Friday, July 27, 2012

Is it August Already?

Summer is half over already! The Summer Reading Club is already past day 40 and many children may need an exciting topic to keep them reading during the hot days of August. What could be more exciting than MONSTERS?

Monster stories read by a trusted adult are not so scary and can really be fun! While some monster stories are creepy and scary, most picture books for children use the monsters as child-like characters or to teach a lesson. Here are a few wonderful monster books. Miss April will be reading several of these during Tell Tale Tuesday, on Tuesday, July 31.

Leonardo the Terrible Monster

by Mo Willems
Leonardo is not a very good monster, he has trouble scaring people. After meeting a boy named Sam, Leonardo decides that he is really good at something…friendship.

Go Away Big Green Monster
by Ed Emberley
On every page the monster gains a scary part, long bluish green nose, purple hair, a green face. But then it is the child’s turn to tell the monster to Go Away!

I Need My Monster
by Amanda Noll
When Ethan’s monster goes on vacation, he interviews some other monsters to fill the place under his bed. But none of the monsters are his monster. Will Ethan ever get his monster back?

Maybe your child doesn’t want to read about monsters, maybe he or she wants to create their own! 5 Steps to Drawing Monsters can help them learn how to draw a monster by copying shapes. Drawing vampires, ogres and a Cyclops is a side benefit!

No matter what your child is dreaming about, a visit to the library or to the library website will help you find books about most any topic. Keep reading all summer long and we hope to see you browsing the shelves or at one of our Summer Reading Club events!