If you enjoy writing or are interested in giving it a try, we have just the club for you. It's called Kids' Ink. Conducted by local author Carol Brendler, you will have the opportunity to write, share your work, and receive constructive feedback. Each meeting will be held the third Thursday of every month after school. Check the calendar for details and to register. For ages 10-13
Harry Potter isn't the only one who could talk to snakes. Imagine moving to Liberia for 2 years to discover that black mambas want to be around you. You aren't just a kid brother who's scared of his own shadow anymore. You are mentally connected to just about the deadliest snake in the world. Meet 12-year-old Linus Tuttle, who will never be the same again. Neither will his family. Read Mamba Point by Kurtis Scaletta.
Schools use Lexile scores as a way of helping children choose books for their specific reading level. The library's catalog now contains many titles which have Lexile scores attached to their records. To check on a title, go to the library's catalog and search for it. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the record - there's the score! You can also search for titles within your child's Lexile range by going to the Kids' Parents' page. On the right-hand side under "Leveled Reading Systems" click on "Lexile Reading Level Search" and follow the guide. There is also information about other reading systems there. Please come to the Kids' World Desk if you'd like a demonstration of this helpful new service.
Did you know the library offers online Disney books? Visit Disney Digital Books in OverDrive (our new eLibrary collection). Locate the link at the left of the page under Collections. You’ll find titles like Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo. Once you’ve checked an item out, simply launch the story. As you hover over each word, a voice will read it aloud. This is a wonderful way for kids to revisit their favorites again and again. Need someone to walk you through these steps? Call the Kids’ World Desk at 847-506-2620.
My 2nd grader reads at a 5th or 6th grade level. Are there appropriate books?" The answer is "Yes!" I often suggest those created when children's books did not routinely involve themselves in adult-sized problems. Written with rich language, these classics are still around today. Consider family stories like
Did you know that author Dav Pilkey was only in second grade when he first came up with the idea for Captain Underpants? He and his friends were constantly making flip-o-ramas just like Harold and George. Dav also holds the record for the number of crayons he can stuff up his nose at one time. I think writing is easier. For books call us or stop by. We have them all.
Are you in need of a fun way to strengthen your child's math skills? We can help with a variety of CD-ROMs for kids from preschool to eighth grade. Some focus solely on math while others include other school subjects. Check out this list and boost your child's abilities today.