Monday, February 24, 2014

Food & Print: Perfect Together!

What's better than reading and cooking with your kids? From picture books to classics, this list represents the silly, the touching, the old and the new.  Choose one book per week and read it as a family.  As you complete each book, cook a dish together that, for you, represents the story. Have your children write down the recipes. When you finish the list, you will have created your own FOOD & PRINT cookbook...a personal treasure of the time spent reading and cooking with your favorite people!  And as Little Pea would say, "Yum, Yum, Extra Yum!"

Food Favorite Reads for Kids:

1.  Alice in Wonderland: Lewis Carroll
2. The Bake Shop Ghost: Jacqueline Ogburn (2008)
3.  The Chocolate Touch: Patrick Skene Catling (2006)
4.  Duck Soup: Jackie Urbanovic (2008)
5.  Green Eggs and Ham: Dr. Seuss (1960)
6.  How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food: Jane Yolen (2005)
7.  The Lemonade War: Jacqueline Davies (2009)
8.  Little Pea: Amy Krouse Rosenthal (2005)
9.  The Magic Cake Shop: Meika Hashimoto (2011) 
10. Stone Soup: Marcia Brown (1947)
11. Tea Party Rules: Ame Dyckman (2013)
12. Tony’s Bread: Tomie DiPaola (1996)
13. Walter the Baker: Eric Carle (1998)
14. Wind in the Willows: Kenneth Grahame
15. Winnie The Pooh: AA Milne

Have a favorite? Let's add it to our list!

(header photo courtesy of PicMonkey)
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Monday, February 17, 2014

It's On! Join the World Read Aloud Day Challenge!

The Busy Librarian is BUSY! Matthew Winner is a library Superhero!  And he is sharing his World Read Aloud Day blogging challenge with us!  

"Each of the prompts addresses the WRAD theme "Raising Our Voices." Raising Our Voices encapsulates that simple yet effective way we show the world's children we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world."

Each week, bloggers are asked to answer a question having to do with supporting the "need to read!"

Click here to participate in Matthew's Challenge and share your posts with us on Twitter
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