Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ideas for Celebrating Children's Book Week

•Make your voice heard with the Children's Choice Book Awards! Click here to see the finalists. Then tell us which was your favorite by voting! A Children's Choice Book Award will be given to the winner in each age group during Children's Book Week. We'll post the winners here on the Book Week site, so come back to find out how your favorites did!

• It doesn't need to be Book Week for you to find great books: the Children's Choices list is available all year round. Kids across the country pick their favorite books each year, and about 100 books make the cut. You can find the lists from other years here - come find out what other kids think are the best books of the past few years!

•Come test your skills with our Children's Book Week puzzles!

•Great authors have started a story… come help them finish the tale with our Story Starters!

• Tell your teacher or librarian to check out our page for teachers and librarians - they'll get great ideas there for how to celebrate Book Week in your school.

•When you read a really great book, don't you want to make sure everyone knows about it? That's how Seth Cassel felt. That's why he started FLAMINGNET, a site where teens can tell other teens what they think about the books they read. Go read what they have to say, and find out how you can get involved!

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Celebrate Children's Book Week


"A great nation is a reading nation."

In a small library on a November afternoon in 1921, a stiff-lipped lady was busy with her scissors, shearing off the bottom third of Jessie Willcox Smith's poster for Children's Book Week. A poster showing books scattered in joyous abandon on the floor was more than she could bear to display! Our attitude toward children and their enjoyment of books has undergone considerable change since that day. The creation and growth of Children's Book Week has both resulted from and influenced this transformation. Since 1919, Children's Book Week has been celebrated nationally in schools, libraries, bookstores, clubs, private homes-any place where there are children and books. Educators, librarians, booksellers, and families have celebrated children's books and the love of reading with storytelling, parties, author and illustrator appearances, and other book related events.It all began with the idea that children's books can change lives. In 1913, Franklin K. Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, began touring the country to promote higher standards in children's books. He proposed creating a Children's Book Week, which would be supported by all interested groups: publishers, booksellers, and librarians. Mathiews enlisted two important allies: Frederic G. Melcher, the visionary editor of Publishers Weekly (the publishing industry trade journal), and Anne Carroll Moore, the Superintendent of Children's Works at the New York Public Library and a major figure in the library world. With the help of Melcher and Moore, in 1916 the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association cooperated with the Boy Scouts in sponsoring a Good Book Week. At the 1919 ABA convention, the Association committed to the organization of an annual Children's Book Week. A few months later, the official approval of the American Library Association was also secured during its first Children's Librarians session. In 1944, the newly-established Children's Book Council assumed responsibility for administering Children's Book Week. In 2008, Children’s Book Week moved from November to May. At that time, responsibility for Children’s Book Week, including planning official events and creating original materials, was transferred to Every Child a Reader, the philanthropic arm of the children’s publishing industry. The need for Children’s Book Week today is as essential as it was in 1919, and the task remains the realization of Frederic Melcher’s fundamental declaration: “A great nation is a reading nation.”

Future Dates of Children's Book Week:

2010: May 10 - 16
2011: May 2 - 8
2012: May 7 - 13

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Maisy Nest Sample 1

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hudson Children's Book Festival

Hudson Children's Book Festival

Saturday ~ May 16 2009 ~

102 Harry Howard Ave
Hudson, NY

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Sunday, May 3, 2009


Earlier this week, Jennifer Brown, launched a new Web site, TwentybyJenny.

TwentybyJenny's goal is to help educators & caregivers build a child’s library one book at a time. Isn't that absolutely incredible!!!

Jenny recommends 20 classics, in each of four age groups, to get you started. Each month, her complimentary email newsletter recommends a brand new book in each age group so you can continue to expand your selections.With more than 9,000 children's books published each year, it's hard to judge the best.
TwentybyJenny will recommend the top picks for you.

Go ahead check out

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The Last Olympian ~ Rick Riordan

On May 5 The Last Olympian, the fifth & final book in Rick Riordan’s mythological fantasy series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, about a boy with dyslexia and ADHD who discovers he is the son of Poseidon hits the stands.

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Mackenzie Blue

HarperCollins publishes the first Mackenzie Blue novel May 5.

Tina Wells hopes the book will be only one of many ways that tween girls will engage with the title character—a 12-year-old student and aspiring pop star.

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Curious Baby Curious George

Introducing Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s new Curious Baby Curious George.

The new book series, which is for infants and is based on the look of the classic Curious George picture books but with some tweaks in color and design to make it appeal to parents of new babies.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Reading... Just Do It!!!

Aaahhh, sleeping in, staying up late, the sounds of the ice cream man's melodious tunes.

Sandcastles, splashing... long, lazy days lounging poolside. No school!!!

Eating ice cream cones @ a rapid pace as the sticky, sweet goodness drips between your fingers.

Iced Tea, lemonade, popsicles in every flavor imaginable.

Fishing w/ grandpa, hiking w/ dad, baking w/ grandma, movies w/ mom...

Sleepovers, camping w/ cousins, catching fireflies w/aunts, baseball w/ uncles.

Bike rides, amusement parks & walks in the park. Reading. Huh? Reading?

Unfortunately, reading skills gained during the previous school year are all too easily lost during the long, lackadaisical days of summer.

Research shows that elementary school-age children can lose an upward of three months' worth of reading progress during summer break. Not good.

There are some studies that support the connection between students' socioeconomic status & their reading ability. Hmmm... I don't buy into this theory.

Bottom line, I believe one of the primary reasons there is a decline in summer reading is quite simply because kids don't have an accessible path to reading materials.

Access to the written word is a crucial facet in amplifying the reading development of children.

So, what do we do?

1. Get as much reading material into kids' hands

2. Support Libraries

3. Ask your school to incorporate programs to motivate reading during the summer (encourage awards/prizes for students when they return to school in the fall)

4. Give out bookmarks @ the end of the school year

5. Create a fun reading activity journal/poster/sheet to keep track of books

6. Ask your library/school to invite authors to visit

7. Get a library card *

8. Ask family/friends to start a reading camp

9. Ask your school to open their library doors during summer school hours

* Please keep in mind a library is not "free daycare".

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Literacy Tips for Early Readers

1. Point out print in the child’s environment: on cereal boxes, food labels, toys, restaurants and traffic signs.
Sing songs, say short poems or nursery rhymes and play rhyming words games with your child.

2. Tell stories to your child.

3. Read aloud to your child. Point to the words on the page as you read.

4. Read a short passage several times to your child until your child can read it with you. Then encourage your child to read the passage to you.

5. Encourage older children to read with younger children.

6. Encourage your child to read (or pretend to read) to you.

7. Make this reading enjoyable. Don’t worry if your child does not read all of the words correctly; instead, applaud your child’s efforts to read.

8. Go to the library together.

9. Have books, magazines and newspapers around the house. Let your child see you reading.

10. Encourage your child to write things such as grocery lists, to-do lists, postcards or short messages to family members or friends. Don’t worry about conventional spelling at this point; instead, encourage your child’s first efforts at authorship.

11. When watching television, have the captioning feature enabled so that the children view the words while hearing them performed aloud.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

KINGDOM KEEPERS II: Disney at Dawn ~ Ridley Pearson

2nd Kingdom Keepers

Now Available!

It's supposed to be a happy day at the Magic Kingdom—the return of the teenaged holographic hosts. But things go very wrong when a sudden lightning storm disrupts the celebration, and Amanda's mysterious sister, Jez, disappears. The only clue is the sighting of a wild monkey in the Magic Kingdom during the storm. The mystery deepens as Finn is contacted by Wayne, an old man he hasn't heard from in months. Wayne tells Finn that there's trouble at the Animal Kingdom: the evil Overtakers have gained control of one of the computer servers that will be used to operate Daylight Holographic Imaging there. That means that if any of the holographic hosts fall asleep, they will go into comas—permanently. Filled with action and brimming with the same meticulous detail as The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, this second book in the series—Disney at Dawn—is the result of hands-on research behind the scenes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. Young and older readers alike will get a glimpse into a second Disney kingdom. The wild rides have only just begun; and the clock is ticking. How long can the teens keep themselves awake in their quest to find their friend—and what happens if they fail?

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KINGDOM KEEPERS: Disney After Dark ~ Ridley Pearson

1st Kingdom Keepers book

In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park "guides" find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls.Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI—which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging—Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park.The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming?Finn's confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney's beloved realm, and maybe more.This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours, and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.

Check out some Photos!




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Monday, April 27, 2009

Read With Kids Challenge

April 1 - June 30, 2009

U.S. Airways is partnering with Reading Is Fundamental for the Read With The Kids Challenge.

The Press Release for this challenge reads:

The 2008 Read with Kids Challenge achieved overwhelming success in its first year with more than 16,000 participants logging 3.8 million minutes of reading. This year, the challenge is climbing to new heights with a goal of collectively logging 5 million minutes spent reading with children from April 1-June 30. Participants can register and log their minutes online at

All participants will be entered to win a grand prize drawing of a Walt Disney World®; Resort vacation package from US Airways Vacations, US Airways gift cards, and other great prizes.

Also in the Press Release:

US Airways—the official airline of RIF—is also encouraging customers, employees, and readers nationwide to support children's literacy by making a donation to RIF. Donors can receive a special edition of Off You Go, Maisy!–a children's book by best-selling author Lucy Cousins-and be eligible to receive up to 5,000 US Airways Dividend Miles.

Interested in participating? Visit the registration and sign up page to join in.

RIF is near & dear to my . I am a huge supporter of the "Reading is Fundamental" program.

P.S. I Maisy, too!!!

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Top 10 Ways to Improve Reading Skills

Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success in reading. Here is a list of ways to help your children become more effective readers.

1. Set aside a regular time to read to your children every day.
Studies show that regularly reading out loud to children will produce significant gains in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and the decoding of words. Whether your children are preschoolers or preteens, it will increase their desire to read independently.

2. Surround your children with reading material.
Children with a large array of reading materials in their homes score higher on standardized tests. Tempt your kids to read by having a large supply of appealing books and magazines at their reading level. Put the reading materials in cars, bathrooms, bedrooms, family rooms, and even by the TV.

3. Have a family reading time.
Establish a daily 15 to 30 minute time when everyone in the family reads together silently. Seeing you read will inspire your children to read. Just 15 minutes of daily practice is sufficient to increase their reading fluency.

4. Encourage a wide variety of reading activities.
Make reading an integral part of your children's lives. Have them read menus, roadside signs, game directions, weather reports, movie time listings, and other practical everyday information. Also, make sure they always have something to read in their spare time when they could be waiting for appointments or riding in a car.

5. Develop the library habit.
Entice your children to read more by taking them to the library every few weeks to get new reading materials. The library also offers reading programs for children of all ages that may appeal to your children and further increase their interest in reading.

6. Be knowledgeable about your children's progress.
Find out what reading skills they are expected to have at each grade level. The school's curriculum will give you this information. Track their progress in acquiring basic reading skills on report cards and standardized tests.

7. Look for reading problems.
Teachers do not always detect children's reading problems until they've become serious. Find out if your children can sound out words, know sight words, use context to identify unknown words, and clearly understand what they read.

8. Get help promptly for reading problems.
Reading problems do not magically disappear with time. The earlier children receive help, the more likely they will become good readers. Make sure your children receive necessary help from teachers, tutors, or learning centers as soon as you discover a problem.

9. Use a variety of aids to help your children.
To help your children improve their reading, use textbooks, computer programs, books-on-tape, and other materials available in stores. Games are especially good choices because they let children have fun as they work on their skills.

10. Show enthusiasm for your children's reading.
Your reaction has a great influence on how hard they will try to become good readers. Be sure to give them genuine praise for their efforts.

~ Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. & Marge Eberts, Ed.S.

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"Staycation" Ideas for Families

1. Backyard Camping
2. Backpacking
3. Explore Your City
4. Dine Out
5. Visit an Amusement Park
6. Stay in a Nearby Hotel
7. Set Up a Scavenger Hunt
8. Hit the Beach... or the Pool
9. Movie Night
10. Unplug

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Starting a Family Book Club

How would you like to amaze your kids, bring your family closer together, nosh with the neighbors, and walk in other people's shoes? Start a family book club. It's easy, it's fun, and -- we wouldn't tell tales -- it's also a great way to get your kids to read.

If you're not convinced, read our ten irresistible reasons to start a book group.

Once you're sold on the idea of the group, you need to decide what kind it will be. Choose the kind of book club you'd like to create.

Now all you need to do is print out our book group start-up steps, and you're on your way.

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Top Ways to Get Your Kids to Read

Here's how you can make reading a part of your kids' everyday lives.

1. Show your kids that reading will introduce them to new people, take them to faraway places, and let them travel through time. Start a family or neigborhood book group.

2. Sign up your kids (and yourself) for a book club.

3. Print out these bookmarks and your kids will never lose their place again!

4. Make the connection between fact and fiction for your kids. If they loved Stellaluna, point them toward this quiz on bats.

5. Have your kids recommend their favorite books to friends and get their friends' recommendations.

6. Turn your kids into supersleuths. After they read a book, they can create an unbreakable, crazy code.

7. Be sneaky! Take our kids on a "book nick." It's kind of like a picnic, only better!

8. Remember that practice makes perfect. Help your kids practice rhyming words, drawing lines and shapes, and moving their eyes and hands from left to right.

~ Cindy Bond

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'The Terrible Plop' - an interview with Grace, Aged 4

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Marc Brown Interview

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Literacy Statistics

Over 50% of NASA employees are dyslexic. They are deliberately sought after because they have superb problem solving skills and excellent 3D and spatial awareness.

Over one million children drop out of school each year, costing the nation over $240 billion in lost earnings, forgone tax revenues, and expenditures for social services.
Approximately 50 percent of the nation's unemployed youth age 16-21 are functional illiterate, with virtually no prospects of obtaining good jobs.

More than three out of four of those on welfare, 85% of unwed mothers and 68% of those arrested are illiterate. About three in five of America's prison inmates are illiterate.

44 million adults in the U.S. can't read well enough to read a simple story to a child.
It is estimated that the cost of illiteracy to business and the taxpayer is $20 billion per year.

Dyslexia affects one ot of every five children - ten million in America alone.

U.S. adults ranked 12th among 20 high income countries in composite (document, prose, and quantitative) literacy.

More than 20 percent of adults read at or below a fifth-grade level - far below the level needed to earn a living wage.

60 percent of America's prison inmates are illiterate and 85% of all juvenile offenders have reading problems.

Children who have not developed some basic literacy skills by the time they enter school are 3 - 4 times more likely to drop out in later years.

Nearly half of America's adults are poor readers, or "functionally illiterate." They can't carry out simply tasks like balancing check books, reading drug labels or writing essays for a job.

21 million Americans can't read at all, 45 million are marginally illiterate and one-fifth of high school graduates can't read their diplomas.

To participate fully in society and the workplace in 2020, citizens will need powerful literacy abilities that until now have been achieved by only a small percentage of the population.

Education Statistics

Disadvantaged students in the first grade have a vocabulary that is approximately half that of an advantaged student (2,900 and 5,800 respectively).

Five to six year olds have a vocabulary of 2,500-5,000 words.

54 percent of all teachers have limited English proficient (LEP) students in their classrooms, yet only one-fifth of teachers feel very prepared to serve them.

33% of children in California will not finish high school.

The educational careers of 25 to 40 percent of American children are imperiled because they don't read well enough, quickly enough, or easily enough.

The average student learns about 3,000 words per year in the early school years (8 words per day).

14% of all individuals have a learning disability.

It is estimated that more than $2 billion is spent each year on students who repeat a grade because they have reading problems.

Since 1983, more than 10 million Americans reached the 12th grade without having learned to read at a basic level. In the same period, more than 6 million Americans dropped out of high school altogether.

Reading Statistics

46% of American adults cannot understand the label on their prescription medicine

56 percent of young people say they read more than 10 books a year, with middle school students reading the most. Some 70 percent of middle school students read more than 10 books a year, compared with only 49 percent of high school students.
15% of all 4th graders read no faster than 74 words per minute, a pace at which it would be difficult to keep track of ideas as they are developing within the sentence and across the page.
15 percent of the population has specific reading disorders. Of these 15 percent as many as 1/3 may show change in the brain structure.
It is estimated that as many as 15 percent of American students may be dyslexic.
50 percent of American adults are unable to read an eighth grade level book.
One-third of 500,000 = 22? There are almost half a million words in our English Language - the largest language on earth, incidentally - but a third of all our writing is made up of only twenty-two words.
In a class of 20 students, few if any teachers can find even 5 minutes of time in a day to devote to reading with each student.

Forty-four percent of American 4th grade students cannot read fluently, even when they read grade-level stories aloud under supportive testing conditions.
In 1999, only 53 percent of children aged 3 to 5 were read to daily by a family member. Children in families with incomes below the poverty line are less likely to be read aloud to everyday than are children in families with incomes at or above the poverty line.

Out-of-school reading habits of students has shown that even 15 minutes a day of independent reading can expose students to more than a million words of text in a year.
The average reader spends about 1/6th of the time they spend reading actually rereading words.
Good readers in 5th grade may read 10 times as many words as poor readers over a school year.
According to the 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 37 percent of fourth graders and 26 percent of eighth graders cannot read at the basic level; and on the 2002 NAEP 26 percent of twelfth graders cannot read at the basic level. That is, when reading grade appropriate text these students cannot extract the general meaning or make obvious connections between the text and their own experiences or make simple inferences from the text. In other words, they cannot understand what they have read.
Students who reported having all four types of reading materials (books, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias) in their home scored, on average, higher than those who reporter having fewer reading materials.
When the State of Arizona projects how many prison beds it will need, it factors in the number of kids who read well in fourth grade.
First grade children with good word recognition skills were exposed to almost twice as many words in their basal readers as were children who had poor word recognition skills.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Better World Books Animated Short

Coming this Summer

Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:00 pm
Library Plaza

Mark Zacharia, magician
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 4:00 pm
Community Room

"Where the Wild Things Are" create your own opera (
registration will be required)
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 3:30-6:00 and
7:30-8:30 pm (video)

Preschool "Be a Star" Parade
Monday, July 20, 2009 11:00 am
Youth Services department

Junior Jam's Preschool Concert
Monday, July 20, 2009 1:00 pm

Didgeridoo Down Under
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 11:00 am
Community Room


65 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08542

Summer Reading Programs

The Princeton Library's Children's Summer Reading Clubs begin on Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

They are hosting a fun evening kick off party on the Alfred E. Hines Plaza featuring
Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band

Princeton Library's Summer Reading Programs have gone "green!"


65 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08542

Friday, April 24, 2009

Arthur Picture Books

Here are the ARTHUR picture book titles currently available from Random House, Little, Brown and Company and Advanced Publishers. ARTHUR picture books are available in most bookstores and libraries.

Random House:

123 Monsters on Parade
ABC Reach for the Stars
Arthur Counts!
Arthur Decks the Hall
Arthur Goes to School
Arthur Tricks the Tooth Fairy
Arthur and the Double Dare
Arthur in a Pickle
Arthur on the Farm
Arthur's Back to School Surprise
Arthur's Boo-Boo Book
Arthur's Neighborhood
Arthur's New Baby Book
Arthur's Reading Race
Arthur's Really Helpful Bedtime Stories
Arthur's Really Helpful Word Book
Arthur's Valentine Countdown
Arthur, Clean Your Room!
D.W.'s Color Book
Glasses for D.W.
Kiss Hello, Kiss Good-bye
Say the Magic Word
Where's Arthur's Gerbil?

Advanced Publishers:

Arthur Flips
Arthur Loses His Patience
Arthur the Brave
Arthur's In Charge
Arthur's Lost Duckling
Arthur's Promise
Arthur's Science Projec
tBuried Treasure
D.W. Saves the Day
Manners Matter
Queen for a Day
Say Cheese
Sir Arthur to the Rescue
The Good Sport
The Truth Comes Out
Try It, You'll Like It
Volunteer of the Year
What a Mess

Little, Brown and Company:

Arthur Babysits
Arthur Breaks the Bank
Arthur Goes to Camp
Arthur Helps Out
Arthur Jumps Into Fall
Arthur Loses a Friend
Arthur Lost In The Museum
Arthur Lost and Found
Arthur Meets the President
Arthur Tells a Story
Arthur To the Rescue
Arthur Writes a Story
Arthur and the Bad Luck Brain
Arthur and the Big Blow Up
Arthur and the Big Show
Arthur and the Dog Show
Arthur and the Double Dare
Arthur and the New Kid
Arthur and the No Brainer
Arthur and the Perfect Brother
Arthur and the True Francine
Arthur and the World Record
Arthur's April Fool
Arthur's Baby
Arthur's Birthday Activity Book
Arthur's Birthday
Arthur's Chicken Pox
Arthur's Christmas
Arthur's Computer Disaster
Arthur's Eyes
Arthur's Family Fued
Arthur's Family Treasury
Arthur's Family Vacation
Arthur's First Sleepover
Arthur's Friendship Treasury
Arthur's Halloween
Arthur's Heart Mix-Up
Arthur's Homework
Arthur's Jelly Beans
Arthur's Lost and Found
Arthur's Mystery Babysitter
Arthur's New Puppy
Arthur's Nose 25th Anniversary Limited Edition
Arthur's Nose
Arthur's Off To School
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
Arthur's Pet Business
Arthur's Science Fair Trouble
Arthur's TV Trouble
Arthur's Teacher Moves In
Arthur's Teacher Trouble (also in Spanish: Arthur y sus problemas con el profesor)
Arthur's Thanksgiving
Arthur's Tooth
Arthur's Underwear
Arthur's Valentine
Arthur, It's Only Rock n' Roll
Binky Rules
Buster's New Friend
D.W. All Wet
D.W. Flips!
D.W. Rides Again!
D.W. The Picky Eater
D.W. Thinks Big
D.W.'s Guide to Perfect Manners
D.W.'s Guide to Preschool
D.W.'s Library Card
D.W.'s Lost Blankie
D.W.'s Perfect Present
D.W., Go to Your Room!
D.W., The Big Boss
Francine the Superstar
Good Night, D.W.

2009 Children's Book Fest

First Annual Geneva Reads Children's BookFest

Saturday, May 2, 2009
1:00pm - 3:00pm
@Geneva Recreation Center

The festival is free and open to the public.

The festival includes readings & activities that are based on children's books.
For children 10 years of age & younger.

The theme of this year's festival is based on Wild About Books by Judy Sierra & illustrated by Marc Brown.

Favorite of children, ages 4-8.

Wild About Books was a 2005 E. B. White Read Aloud Award Winner.