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Dr. Doolittle

January 16, 2020

The Story of Doctor Dolittle Another movie edition of the 1923 Newbery-winning classic opens this month in theaters.  The first book in the series published in 1920 is “The Story of…” The most recent movie seems to be mostly based on book #2,  “The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle.” A not-to-be-forgotten classic, the Doolittle stories are great read-alouds for kids.  The doctor’s amazing ability to speak the languages of animals always amazed me.  Take yourself to the movie and don’t forget to read the books, too!

Paddington Bear live

January 9, 2020

  From page to stage. Paddington Bear appears in “Paddington Gets in a Jam” at the DR2 theater on Manhattan’s east side.  In this young theater event from the people that presented The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Paddington show is perfect for cubs ages 4-9.  While kids may have read the books and seen the movies, there’s nothing like live theater.  Paddington live is a comedy about our favorite bear from Peru who lives with Mr. and Mrs. Brown at 32 Windsor Gardens.  A new Paddington TV series is set to begin this year on Nickelodeon so be sure to take your little ones to see him in person.  Running through March 2020, the theater is close to Union Square and Irving Place.

New Hunger Games this May

January 2, 2020

   Things to look forward to in 2020 include a new Hunger Games book with a May release date.  Collins new novel is a prequel set before the start of The Hunger Games and will fill in some history of what happened before during The Dark Days. Happy New Year!

NY Times Middle Grade Best Sellers

December 26, 2019

THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen Kids

THE COMPLETE BAKING BOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen Kids

Two of the top ten books on the best sellers list for the middle grade audience this week are cookbooks.   Are kids actually cooking for their families or just making a mess in the kitchen? Either way, it is nice to see younger people taking an interest.

Mummenschanz

December 19, 2019

Image result for MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me F" Beginning back in the 1970’s, Mummenschanz is back performing for audiences of all ages. They will be local at SUNY Purchase in February 2020. They are running a 2-for-1 holiday special, too!  Combining movementand puppets, the silent show dazzles and delights.

“MUMMENSCHANZ has been dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years. The latest creation from the “Musicians of Silence,” you & me is a surreal and enchanting experience, with large scale masks, acrobatics, sculptural puppetry, and visual antics – but no music or sound aside from the awe, joy, and laughter of the audience.”

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