Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Newbery Award Winners

Want to know who received the award for the most distinguished American children's book published last year?

To find out this year's Newbery Award Winners and Honorees, click on

For more about the Newbery Award, read:

We Recommend...

The Children's and Teen Librarians at the Main Library have a new wall at the entrance to the Children's Section filled with books we recommend. Find books for toddlers, preschoolers, beginning readers, chapter books, children's and middle school fiction recommendations on this wall. We have note cards stating the title of the book and what we like about the story. We hope you enjoy these books as much as we do!

Jelly Bean Book Club

Ms. Chenda is hosting the Jelly Bean Book Club for 3rd - 5th graders. Read and share good stories. Participate in related crafts, music, drama, and games. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Main Library Story Theater. Call (562) 570-7500 for more information.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Junie B. Jones In Our Unique Bathtub!

The Children's Section of our Main Library here in Long Beach is unique because we have a bathtub situated here where kids can read, just like Junie B. Jones, photographed here with her book. We have two rules - 1) you must take off your shoes, and 2) you must be reading.

Try it out for yourself sometime!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Winter time is here!

Try singing these tunes, like we did today at Toddler Time:

It's snowing! It's snowing!
The winter wind is blowing
Snowflakes swirling round and round
And covering the ground.
The ground, the ground.
Snowflakes all around,
Snow is falling from the sky
And covering the ground.

Here's a jolly snowman (form chubby tummy with hands)
He has a carrot nose (touch nose)
Along came a bunny (hop)
Looking for some lunch (look around)
He ate that snowman's carrot nose (touch nose)
Nibble (hop), Nibble (hop), Crunch! (sit down