What rhymes with hockey?

The Magic Hockey Stick   is a delightful tale of Wayne Gretzky’s hockey stick written in rhyming verse.  Based on a true story The Magic Hockey Stick explains how the stick was won at an auction by a slip of the hand.  The stick makes a girl the star player on her slumping  hockey team.  Find out what happens when Wayne goes into a slump.

Peter Malone and Felicia Zekauskas tell a delightful story with humorous rhymes about hockey and sportsmanship.  The reading level is third grade but interest level for first through third grade.

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S.W.I.T.C.H.

Serum Which Initiates Total Cellular Hijack gets twins Danny and Josh turned into bugs.  Their mad scientist neighbor, Petty Potts, gets them to help with her crazy top-secret experiments.  In this six book series she turns them into spiders, blue-bottle flies, grasshoppers, ants, crane flies and beetles.  Spring is in the air and insects will be returning so what better series to start than S.W.I.T.C.H and enjoy the adventures of the nutty scientist Petty Potts and her neighbors, twins Josh and Danny.  Start at the beginning with Spider Stampede by Ali Sparkes.

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HAIRY SCAREY ARACHNIDS

Meet Sam an arachnologist, a spider scientist.  His specialty, the biggest, hairiest, and scariest spiders on earth…tarantulas.  The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery is part of the Scientist in the Field series.  It has amazing color photos of tarantulas and other arachnids.  The photos depict the spiders in their habitats around the world, their burrows and webs.  You will also see photos of the scientist gathering data. Easy to read prose will inspire young scientists to consider a career in arachnology.

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration that coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  This year it will be held on Monday, March 3rd.  Schools and libraries have special events to promote reading and literacy.

Here is a list of the classic Seuss books.  Have you read them all?  Why not make it a goal to read them all by Seuss’s birthday March 2nd.  Be prepared to be tongue-tied by the end. They can all be found at your library.

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Flu and Colds

Youngsters down with colds and flu?  Here are two cute books that will put a smile on their face. 

Little Raccoon Catches a Cold by Susan Canizares tells the story of Little Raccoon who wants to play outside.   Each step of the way his mother reminds him to do something so he won’t catch a cold.

I’m Not Feeling Well Today by Shirley Neitzel is written in rhyme with entertaining illustrations showing exactly what you need to make you comfortable when you are under the weather.

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Amelia Bedelia Road Trip

Amelia Bedelia Road Trip is the third book in the new series by Herman Parish.  Amelia and her parents are going on a vacation.  Where?  Amelia has no idea but you can be sure that there will be mishaps and adventures and plenty to laugh about.

If you like to start at the beginning of a series so you don’t miss anything you will want to read Amelia Bedelia Means Business.

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Crayons on Strike!!

Do you squeeze your crayons tightly?  Do you color so hard that they break in half?  Do you peel the paper off of the crayons?  How do you think the crayons feel when you drop them on the floor?  Find out how one little boy found out that his crayons were not happy with him.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt tells the story of the day the crayons refused to work.  It is a popular book and on the shelf at our library.

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