News and Reviews
Posted by Natalie Layne on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm
- Children 6 to 8 years-old are invited to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with us on Monday, September 17th at 3:30pm in the Rabbit Hole. Join us for swashbuckling stories and dastardly crafts in honor of pirates!
- On Saturday, September 15th we’ll be hosting a Mandarin Sing-a-long with Little Pandas Immersion Nursery School. Join us at 10:30am in Hunneman Hall for songs and conversation! Children of all ages are welcome.
- Coolidge Corner is hosting quite a few foreign language storytimes this fall. Please take a look at the schedule here.
- Rhythm and Rhymes for 6-24 months old is returning to Putterham this Fall! Martha Leader will be leading two classes, 10:15am and 11:15am on Friday mornings. Please call to register, 617-730-2385. Classes will be held on 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7.
- Out in Left Field by Lemna. Donald is sure that his life is over when a pop fly beanball knocks him senseless out in left field. The error cost his team the game and Donald just knows that the whole town is laughing at him. He’s desperate to redeem himself and become a superstar, but all of his attempts end in disaster! A laugh-out-loud story about growing up; sure it’s August 1947, but I promise you’ll be able to relate.
- Island of Thieves by Lacey. Tom Trelawney’s bored; he just has to do something to make life interesting again, so when Tom discovers that his uncle’s going on a treasure hunt he convinces him that he should tag along. Adventure’s not all it’s cracked up to be, though and he soon realizes that there are two types of Trelawney’s: those who follow the rules and those who chuck them in the trash. He’d better decide soon which one he is in order to stay alive!
- The Year of the Book by Cheng. Anna knows that friendship is complicated and since her best friend Laura started hanging out with Allison and Lucy fourth grade is lonely. When Anna needs company she turns to her favorite books, but books can tell Anna only so much about how to find a best friend. This year Anna will have to discover that on her own, what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.
- Timeless Thomas by Barretta. What do record players, batteries and movie cameras have in common? All of these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison. He may be most famous for inventing the incandescent light bulb, but at his laboratories he developed many other staples of modern technology. This is the story of Edison’s perseverance in spite of his many failures. Can you imagine what life would be like if he hadn’t?
- What to Expect when You’re Expecting Hatchlings by Heos. Congratulations crocodilian parents to be! You have little ones on the way and they’re called hatchlings. Read this book to find out where to lay your eggs, how you’ll know when the babies are ready to hatch, and what you and your babies will do all day long. Whether you’re an alligator, caiman, or crocodile you’ll find answers to all of your parenting questions here…just don’t eat the book! Funny and accessible this is a great read for all of you crocodilian lovers out there!
- Silent Star: the story of deaf major leaguer William Hoy by Gustavson. An accessible biography of William Hoy, who was the first deaf player to have a long career in the Major Leagues of baseball. He overcame mountains of diversity to succeed in baseball, which he did, just look at the record books and his top-ranking statistics! A truly inspirational story for everyone.
Happy reading Brookline, we’ll see you soon!
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