Grow Through Reading

Past programs:

January 12: Colors

I love to start any new year with colors. Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff, Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett, and Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd. The children special requested Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader by Bill Martin.

January 19: Martin Luther King Jr/Inauguration  Day

I always like to start Martin Luther King's story time with Little Blue and Little Yellow .
It is easier to explain racism in the world of colors. Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. (Scholastic Bookshelf) by Jean Marzollo I then read Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. . I was able to find one book on Barack Obama at the library in honor of his inauguration.

January 26: A. A. Milne

I read a series of The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh stories. As well as a few of the poems by Milne.

February 2: Caldecott Winners Past and Present

The week the ALA Book awards were announced I got hold of the new winners for the story time. This Is Not My Hat (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) was well received. I had a small collection of winners like Make Way for Duckings and pulled various other winners right off the shelf. I created this list of Caldecott Medals and Honor Books to help parents find and appreciate these award winners.

February 9: Valentines

Woof: A Love Story, A Giant Crush, Henry in Love as well as some other various stories related to love and the Love of Books Not wanting to get too sappy, but indeed wanting to appreciate Valentine's Day.

February 23: Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!, I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book), and Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! , are some of my favorites. Mo has provided a few event kits on his two sites Pigeon Presents and Go Mo. I also have created some coloring sheets for my own program while in college.

photo by marty umans

March 2: Dr. Seuss

Dr Seuss Day

Saturday, March 2 we honored Dr Seuss on his birthday. Rebekah tackling the tongue twister Fox in Socks (Beginner Books) as well as The Lorax. It is also Read Across America Day.

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