August 25, 2015
Mac is Back
Remember our great night of 5 (which turned out to be 6) superstar kid's authors??
They will be introducing Leo, a Ghost Story.
Politics & Prose Bookstore will be selling copies of the book, but the event is free and no purchase is required to attend.
All of the books pictured to the left can be checked out from the library (except for Leo which hasn't been published yet). Click on the cover pictures for more information.
Jory John, the co-author of The Terrible Two, was one of our five superstars.
Have you ever been followed home by something warm and furry?
The story of Taft in the bathtub may or may not be apocryphal, but he did weigh an awful lot and he did love bathtubs.
The illustrator for Sam and Dave Dig a Hole was Jon Klasson, who not only was the 6th, unexpected, superstar, but he also presented a program of his own at the library on a November Sunday.
Mac and Jon dig a hole
The grand old telephone game (with its important lesson about passing on information)
Battle Bunny was written with Jon Scieszka, another of our superstars.
Kevin Cornell, the illustrator, teamed up with Mac Barnett again. For The Terrible Two (above).
Metafiction - Mac (the author) fires Adam (the illustrator)
Extra Yarn: great Barnett/Klasson pairing.
Jon Scieszka edited this book. He chose work by Adam Rex, David Yoo, David Lubar, Christopher Paul Curtis, Paul Feig, and Jack Gantos. As well as by Takoma Park visitors Kate DiCamillo, Mac Barnett and Jon Scieszka himself.
Eoin Colfer? He is scheduled to visit here this fall. (We're thrilled.)
Books by Adam Rex, such as The true meaning of Smekday and Frankenstein makes a sandwich, are much loved in Takoma Park. We have Smekday both in print and as an award winning CD set. Superb narration.
You might also like: Science fair : a story of mystery, danger, international suspense, and a very nervous frog by Dave Barry (who was here recently) and Ridley Pearson.
August 16, 2015
Art and Fun
was an animator for Pixar and Sesame Street
has won honor after honor for his books
is coming here, to our library, September 3rd to introduce Leo, a Ghost Story, his new book with Mac Barnett
Here are some of his absolutely spectacular books: (click the covers to find reviews)
August 14, 2015
Caldecott Club Monday!
Did you know that the Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the best-illustrated book for kids ages birth through age 14? That wide age range -- from babies to teens -- is what makes our Caldecott Club such an interesting program, and also perfect for families. So join us for our next Caldecott Club program on Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m. Our unique, monthly program is just an hour long, but it's loads of fun as both kids and adults give their opinions of the books we read together up on the big screen. It's a wonderful way to practice some visual literacy skills while enjoying good books. Plus, we serve lemonade and cookies!Continue reading "Caldecott Club Monday!"
August 13, 2015
No Spanish Circle Time
Spanish Circle Time has been canceled for today, Thursday August 13, and next week. Senora Geiza will return on Thursday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m.
August 12, 2015
Crafts for Kids: Back to School!
Back to School Crafts is Sunday, 8/16 at 2:00! Drop in and enjoy a range of crafts for young kids, including washi taping pencils and notebooks, making 1st day of school necklaces, & bookmarks.
August 10, 2015
Bedtime Stories & a Craft, Tues. 8/11
Bedtime Stories is Tuesday, 8/11 @7
Our theme is Moon & Stars.
Wear your PJs, bring your teddy bear or other stuffed favorites as we read some stories and sing some songs.
After our stories and songs, we will do a simple craft!
Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups.
July 27, 2015
Crafternoon, 7/29 @2
Join us on Wednesday, July 29 from 2-3 for a drop-in crafternoon for children of all ages. Crafts are TBD.