"Cockadoodle Doo!" Stories with HSHV

Friday August 19, 2016: 11:00 am to 11:45 am -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

This event is intended for preschool - grade 2

"If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals, grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals...!"

AADL teams up with the Humane Society of Huron Valley for a storytime about animals and how they communicate. An adoptable dog will also be present to help little ones learn how to meet a dog and practice their animal communication skills.

MEOW You're Talking: Animal Language with HSHV

Monday July 25, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Ever wonder why dogs tilt their head when you talk to them? Did you know that cats only meow when they 'talk' to humans?

Join us for a session with the Humane Society of Huron Valley's Humane Education Team as they explain how to communicate with animals through body language, and how to safely approach and greet an animal. They'll also talk about how young animal lovers can show an animal care and compassion!

AND.... an adoptable dog will also be in attendance to give kids a chance to practice their new and improved animal skills!

Preschool ArtStart

Monday August 29, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art too! Join us for fun crafts for children ages 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool ArtStart

Monday August 1, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art too! Join us for fun crafts for children ages 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool ArtStart

Monday June 27, 2016: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art too! Join us for fun crafts for children ages 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

This event will also be offered, at the same time, at the Downtown Library: Secret Lab

The Night Gardener

Wow! The brand new children's book The Night Gardener is not only a beautiful story, but is stunningly illustrated as well. This is the first book by Canadian sibling duo The Fan Brothers (separately known as Terry and Eric). The book uses sparse language and large, intricate pictures to tell the story of a gray, gloomy town transformed by a mysterious figure known as "the night gardener." One morning, residents of Grimloch Lane wake up to find a large tree transformed into an owl topiary. The people are amazed! Who created this beautiful creature? When did he or she have time to do it? And why? Every night, more topiaries are created: elephants, rabbits, birds, and more. As the townspeople come together to admire the art each morning, their gloom starts to lift. They look forward to the day ahead, and to the people they will meet and talk to at the trees. One little boy in particular is fascinated by the topiaries, and when he stumbles upon the night gardener himself at work one night, his life is forever changed for the better.

This book--which would make a beautiful gift!--is truly one for readers of all ages, although little ones will be particularly fascinated by the wonderfully depicted transformed trees that grace nearly every page. I'm looking forward to whatever The Fan Brothers create next!

PreK Bits - "C" is for Cookie!


Cookie Monster says, "C is for Cookie!"
That's good enough for Ms. Rachel in Storytime too!
IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE is a cautionary tale that takes you in a circle right back where you started from.
Banjo Betsy and Ms. Rachel led the action song "Gonna Walk, Walk, Walk" ... until we need to "Sit Down."
This action song can be found on the the following recordings ... HONK! HONK! RATTLE! RATTLE! and RISE And SHINE.
The WOLF’S CHICKEN STEW is a Chef's kitchen story. The Wolf is fattening up Ms. Chicken for his stew ... but there is a surprise.
All of his cooking is successful in a new way!

If you like cookies, you may enjoy more favorite "Cookie" stories as follows:
B. BEAR And LOLLY: Catch That Cookie!
WATCH The COOKIE!
OLIVIA VENDE GALLETAS
The GINGERBREAD MAN LOST IN SCHOOL … and many more versions of the Gingerbread characters.
The COW LOVES COOKIES
The DOORBELL RANG
The DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE
SUGAR COOKIES: sweet little lessons on love
WHO TOOK The COOKIES FROM The COOKIE JAR
NO MORE COOKIES!
FABULOUS FOOD … a recorded CD full of songs and rhythm including “Who Stole The Cookies”!
And don't forget to play with Cookie Monster in C Is For COOKIE!
YUMMO!

Who Done It?

That’s the name of a super cute new picture book! Who Done It? by Olivier Tallec does not feature a story, but a series of simple who questions and matching sets of illustrations where the reader figures out which image answers the question of who did a particular thing. It’s adorable! Some are pretty funny and kids will get a kick out of them. It’s a great book that further encourages children to use visual clues to help understand the world around them as well as gain insight into human emotion.

LAST DAY to enter the "Write On!" Short Story Contest!


Today is the last day for writers in 3rd-5th grade to enter a story in the "Write On!" Short Story Contest! Please make sure you have checked the guidelines, then send it by email to youngwrite@aadl.org or drop off a paper copy at the Youth desk Downtown. The story submission mailbox will close at midnight tonight. Happy writing!

PreK Bits - "B" is for BUNNIES

Ms. Rachel brought "Bunny" stories to Preschool Storytime @ Malletts Creek Branch.
Max and Ruby went shopping in ... BUNNY MONEY by Rosemary Wells.
Ms. Betsy accompanied with her ukulele for "Wheels On The Bus" ... since Max and Ruby took the bus downtown.
The BUNNIES ARE NOT IN THEIR BEDS ... a bedtime story. 'Nuff said! =)

For more Favorite Bunny stories try the following:
The HOUSE OF 12 BUNNIES ... another bunny bedtime story.
WOLFIE The BUNNY ... there's a new baby in the home.
TOO MANY CARROTS ... and time to share.
MUNCHA! MUNCHA! MUNCHA! and TIPPY-TIPPY-TIPPY, HIDE ... and Mr. McGreely's garden.
HERE IS BIG BUNNY ... a story of size and scale.
WONDERFUL HABITS Of RABBITS.
KNUFFLE BUNNY: a cautionary tale … the Knuffle Bunny series by Mo Willems ... stories of an essential member of the family.
The COMPLETE ADVENTURES Of PETER RABBIT and more Classic treasures by Beatrix Potter.
COUNTRY BUNNY And The LITTLE GOLDEN SHOES ... a classic by Dubose Heyward.
WIGGLE your nose, FLOP your ears, HOP your tail ... 'cuz that's what BUNNIES do too.

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