February is the month of love, so here are some suggestions:
Fall in love with reading. Find a new author to love. Share the Love - Read with a child. Love your Library! There are hundreds of books in the Blanchard Public Library waiting to be your next best read. Here are a few to help with the adventure.
A little romance? Get swept away with Scarlett and Rhett, lust for true love with Florentino in Love in the Time of Cholera, or suffer the pangs of want with Jane Eyre. A grand escape? Hit the high seas aboard Gulliver's several ships, slide down the rabbit hole alongside Alice, or shoot into the fantastic beyond with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Some thrilling chills? Let The Turn of the Screw haunt your dreams, attend the prom with Carrie, or go off the deep end in American Psycho.
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.
Here are hundreds of easy and inventive ideas, innovative projects, creative activities, and inspiring suggestions that have been shared, tried, and proven with children from birth through eighth grade. This five-hundred-page volume is brimming with themes for superlative storytimes and book-based birthday parties, ideas for mad-scientist experiments and half-pint cooking adventures, stories for reluctant readers and book groups for boys, step-by-step instructions for book parades, book-related crafts, storytelling festivals, literature-based radio broadcasts, readers' theater, and more. There are book lists galore, with subject-driven reading recommendations for science, math, cooking, nature, adventure, music, weather, gardening, sports, mythology, poetry, history, biography, fiction, and fairy tales. Codell's creative thinking and infectious enthusiasm will empower even the busiest parents and children to include literature in their lives.
Award-winning educator Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children--taking into account a child's age, attention ability, gender, and interests--along with techniques for reading aloud effectively.
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