss!

As you may have heard, a previously unpublished Dr. Seuss Book, What Pet Should I Get?, will be coming out this July. If you like children’s literature half as much as I do you can hardly wait! The book was discovered by Seuss’ widow, Audrey Geisel, in 2013 and, as at least one article suggested, the title sounds a bit like a buzzfeed article. The book features familiar some Seussian characters,...
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Transitioning to Chapter Books For Young Readers

Transitional books are ideal for young children whose reading levels have advanced beyond easy-readers, but who are not yet ready for full-length juvenile chapter books. These works usually contain fewer than 100 pages of text, with large typefaces that are easy to read. Click here for a list of books (both fiction and non-fiction) that are perfect for young children looking for something more challenging to read without being too...
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Shhh Goodnight Library, Goodnight.

Are you sick of reading Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site a million times a night? Does your brain need a break from the shushing? While I’m not quite there yet (I’m only on read 566), it may be fun to shake up the bedtime routine with some different construction site tales! Sherri Dusker Rinker’s New York Times bestseller is an addicting read with fun rhymes, great pictures and a swarm of...
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Special Story time on Thursday

If you haven’t tried our “Family Fun with French” story time at the Central library this would be a great week to start! This week, Miss Kate is preparing a themed story time featuring Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar or, en français, La chenille qui fait des trous that includes puppets and images of real cocoons. The classic story is a great way to teach vocabulary and learn a about...
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Help WPL Celebrate The Anniversaries Of Great Books

Anniversaries mark a time for celebration, so what better way to celebrate the anniversary of a piece of literature than by cracking it open and giving it a read? 2014 is a milestone year for a number of books and WPL is encouraging you to help us celebrate by reading some of these classic titles!   Turning twenty-five is Amy Tan’s best selling novel The Joy Luck Club. This popular title, which has been adapted...
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Monday, January 27, is Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of family participation in reading and other literacy-related activities. In 2014, ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging families to take time each day to have “15 Minutes of Fun.” For more information about Family Literacy Day, visit www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca. You can also check out ABC’s resource Family Literacy Fun: The path to literacy begins at home...
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WPL adds the eReading Room for Kids to its digital collection

Windsor Public Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection web site experience just for kids called the eReading Room for Kids. The main digital collection, windsor.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe, friendly, and easy browsing experience for children. To access the eReading Room for Kids, visit the Windsor Public Library web site, click on eResources, click on Databases, and under For Kids &...
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What I’ll be watching today…

…at some point or other, in no particular order: A Charlie Brown Christmas–1965 (honoured with both an Emmy and Peabody Award), The Little Drummer Boy–1968 (stop motion animated film produced by Rankin/Bass), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!–1966 (in which Boris Karloff, in one of his final roles, narrates and also provides the speaking voice of The Grinch), Frosty the Snowman–1969 (produced for television by Rankin/Bass and featuring the...
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Library Live Children’s Club

Tuesday evenings at Central Library are abuzz with exhilarating sounds of excited children eagerly awaiting another adventure with Janet Brown at her Library Live Children’s Club. Janet Brown, Library Services Representative, pictured below, runs the Library Live Children’s Club at Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch, along with the assistance of several high school student volunteers. According to Ms. Janet (as she is often called), the first club started in 2000...
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Windsor Public Library Presents Authors Oppel and Sylvester

BookFest Windsor 2013 takes place November 2 and welcomes more than 25 celebrated authors presenting readings, panel discussions, book signings, and workshops on a variety of genres including novels, biographies, short stories, poetry, graphic novels, and comics. In addition to the program on November 2 at the Capitol Theatre, there are also special BookFest Windsor events at a number of venues including the Central Branch of Windsor Public Library, 850...
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WPL Launches Go Windsor Book

On September 28, Windsor Public Library will be launching Go Windsor, a book created by young Windsor artists, poets, and storytellers and produced during WPL’s summer programming in its ‘X-Press Self-Publishing Lab. “I think it will be very thrilling to see the children’s faces the first time they see the book,” says Sue Perry, ‘X-Press Self-Publishing Facilitator. “For them, it will be a new experience to have created a story...
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