Storytime Round-Up: June 22

Thank you to everyone who attended storytime this week! Here’s a recap of the stories and songs shared in storytime. Books If you enjoyed these stories, you might also like…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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Today we are making Blueberry Muffins! The recipe is from Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins written and illustrated by Chris Monroe. This silly story is sure…

Read It Make It: St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! St. Patrick's Day calls for celebration and what better way to celebrate with your child, than to read a book and complete a craft. Jack and…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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We are back in the kitchen and making Bear's Vegetable Soup. This picture book includes a simple vegetable soup recipe. Spring is around the corner, but it can still be…

Read It Make It: Valentine’s Day Craft

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Valentine's Day is around the corner. It is the time of year to let those closest to you know how much you love them. Porcupine Cupid written by Jason June…

Read It Make It : In The Kitchen

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This edition of Read It Make It we will be spending time in the kitchen. We are going to make a recipe from Whopper Cake written by Karma Wilson and…

The Kensington Cozy Club

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This is a shout-out to all my cozy mystery lovers out there. If you read cozy mysteries, or are curious about the genre, why not join the Kensington Cozy Club?…

Read It Make It: Lion Craft

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Lubaya's Quiet Roar written by Marilyn Nelson and illustrated by Philemona Williamson not only addresses sensitive issues our society is facing today, but is a heartwarming story of a young…

Read It Make It: Snowflakes

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Reading The Snow Dancer written by Addie Boswell and illustrated by Mercè López to your child will have you feeling nostalgic for the snow days you had as a child.…

Read It Make It: Rocket Craft

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Get ready for all things that go. On The Go Awesome written by Lisl H. Detlefsen and illustrated by Robert Neubecker will introduce your child to all vehicles that go.…

Celebrating the New Year

I loved New Year's as a child. I loved staying up until midnight and having "champagne" (sparkling grape juice) as much as I loved my grandmother's unique traditions. My grandmother…

Read It Make It: New Year’s Craft

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We will be celebrating New Year's soon and Shanté Keys and the New Year's Peas written by Gail Piernas-Davenport and illustrated by Marion Eldridge is just the book to share…

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa celebrations begin on December 26 and last for seven days. Here are some books, DVDs, and more to help you celebrate Kwanzaa! Picture Books Kayla and her family observe…

Read It Make It: Penguin Craft

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I Am Actually a Penguin written by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek is an sweet story about a little girl who never wants to take off her penguin…

Suma Celebrates Children’s Book Week!

What is Children's Book Week? It's the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy…

Read It Make It: Unicorn Craft

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Why Can't We Be Bestie-Corns? Kevin the Unicorn: Why Can't We Be Bestie-Corns?— written and illustrated by Jessika von Innerebner— teaches children you can still get along with one another…

Four Film and Book Recommendations for Families

https://youtu.be/3YsCZuuDmaY Wonderstruck Wonderstruck: a novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick Wonderstruck (DVD)  Hugo The Invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick…