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Let's Learn #5

Last September, I did a month-long blog series called Let's Learn.  Each Wednesday I posted a list of books focused on an early learning theme -- colors, alphabet, counting, and the five senses.  It was a popular series, so I'm continuing it this year.  Each Wednesday this month, I'll post a list of books on even more early learning themes -- shapes, opposites, seasons, and the calendar.  Let's start with SHAPES.  Bring on the circles, squares, and triangles!

Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy
Circle Dogs by Kevin Henkes
Circles, Stars, and Squares: Looking for Shapes by Jane Brocket
Find Spot! by Stacey Previn
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier
Magic Shapes by PatrickGeorge
Monster Knows Shapes by Lori Capote
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Party of Three: A Book About Triangles by Christianne C. Jones (in a series)
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald
Shape Capers by Cathryn Falwell
Shapes That Roll by Karen Nagel
So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban
Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
What Is Square? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
The Wing on a Flea by Ed Emberley

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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

Now, I know what you're thinking.  "Miss Katie Jane, you made a mistake there.  The name of the Newbery Honor-winning book by Jack Gantos is called Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key."  You're right.  You're also wrong.  The title of this blog refers to the fifth and final Pigza book.  It promises to bring the beloved chronicle of this wired, wacky, and wonderful boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness.  I won't reveal more here.  You know how I hate spoiling things for readers who have just discovered a series.  Find all five books in the Kid Zone.

  1. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
  2. Joey Pigza Loses Control
  3. What Would Joey Do?
  4. I Am Not Joey Pigza
  5. The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza
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McMullan + Fire Trucks

Kate and Jim McMullan pair up for another vehicular delight.  I'm Brave! features a super confident fire engine with a siren, a tank full of water, and a whole lotta hose.  Future firefighters and kids obsessed with transportation will love it!  Especially if they've also enjoyed these other McMullan books.

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Labor Day Weekend

The Hoover Public Library will be closed on Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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Woody's Roundup

Howdy, pardners!  Join Toy Story's Woody and Jessie for Woody's Roundup on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.  They've corraled a herd of fun games and crafts featuring the wild west and your favorite Toy Story characters.  Can you wrangle all the pieces to play the Mr. Potato Head Mix and Match Game?  Will you choose Death by Monkey or Death by Shark when you come face to face with the Evil Dr. Porkchop?  Will you make a cowboy's best friend, Bull's-Eye the Horse?  Will you be brave enough to create the There's-a-Snake-in-My-Boot pop-up craft?  Only one way to find out!  Mosey on down the starred hallway to Woody's Roundup!

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

  1. Can we dress up as cowboys and buffalo gals?  Of course!  But you can also come in your non-western wear.
  2. Will there be food?  Of course!  Cowboys work hard and then chow down.
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