Archive for April, 2020

Buster’s Safety Tips

April 26, 2020

Buster the R.E.A.D. dog is back with some useful tips on greeting a dog and a kid-friendly poem for National Poetry Month. Get ready to laugh when you hear Buster recite Jack Prelutsky’s “My Neighbor’s Dog Is Purple.” Thanks, Buster!

Bronx Zoodles

April 24, 2020

School-age children with an interest in animals will love the playful drawing tutorials being offered by the Bronx Zoo. The zoo’s Virtual Zoo offers behind the scenes visits with zookeepers, live animal cams, and some excellent zoodles.

Children’s Books for Earth Day

April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day! Here are some digital children’s resources available on Hoopla to help you celebrate.

We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines (ages 4–8): The story of how HGTV star Joanna Gaines’ children persevered to start a household garden. Available as a ebook or audiobook.

My Garden by Kevin Henkes (ages 4–8): A girl imagines her ideal garden in this lively picture book. Available as an audiobook or movie.

Fly, Firefly by Shana Keller (ages 5–7): Based on an event witnessed by conservationist Rachel Carson, this picture book includes back matter about fireflies and bioluminescence. Available as an ebook.

Let’s Eat: Sustainable Food for a Hungry Planet by Kimberly Veness (ages 9–12): Readers discover the story behind the food we eat and learn about sustainable farming practices. Available as an ebook.

The One and Only Bob

April 21, 2020
The One and Only Bob
The sequel to The One and Only Ivan set to be released May 5th.

Katherine Applegate’s highly successful Newbery winner, The One and Only Ivan Disney feature will be coming out in movie theaters….. when someday we can return to theaters. In the meantime, the sequel, The One and Only Bob, is set to be released early this May. Ivan and Ruby’s friend, Bob, is a small dog with a big heart. Luckily, he gets to visit his friends in the zoo with his girl, Julia. When Bob goes on an adventure to find his sisters, a tornado strikes and Bob must be brave to survive and possibly find his way back home.

Earth Day Suncatcher Craft

April 21, 2020

Earth Day is tomorrow, and this incredibly easy and satisfying suncatcher craft is a nice one for just about any age group. Of course, the perfect Earth Day craft uses purely found materials or objects destined for the recycle bin. You can find some terrific ideas for egg carton trees and giant upcycled art projects here.

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