Trouble in Story City!

It's all about mischief when Ivan the Terrier by Peter Catalanotto jumps into every story and little caterpillar, tricks all the big tough animals for the last week of January at the Wednesday Downtown and Thursday Pittsfield storytimes.

Storytime Takes Flight!

The hilarious new picture book, Grumpy Bird, will be joined by a blackbird adventure from India and a crafty trickster rabbit tale from American Indian tradition, when rabbit bounces up through the clouds to steal fire from the sky people, at the Wednesday Downtown and Thursday Pittsfield storytimes.

Rabbit Raves

Meet Jumpity the Rabbit and listen to wintry tales from China and Scandanavia at the Wednesday Downtown storytime and the Thursday Pittsfield storytime this week.

Kid Bits - Gift Ideas

Holiday season is near and folks minds turn to gifting. An excellent title to help make choices on gifts for children of all ages is Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. This book is a consumer tool for "best toys, books & DVDs for kids". The 2007 edition is in all Library Branches. The part I like best is they suggest free or cheap play alternatives among the listings.

Kid Bits - Just Say "NO !"

If you liked the pigeon story in STORYTIME .... lookup other books by Mo Willems. You will find Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus; The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog; and Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late.
Just remember to say "No" at the right times, OK? ok.
Then you will be practiced up and ready for the next Storytime Series that begins the week of November 5, 2007 at your favorite Branch Library.

Kid Bits - Big Opinions

Preschool Storytimes will begin again the week of November 5, 2007. Other than STORYTIMES ... what else does your child KNOW they like (or don't like)? Picture books with definite "opinions" on what to wear are I'm All Dressed! and No Bows!.

Smiles and Other Big Mouth Storytime Fun

The Thursday evening Pittsfield storytime will feature How Do You Make a Baby Smile? by Philemon Sturges as well as the old favorite, Monkey Face, and the very silly, noisy Mortimer. Get ready for a roudy last storytime of the session!

Kid Bits - Tricky Chicks

We celebrate "Michigan Reads! One State, One Children's Book" this week with a LIVE author program and readings of Big Chickens. Since we're doing chickens in an extra big way, try stories about two of my favorite girls. They each have something to do with chickens and tricks! Pick up a copy of The Chicken Chasing Queen Of Lamar County and Flossie And The Fox.

Cluck! Cluck! - Michigan READS!

MICHIGAN READS! The one-state, one-children's book program is sponsored by Library Of Michigan and Target stores. The featured book for 2007 book is Big Chickens! by Leslie Helakoski and illustrated by Henry Cole. Beware of chickens and feathers flying during Preschool Storytimes the week of September 26th, 2007.

Stories to make you hungry!

Storytime this week is all about food. Come see how the Mighty Asparagus causes a whole heap of trouble, and join us for our final round for the summer of "Knees Up Mother Brown."

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