Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy First Day of Summer!

Today is the first day of summer which means that it is time for summer reading, ice cream, relaxing on the beach, and summer camp. How many books do you think you can read this summer? 

Don't forget to sign up for summer reading! There is a summer reading program available for Newborn-3 1/2 years old, 3 1/2 to K, as well as a program for children in grades 1-5. 

Here are some book suggestions to get you started reading.

Summer days and nights by Wong Herbert Yee.
Ages 3-6

A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night.

Commotion in the ocean / Giles Andreae ; illustrated by David Wojtowycz.
Preschool-Grade 2

A collection of poems about the many creatures living beneath the sea, including the crab, dolphin, and angel fish.

Cam Jansen and the mystery of the Babe Ruth baseball / David A. Adler ; illustrated by

Susanna Natti.

Cam uses her photographic memory to identify the person who stole a valuable autographed baseball.

Stuart Little By E.B. White
Grade 3+

The adventures of the debonair mouse, Stuart Little, as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird who stayed a few days in his family's garden.

Strider by Beverely Cleary
Grade 4+

In a series of diary entries, Leigh tells how he comes to terms with his parents' divorce, acquires joint custody of an abandoned dog, and joins the track team at school.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer 

by Rick Riordan
Grade 5+

Living on the streets of Boston after the death of his mother, Magnus is told by a mysterious stranger that he is the son of a Norse god and must track down a lost ancient sword to stop a war being waged by mythical monsters, in the first book of a new series by the internationally best-selling author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus series. 

posted by Miss Meghan

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Get Ready for Summer Reading!

Summer is right around the corner and that means it is almost time for summer reading 2016. Don't forget to sign up for summer reading starting on Monday, June 20th. Come to the children's room and ask a children's librarian to register to receive a summer reading packet.

More details are to follow.....

Begins: Monday, June 20
Ends: Friday, August 12, 2016
(Syosset School District Residents Only)

posted by Miss Meghan

Thursday, May 5, 2016

For Rick Riordan Fans

You've read the complete series of Heroes of Olympus AND the Kane Chronicles AND the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and now you're thinking, "there is nothing else to read!"

Thankfully, we have a ton of books that fall within the same Fantasy/Mythology genre.  These types of books are called read-alikes and will take you on the same mythological adventures as your favorite Rick Riordan series.

Just tell us, your friendly librarians, that you loved the Riordan series and we can help you locate some read-alike titles. 

Try some of the following:

Septimus Heap
The Unicorn Chronicles
Liesl & Po
The New Olympians
Seven Wonders
Heroes in Training      

Submitted by: Miss Rosemarie                                       

Friday, April 29, 2016

Fans of "Unfortunate Events"! Your new Count Olaf!

Good Morning, Lemony Snicket Fans!

Hope you've had your breakfast.

Back in 2014, it was announced that Netflix would be adapting your favorite tales of woe into a television series. Years ago, the first three books were brought to the big screen with Jim Carrey as the evil Count Olaf. Since that time, many had expressed their displeasure with the movie. Not because it had an unhappy ending -- we expected that much -- but many felt that Carrey, though talented, missed the mark on what makes the Count so frightening. In short, Jim was just too goofy.

Jim Carrey as Count Olaf

Other complaints were with the film itself. The length. The tone. It just didn't feel right.

The news of a reboot was quite welcome. And then, it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris would be taking up the role of The Count. 
Can this face haunt our dreams?

Well, I was skeptical at first, until I caught some pictures of Harris on set? Look below, if you dare.  I believe he looks quite menacing!

Yes. Yes it can.

Monday, April 11, 2016

April is Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month the children's room is celebrating with a Poetry Creation Station.  Have fun making a poem with cut out words, colorful paper, and glue sticks.  Just use your imagination and try different arrangement until you've created a found poem just for you!