Tuesday, May 12, 2009
What We're Reading in the Children's Dept.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Maryann Kovalski - Grandma arrives to take Jenny and Joanna on a surprise outing. But today is a school day, and what could be more important than school? Grandma won't tell right away, but she sings a familiar tune that gives them a clue. She has brought the girls to the stadium to watch a real ball game! What a fantastic surprise! ~Ms. Dona
Froggy Plays Soccer by Jonathan London - Froggy is so excited when his team gets to play in the championship game. He gets on his soccer gear with a “zap” and a “zoop.” Froggy heads onto the field, but he just has to remember: DON'T USE YOUR HANDS! Will Froggy be able to remember? Will his team win the City Cup? You'll have to read this book in order to find out! ~Ms. Becky
Mack McGinn's Big Win by Coleen Paratore - Mack McGinn comes from a long line of winners. There's Gramp, the football hero; Dad, the (almost) Olympic soccer star; and his older brother, Rory, who has enough trophies to start his own hall of fame. As Mack strives to prove he can be best at something, he demonstrates to his parents and older brother what really matters most. ~Ms. Laurie
Elympics by X. J. Kennedy - This collection of poems is all about Elephants who have their very own Olympics! They compete in all sorts of sports: diving, triathlon, figure skating, and more. One thing is for sure, these elephants know the value of teamwork and being a good sport so that everyone wins. ~Ms. Sara