WOW! It was just last month at this time we were inundated with super heroes, princesses and every kind of storybook character. It was the bee’s knees, even the Very Hungry Caterpillar came to Lamond-Riggs Library!
All of the familiar storybook characters came to the library to celebrate Book-O-Ween. The teachers and children from nearby DC Bilingual perform this “car stopping” trick during the Halloween season.
It’s a human tendency to hang on to sentimental memorabilia, items that remind us of significant memories and special times, even if those items may no longer be as accessible and usable as we would like.
These picture books illustrate the many different aspects of urban life in cities for children. Children view life in the city in so many different ways! In some of these stories, children find ways to make where they live even more beautiful. In other stories, children find ways to overcome their fear of loud noises in the city - even the sound of a thunderstorm! Some stories provide a way for the reader to practice identifying shapes by observing shapes in the city and counting items in the city.
Izzy is a P.A.L. (People. Animals. Love) volunteer and visits the Lamond-Riggs Library when she can.
Here are 9 fun facts about Izzy!
1. Izzy loves to go on hikes in the woods.
2. Izzy doesn’t like to get her feet wet in the rain or snow.
3. Izzy doesn't like getting a bath, but loves to be clean afterwards!
4. Izzy has a rain jacket, a winter jacket, and two different sweaters.
5. Izzy’s favorite things to do are taking a nap and eating her food.
It's difficult to be caught between two cultures. In these novels, women from India or women of Indian descent are coping with the challenges and opportunities that come with living in America. Is arranged marriage still a viable option? One character struggles to accept her daughter's biracial marriage. Another character must not only deal with the loss of her father, but also the proper way to scatter his ashes in India.
Throughout history, the forest and the wilderness symbolize the unknown, both in physical and spiritual terms. These books about hiking the Appalachian Trail, both fiction and nonfiction, deal with our desire to explore and navigate the wilderness, to find out truths about ourselves, such as do we have the stamina and conviction to finish our goal of hiking the trail; and perhaps, to live vicariously through the lives of others.
Luna is a P.A.L. (People. Animals. Love.) volunteer and visits the Lamond-Riggs Library when she can.
Here are 10 fun facts about Luna:
1. Luna loves belly rubs.
2. She also loves cheese.
3. Luna is a husky, which means she loves to talk or howl along.
4. Luna likes to frolic in the waves but doesn't like to swim.
Multicultural picture books are important. When young children read these books they realize similarities that they share with people from around the world. Emotions are universal. They promote empathy and the desire to learn about customs and cultures in foreign countries. In today's multicultural world, knowledge of other cultures is not only important, it is essential. We truly live in a global world.