Thursday, April 30, 2009

Poem In Your Pocket Day

Today is the second national Poem In Your Pocket Day, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets in honor of National Poetry Month.

At my place of work, staff posted favorite poems on a bulletin board in the lunch room. It was fun to watch as people read poems and engaged in conversations about them throughout the day.

I was surprised by how many people enjoy poetry, have favorite poems, and even recite poems from memory. The celebration turned out to be a team-building experience.

photo by sul

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Day 2009 - 10 Things to Do

In honor of Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, read this book with the children in your life.

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
by Melanie Walsh (2008)
ISBN 9780763641443, $15.99

Walsh's ten are simple things all of us can do everyday that will make a difference.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

National Library Week Reading List

National Library Week (April 12 - 18) just ended, but in the course of helping customers I compiled a nice picture-book list related to libraries, librarians, books, and reading. Enjoy! (photo by sul)

Read Anything Good Lately? by Susan Allen and Jane Lindaman
The Best Place to Read by Debbie Bertram
The Best Time to Read by Debbie Bertram
Ron’s Big Mission by Rose Blue
D. W.’s Library Card by Marc Tolon Brown
Locked in the Library by Marc Tolon Brown
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss
Our Library by Eve Bunting
But Excuse Me, That is My Book by Lauren Child
Maisy Goes to the Library by Lucy Cousins
The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy
ABC Letters in the Library by Bonnie Farmer
I.Q. Goes to the Library by Mary Ann Fraser
The Shelf Elf by Jackie Hopkins
The Shelf Elf Helps Out by Jackie Hopkins
Franklin’s Library Book by Sharon Jennings
Hot City by Barbara Joosse
Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
Clarence the Copy Cat by Patricia Lakin
I Want to be a Librarian by Daniel Liebman
Quiero Ser Bibliotecario by Daniel Liebman (SP JP LIE)
Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
The Saturday Escape by Daniel J. Mahoney
When the Library Lights Go Out by Megan McDonald
Winston the Book Wolf by Marni McGee
Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn
Lola en la Biblioteca by Anna McQuinn (SP JP MCQ)
Tiny Goes to the Library by Cari Meister
We’re Going on a Book Hunt by Pat Miller
The Boy Who was Raised by Librarians by Carla Morris
Beatrice Doesn’t Want To by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Curious George Visits the Library by H. A. Rey
I’m Going to New York to Visit the Lions by Tanya Roitman
Mind Your Manners, B. B. Wolf by Judy Sierra
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra
Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian by Jessica Spanyol
Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book by Alexander Stadler
The Library by Sarah Stewart
It’s Library Day by Janet Morgan Stoeke
“L” is for Library by Sonya Terry
The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Library Lil by Suzanne Williams
Can You Guess Where We’re Going by Elvira Woodruff
The Little Red Fish by Taeeun Yoo
At the Library by Carol Greene (J 027G 1999)
The Bookworm’s Feast: A Potluck of Poems by J. Patrick Lewis (J 811 L 1999)
Please Bury Me in the Library by J. Patrick Lewis (J 811 L 2005)
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter (JB BAKER 2005)
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky (JB ERATOS THENES)
A Library for Juana by Pat Mora (JB JUANA INES 2002)
My Librarian Is A Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World by Margariet Ruurs (J 027.4 R 2005)
The Library of Alexandria by Kelly Trumble (J 027.032 T 2003)