Kids Blog

Every Day is Earth Day

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Rose4Reading

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd as a way to raise awareness about protecting the Earth. Did you know that the very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970? That was 44 years ago! Earth Day is also a great way to remember how important it is to protect our planet everyday! You can always make a difference by recycling, cleaning up . . . more »

Spring! Poetry to Sing Out Loud

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by LaurenJoan

Flower Faces Happy Spring - time to sing aloud with POETRY - it's National Poetry Month! Spring Sound the flute! Now it's mute. Birds delight Day and night; Nightingale In the dale, Lark in the sky -- Merrily, Merrily, merrily to welcome in the year. Little boy, Full of joy; Little girl, Sweet and small; Cock does crow, So do you Merry voice, Infant noise, Merrily, merrily, . . . more »

April is JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month) Time

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 by TanteTam

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate the sounds, culture, and history of jazz. Growing out of the late 19th and early 20th century Southern U.S. music scene, jazz has continued evolving into many disctinctive styles for over 100 years. Want to learn more? Click through to the American Jazz Museum or the Smithsonian Jazz websites. And search your library for books, music, . . . more »

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

A Girl From Yamhill "Quite often somebody will say, 'What year do your books take place?' and the only answer I can give is, in childhood. - Beverly Cleary On April 12, children's author Beverly Cleary celebrates her 98th birthday. Her many books, with their frequent themes of the struggles and triumphs of everyday childhood, have been loved by generations of children. Celebrate her birthday by checking out some . . . more »

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

April is National Poetry Month, which is the perfect time to celebrate poets and their craft. Classic poems, nursery rhymes, limericks, and name poems are all fun styles to explore with kids. Reading poetry to children helps them develop their vocabulary and literacy skills. The library is a great place to discover some new poems or revisit your favorites. Don't Bump the Glump! Chicken Scratches . . . more »

Want More Wimpy Kid?

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by LosAltos_Library

Clueless McGee Parents often ask the reference desk, “My son loves Wimpy Kid, are there other books like that?” Good news! We have a suggestion list: “If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid Booklist” on the Kids Homepage. If you're looking for more, here are some new additions: Clueless McGee Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic Timmy Failure The Odd Squad . . . more »

Dancing with the Stars Math Superstar!

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Gilroy_Library

Danica McKellar Meet Danica McKellar - Dancing with the Stars contestant, and Math Superstar! She can act, she can dance, and...drum roll, please...she wrote a theorem, “The Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem” , published in the Journal of Physics. Meet Danica McKellar: Positive role-model for girls Advocate for math education for girls New York Times bestselling author of non-fiction math books for girls You can even vote for her and . . . more »

What's in a Lexile Number for Little Chicks?

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 by LaurenJoan

Go Ask Alice and Joanie B Lexile this, Lexile that it's Library-hens who know content! Dear Alice and Joanie B, Do Library-hens Lexile their books? What's in a Lexile Number for little chicks? Signed, Bawk-ffled by Reading + Books = Numbers Dear Bawk-ffled, Wraaawk! We're Library-hens - Lexiles are just algorithmic persuasions of mathematical equations, While Library-hens are amazin' 'cause they know content qualifications! Bawk! If we were Robot Library-hens we . . . more »

Parenting Myths Debunked

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 by ThatLibraryLady

Danae clasped her child closely We’ve all heard them, other people advising us on how to raise our children. But what is good advice and what is outdated or incorrect? Science News has collected and debunked five common parenting myths. For anything involving your child’s health it is always good to check in with your pediatrician. The Library also has titles to help with suggestions for everything including biting, healthy . . . more »

Bubbly Bubbles

Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Rose4Reading

No matter how old you are, you can always have fun with bubbles. The wonderful thing about bubbles is that something fun can also become something educational. The Santa Clara County Library District has a great selection of books that will teach you more about the science behind bubbles. I Wonder Why Soap Makes Bubbles and Other Questions About Science Bubbles Float, Bubbles Pop Super . . . more »