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M-o-o-o-o-m, I’m B-o-o-o-r-r-r-ed!July 31st, 2012 at Tue, 31st, 2012 at 11:21 am by Erin
You’ve survived a month with the kids home from school, but still have a month to go. How can you fill your days? Never fear, the library is here!
Of course we have great books for kids to read on their own or for families to share together as a read-aloud. Book lists for kids, by age/grade and by genre, can be found here: http://www.kcls.org/kids/whattoread/booklists/ or we are always happy to help you find books in the library, by phone or by email: http://www.kcls.org/research/askalibrarian/index.cfm
Beyond books to read, we have a wide assortment of books to do. Kid’s cookbooks, science projects, books for non-readers and more. For instance…
Get your young Star Wars fan into the kitchen with The Star Wars Cook Book : wookiee cookies and other galactic recipes, by Robin Davis ; photography by Frankie Frankeny. Or if your child can’t put down the Roald Dahl books, try a hand at his recipes, featured in Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes, illustrated by Quentin Blake ; with photographs by Jan Baldwin ; recipes compiled by Josie Fison and Felicity Dahl.
Join us at the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue on August 6th at 11am for Dream BIG! Read and Experiment at a Science Show, presented by Mad Science of Sno-King. Afterwards, try out some experiments in your own home. Science project books can be found at any KCLS library under the Dewey Decimal Number of 507.8, but, to get you started, here are some great titles:
- The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science by Sean Connolly
- Smash it! Crash it! Launch it! : 50 mind-blowing, eye-popping science experiments by Rain Newcomb & Bobby Mercer ; illustrated by Tom LaBaff.
- Science Experiments that Explode and Implode : fun projects for curious kids by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen
- Janice Vancleave’s 204 sticky, gloppy, wacky, and wonderful experiments by Janice vanCleave
If your child doesn’t like reading but is willing to spend time with a book, we have a number of interactive titles they might enjoy. I Spy by Marzollo, Look-Alikes by Steiner, Can You See What I See? by Wick, Where’s Waldo by Handford, and Spot 7 by KIDSLABEL are all series of books that encourage the reader to look closely at the page and find certain items or people. Meanwhile by Jason Shiga for older kids and Press Here by Hervé Tullet; translated by Christopher Franceschelli for younger kids will have your finger on the page following pathways and pressing dots and creating the book as you read along.
Finally, if you just need to get out of the house, come join us for some of our upcoming programs. All of our FREE Summer Reading Programs across King County are listed on our programming page at http://www.kcls.org/srp/programs.cfm. From there you can select your library, the presenter you want see, or the name of the program in which you are interested. If you are desperate to know what programs are happening TODAY, click “Search all Summer Reading Programs” to see our online calendar of events.
(And don’t forget, we also have movies, magazines, and music CDS; and it’s all free!)
See you in the stacks!