Library News: READ All About It!

April

At Home With Mrs. Noble and Ranger

Hi Everyone! Your favorite duo is back for some online-storytime! Today Ranger and I are presenting two favorites. Bently and Egg by William Joyce and Read All About It by Laura and Jenna Bush.


Bently and Egg is written and illustrated by William "Bill" Joyce who is from Shreveport, Louisiana where he still resides. I have met him on several occasions at book signings and seen him out at various restaurants in Shreveport. He is one of my favorite authors.


Bently and Egg is a fantastic story about a singing frog who reluctantly babysits a duck egg. While egg-sitting for his friend Kack Kack the duck, Bently decides to paint the eggshell, but when the beautiful painted egg is mistaken for an Easter egg and is egg-napped Bently discovers that he has grown quite fond of the ole egg. Can he rescue the egg before it is too late?


Read All About It is a fantastic book about Tyrone. Tyrone loves everything about school but reading! When mysterious visitors start dropping by Tyrone soon discovers that books are more than just words on the paper!


I hope you enjoy our time together!

Bently and Egg
Read All About It

Virtual Author Visit with Vuthy "Woody" Kuon

Vuthy "Woody" Kuon has spoken to and motivated nearly a million students and adults since 1996. He is as an author, illustrator, speaker and currently has over 100 books published. Having been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS & FOX television, his speeches and workshops are most known for it's energy and humor, going on the belief that people retain most when they are entertained.


Woodys Virtual Visit


(PART 1) https://youtu.be/BlUaphxk_6A


(PART 2) https://youtu.be/YTONUXy5VXY


(PART 3) https://youtu.be/XD4aUTWHVvU

Online Reading Opportunities

Hello Everyone! Your friendly librarian, Mrs. Noble, here! I sure do miss seeing your sweet faces everyday, but I hope you are having an opportunity to read some great books at home. I know I am. Below you will find links to online stories and activities that you can do to keep reading on the forefront!


Storyline Online


The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. https://www.storylineonline.net/


Audible Stories


For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.


All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen



Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems


Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.

Virtual Field Trips!

If you are looking for somewhere to "go" while you are "in" be sure to check out these virtual field trips! Great opportunities for in-home travel!


Zoo:

Aquarium:

World Travel:

2020-2021 Bluebonnet List is Out!!!


The Texas Bluebonnet Award Program is a state-wide program for students in grades 3-6. Texas Librarians nominate 20 new books each year from different genres to be on the Bluebonnet list. Its purpose is to promote free-choice reading and expose students to a variety of quality literature.


The rules are simple...read 17 of the 20 selected books, give a brief synopsis of the books read, and come to a breakfast to celebrate you and your incredible achievement! Below you will find the new 2019-2020 reading log. You can print it out or secure one from Mrs. Noble.

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