Water Sings Blueby Kate Coombs
Rihanna the Sea Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Arts and Crafts
Friday is World Penguin Day so we’ll read some books about our flightless friends, including Penguins by Liz Pichon.
Join us and a special guest to learn all about how to take care of our earth!
Ms. Stephanie will read Chicken Little and The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza, followed by a maze activity page.
"Clifford Grows Up” by Norman Bridwell. Clifford gets bigger and bigger!
Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Activity: Pete The Cat Craft
Book: "Helpful Betty to the rescue” by: Michaela Morgan
Craft: Happy Hippo
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Deisen
The Fish Who Could Wishby John Bush
Pout-Pout Activity Sheets
"Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’ Reilly.
Lizzy & Skunk by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
When Lizzy’s favorite puppet is lost, she overcomes her fears to find him.
It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle
A child imagines he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn.
Craft – Tiger masks
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
We will have a hungry caterpillar activity.
Book: "It’s My Birthday!” by: Pat Hutchins
Craft: Party Hat Game
Book: "Detective Little Boy Blue” by: Steve Metzger
Activity: We will play a game.
Movie Day @ the Library
Strega Nona favorite stories / Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
(Popcorn will be served)
The Funeral Dress by
Susan Gregg Gilmore:
A deeply touching Southern story filled with struggle and hope. Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where both women worked as collar makers, insists Emmalee come and live with her. Just as Emmalee prepares to escape her hardscrabble life in Red Chert holler, Leona dies tragically. Grief-stricken, Emmalee decides she’ll make Leona’s burying dress, but there are plenty of people who don't think the unmarried Emmalee should design a dress for a Christian woman - or care for a child on her own. But with every stitch, Emmalee struggles to do what is right for her daughter and to honor Leona the best way she can, finding unlikely support among an indomitable group of seamstresses and the town’s funeral director. In a moving tale exploring Southern spirit and camaraderie among working women, a young mother will compel a town to become a community. (Goodreads)
April is National Poetry Month so we’ll wrap up our month of story times with stories told in poetry, including Oh Theodore!: Guinea Pig Poems by Susan Katz and Stacey Schuett.
We love those doggone dogs! We’ll have some great books, songs, and games all about man’s best friend!
"Oops Clifford!” by Norman Bridwell. Clifford gets in trouble.
Book: "The Spaghetti Party” by: Doris Orgel
Craft: Spaghetti Craft
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail
Pete & Pickles by Berke Breathed
Super Cute Pig Craft Made From Shapes
Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, so we’ll read some books that celebrate moms including Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein.
Ms. Anita will read Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day and A Mother For Choco, followed by a craft.
The Angry Dragons will discuss Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff.
Publisher’s Summary: In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she's right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse. To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship--and a cheeky sense of humor--he just might triumph in the end.
Today is National Kite Day! Kites are fun, but not when they are stuck in trees. Just how far will Floyd go to get his kite unstuck? We’ll find out when we read Stuck by Oliver Jeffers.
Special guest Librarian Joyce Brown will read Eric Carle stories. Then the children will do a craft.
The Teen Book Club will discuss A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix.
Publisher’s Summary: You’d think being a Prince in a vast intergalactic empire would be about as good as it gets, particularly when Princes are faster, smarter, and stronger than normal humans. Not to mention being mostly immortal. But it isn’t as great as it sounds. Princes need to be hard to kill--as Khemri learns the minute he becomes one--for they are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Every Prince wants to become Emperor, and the surest way to do so is to kill, dishonor, or sideline any potential competitor. There are rules, but as Khemri discovers, rules can be bent and even broken. Soon Khemri is drawn into the hidden workings of the Empire and dispatched on a secret mission. In the ruins of space battle he meets a young woman called Raine, who challenges his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself. But Khemri is a Prince, and even if he wanted to leave the Empire behind, there are forces that have very definite plans for his future. . . .
The Friends of the Pike Road Branch Library hold their regular meeting. Join them to learn how you can support the library.
The Pike Road Bookies will discuss Doc by Mary Doria Russell.
Publisher’s Summary: Dr. John Henry Holliday is given an awful choice at the age of twenty-two: die within months in Atlanta or leave everyone and everything he loves in the hope that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Young, scared, lonely, and sick, he arrives on the rawest edge of the Texas frontier just as an economic crash wrecks the dreams of a nation. Soon, with few alternatives open to him, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally; he is also living with Mária Katarina Harony, a high-strung Hungarian whore with dazzling turquoise eyes, who can quote Latin classics right back at him. Kate makes it her business to find Doc the high-stakes poker games that will support them both in high style. It is Kate who insists that the couple travel to Dodge City, because "that's where the money is." And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp really begins--before Wyatt Earp is the prototype of the square-jawed, fearless lawman; before Doc Holliday is the quintessential frontier gambler; before the gunfight at the O.K. Corral links their names forever in American frontier mythology--when neither man wanted fame or deserved notoriety.
Children and grown-ups enjoy a movie together at Family Movie Time. Plus, we’ll have free popcorn!
Today is National Circus Day, so we’ll read some tales set at the circus, including Where’s Pup? by Dayle Ann Dodds and Pierre Pratt.
Children will sing transportation songs, and then be delighted to hear the stories Wheels on the Bus and Seals on the Bus. This will be followed by a coloring page.
The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Children will enjoy the sweet stories The Trellis and the Seed and A Rose in My Garden,followed by a craft.