Alice and Joanie B. Find Unlikely Friends

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by LaurenJoan

chicken friends Joanie B. and Alice - library hens and friends. Where one goes, there goes the other. But last summer when Laurenjoan first brought Alice home from the county fair, Joanie B. did not want to be friends. Instead she let out a very loud squawk... Joanie B: Squaaaaawwwk! (how dare you) squaaaawwwk! (come into) squaaawwwwkkk! (my yard) !!!! The very idea -- squaawwk! Joanie B. . . . more »

Who's the Best Dad for a Chicken? A Dog! A Bedtime Story!

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by LaurenJoan

Barred Rock Rooster Crowing It was almost Father's Day... ...Alice and Joanie B. were clucking about who had the best Dad (all idioms aside).... Alice: My dad Ruled the Roost - he knew how to crow like no one's business.. Joanie B: My dad was THE Cock o' the Walk - he could strut to beat the band.. Alice: My dad was always scratching out a living . . . . . more »

Go Ask Alice & Joanie B: Can Children Learn by the Golden Oldies?

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 by LaurenJoan

Go Ask Alice & Joanie B., the library hens Dear Alice & Joanie B, In our house, the Golden Oldies Rule!! Can children learn anything by listening to them? signed, A parent -- Lee "Dancin' to the Oldies" Alice & Joanie B: Dear Lee "Dancin' to the Oldies," Brawwwk! We have Bill Haley's ABC Boogie to answer your question: Well, a-readin', writin', arithmetic Taught to the tune of a licorice stick No education is . . . more »

Dig Into Reading..its summertime!

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Jenforkids

The Great Fuzz Frenzy Dig into reading…Summer Reading Cub has begun for kids ages 0-12 years old at all Santa Clara County Libraries. Every SCCLD library has great fun planned. Sign up online at to keep an online log of all the cool books read this summer. This year’s theme is all about things underneath and below. Discover what crazy creatures can be found underground in these great . . . more »