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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