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Potty Training Picture Books

Parents, looking for some fun titles to encourage your little one to start using the potty? Check out some of these humorous picture books, and good luck!

Everyone poops by Taro Gomi; translated by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum

Have you seen my potty? by Mij Kelly

The princess and the potty by Wendy Cheyette Lewison; illustrated by Rick Brown

Does a pig flush? by Fred Ehrlich; pictures by Emily Bolam

Crafts for a Rainy Day

Get crafty with help from these books. These craft projects with They Might Be Giants playing in the background could lead to a very fun rainy day!

Nature's art box: from t-shirts to twig baskets, 65 cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere by written by Laura C. Martin; with drawings by David Cain

Crafty kids: fun projects for you and your toddler by Rosie Hankin

The crafty art book by written by Jane Bull

Chillin' trix for cool chix: fab recipes, crafty fun, mystic magic, and super-cool quizzes by Leanne Warrick; illustrated by Debby Boon

Solar Power: Get it While it's Hot

Now that the sun is shining more and more, why not learn about how you can use the sun's energy to generate electricity and power. Here is a nifty website with more on solar power and below are some books to help you learn more:

Energy from the sun by Allan Fowler

Harnessing power from the sun by Niki Walker

Solar power: a true book by Christine Petersen

Sunpower experiments: solar energy explained by Maggie Spooner

Duck Readers

With so many ponds nearby, I've been noticing a lot of ducks waddling around outside the library. Ducks are such nice birds — sometimes I like to feed them bread! I like reading about ducks, too. What about you? The library has lots of great books in our Readers section all about ducks! Try:

Ducks in muck by Lori Haskins ; illustrated by Valeria Petrone

Lucky duck by written by Ellen Weiss ; illustrated by Brian Lies

Goose and Duck by Jean Craighead George ; illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

Duck & company by Kathy Caple

And maybe next time you come to the library, you'll see some ducks outside on the grass, too!

A Half Dozen New Mystery Writers To Try

I just finished reading Library Journal's recent first authors of the season reviews ('First Novels Forecast a Lush Spring'; 3/15/09) and CPL has six of the new mystery selections on our shelves for your reading enjoyment: Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark, Posed for Murder by Meredith Cole, Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H.

Dancing Picture Books

If you enjoy dancing, you may enjoy some fun picture books about these little dancers:

Tessa's tip-tapping toes by Carolyn Crimi; illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington

Dancing class by H.M. Ehrlich; pictures by Laura Rader

Harriet dancing by Ruth Symes; illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

Hop jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Angelina ballerina by story by Katharine Holabird; illustrations by Helen Craig

Classic Books for Older Readers

Location Author Title
J 398.238 AES   Aesop's Fables
J Fiction ALCOTT Alcott, L.M. Little Women
J Fiction ALEXANDER Alexander, L. The Black Cauldron
YA Paperback A Andersen, H.C. Andersen's Fairy Tales
J 398.235 PHI   The Arabian Nights
J Fiction ATWATER Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper's Penguins
J Paperback B Babbitt, N. Tuck Everlasting
J Fiction BANGOLD Bangold, E. National Velvet
J Fiction BANKS Banks, L.R. The Indian in the Cupboard
J Fiction BARRIE Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan

Adventure Stories

Author Title

For 2nd-4th graders

Kawai, Ritsuko The Adventures of Hamtaro
Wise, William Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

For 4th-6th graders

Allende, Isabel Kingdom of the Golden Dragon
Alton, Steve The Malifex
Ashby, John Sea Gift
Bledsoe, Lucy Jane The Antarctic Scoop
Bredsdorff, Bodil The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove
Cadnum, Michael Daughter of the Wind
Crilly, Mark Akiko
Crilly, Mark Billy Clikk: Creatch Battler
Dalton, Annie

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