Friday, February 22, 2013

Time for Dr. Seuss

As March approaches so does the birthday of this favorite children's book author. The birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) is one that is celebrated in schools and childcare centers across the country. On March 2 classrooms everywhere will be reading Green Eggs and Ham or One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Make sure to place your guesses on the famous Dr. Seuss character silhouettes located on the bulletin board in the Youth Services area at the Chester County Library. For your rhyming reading pleasure, here are a few lesser know Dr. Seuss books that are also worth a look.

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? is the story of Mr. Brown who moves through his day making the noises of the animals and other noise makers he meets. Can you make the noises too? This book is a fun interactive book to share with your young noisemaker!

The Butter Battle Book tells the story of the battles between the Yooks and the Zooks. Using the traditional Seuss rhyming style, this story is about an argument about which side of the bread to butter!

Bartholomew and the oobleck begins when the King decides that rain, snow and fog are not enough, he needs something else to fall from the sky. But when the royal magicians create oobleck, the King and Bartholomew wonder if it is such a good idea.

For more books by Dr. Seuss available at the Chester County Library click here! Also, for all of those Dr. Seuss fans in the area, the cast of the Owen J. Roberts High School Spring Musical will be holding a Seussical the Musical character breakfast on Saturday, March 2. For more information on times, prices and more email or call 610-469-5341.

Visit us at the library and check out a Dr. Seuss book. Happy Reading!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013


goodreads has come to the children's blog!

The Chester County Library Youth Services Department is now on goodreads! goodreads is an online book review sharing site. You can read a summary of a book or read what other people, just like you, are saying about a particular book.

If you look on the upper right side of this blog page, you will see the new goodreads widget. Just click on any book cover and see what the staff at Chester County Library likes about a book. We are just starting this project, so be sure to check back regularly to read about the children's books we have added. New books, classics and just for fun titles will all be reviewed on our goodreads page. You can also see which staff member reviewed the book and if it is currently available at the library.

Visit us soon at the Chester County Library and happy reading.....

Friday, February 1, 2013

2013 Caldecott Awards

The American Library Association has announced the 2013 Caldecott Award and Honor Book recipients. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the illustrator of the most distinguished children’s picture book of each year. Look for these and other past Caldecott medal winners at the Chester County Library!

And the 2013 Caldecott Medal is awarded to…..

This Is Not My Hat written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
A tiny fish knows it is wrong to steal, but he takes the big fish’s hat anyway. Unfortunately, the big fish wants his hat back and searches for the hiding thief.

2013 Caldecott Honor Books

Creepy Carrots illustrated by Peter Brown (Aaron Reynolds, author)
Jasper the rabbit loves carrots until he notices that they are everywhere. Are they coming to get him?

Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen (Mac Barnett, author)
A magical box of yarn helps a young girl transform her family, friends and town into a colorful wonderland filled with knitted clothing. But when the archduke arrives and demands the box, what will happen to the extra yarn?

Green written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
This book explored the many beautiful shades of green and the objects that make the color green come alive.

One Cool Friend illustrated by David Small (Toni Buzzeo, author)
When Elliot and his father visit he aquarium, Elliot asks for a pet. Who knew that caring for a penguin at home could be so much fun, and so much trouble!

Sleep Like a Tiger illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (Mary Logue, author)
Parents try to coax their young daughter to sleep in this beautifully illustrated book. While she continues to say that she is not sleepy, her parents remind her how all the animals must rest, just like her.

Find these and other award winning books at the Chester County Library. See you soon!