Friday, February 28, 2014

Boredom Busters

Do the winter doldrums have you down?  Getting cabin fever?  Family Fun has a book filled with all kinds of activities to entertain and amuse kids.  There are crafts, experiments, games, etc... You're sure to find something fun to do!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Psalms and songs of praise for children

These two books are new additions to our library.  Tomi dePaola beautifully illustrates a song of praise written in the style of an Old Testament blessing. 

In Psalms for Young Children, simple language and bold bright pictures are used to retell some of the Psalms from the Bible. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Chinese New Year

Did you get a chance to check out some books for Chinese New Year?   Read up on some Chinese culture, traditions, food and inventions...

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Saint Valentine

 Much is unknown about Saint Valentine, but the legends that surround his life are fascinating.  In this book we learned that he was arrested for marrying Roman soldiers after the emperor had forbidden it (the emperor thought they would make better soldiers if they didn't have a wife and family to care about).  It is believed that he sent hearts cut out of parchment to encourage the Christians that were being persecuted at that time (and perhaps started the tradition of sending Valentines).  While staying with a local senator he healed the senator's blind daughter and the whole family converted and was baptised.  It was for this that Valentine was eventually executed.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day

Come see all the Valentine's Day books that are now on display in the library!

 Try an adorable Romeo and Juliet board book or the classic story of an Inuit mother assuring her child how much she loves her in Mama, Do You Love Me?

 A storybook version of Romeo and Juliet is a wonderful way to introduce children to Shakespeare, and the drawings in The Princess and the Three Knights (a children's book by the famed author Karen Kingsbury) are quite beautiful.

 Tasha Tudor's A Time to Keep beautifully illustrates all the holidays, especially the Valentines that arrive by sparrow post.  And Max Lucado uses wooden puppets to demonstrate our Heavenly Father's great love.

 What a great way for little ones to learn about loving their neighbor!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Winter isn't Through Yet!

Last week we were so grateful to be able to spend the day at the church while our power was out at home.  We stayed in the children's library and pulled out all the Valentine's books and shelved some others.  With more snow falling last night, it appears Winter isn't over yet!  

Here's a couple seasonal books that kept us occupied....