Here’s a fun way this summer to get your little ducky reading and counting! We just added to the Virtual LibraryThe Early World of Learning which has a wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades learn to read and count and have fun doing it! The Early World of Learning uses narrated stories with word-by-word highlighting, interactive games, interactive reference material for beginners, and more to help young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency.
We invite you to talk about Summer Reading on Twitter, using #summerreading June 7th, then participate in the Library’s Summer Reading Program and The New York Times Summer Reading Contest starting 7/15. Who’s in?
Living Dead Girl
By Scott, Elizabeth 2008-09 – Simon Pulse
9781416960591 ‘Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn’t know how lucky I was.’ When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends — her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her. This is Alice’s story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget. …More
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
By Cohn, Rachel Author Levithan, David 2006-05 – Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375835315 Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this he said/she said romance is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers who are just trying to figure out who they want to be. …More
The Orange Houses
By Griffin, Paul 2009-06 – Dial Books
9780803733466 Hearing impaired and way too smart for her West Bronx high school, Tamika Mik Sykes copes by reading lips and selling homework answers. She’s a tough girl who never gets close to anyone, until she meets Fatima, a teenage refugee who sells newspapers on Mik’s block. …More
The Other Side of Dark
By Nixon, Joan Lowery 1987-07 – Laurel Leaf Library
0440966388 Stacy wakes up in a room that’s not hers, in a body she doesn’t recognize, to discover she’s been in a coma for four years. Her mother is dead–murdered–and Stacy, recovering from a gunshot wound, is the only eyewitness to her mother’s murder.
She can recall only a shadowy face, so far. But the killer is not about to let her reveal his identity… …More
Big Dog . . . Little Dog–are back! Fred and Ted go camping, and as usual, their uniquely different approaches to doing things (such as packing equipment, setting up camp, and fishing techniques) have humorous–and sometimes surprising–results. A charming introduction to opposites that beginner readers will find ruff to put down!
Violet’s camping out too, but her friends don’t want Arthur around. So Arthur decides to collect slimy things he knows Violet wouldn’t like. But he doesn’t count on slippery rocks and swooping bats, or…
Wondering how to get your kids to read more? Try giving them an eReader. Kids report they read more using an eReader. Kids, are not sure why they read more. It may have something to do with the Internet device being cool. The Nook Color or an tablet such as iPad, is great for younger children just getting started with picture books as they get the same color experience as they would with the print version of the book. For older children into “chapter books”, an e-ink reader such as a Sony or Nook . The eInk technology provides a great reading experience.
You are not locked in purchasing books either. The Virtual Library’s eMedia Catalog provides a great selection of ebooks for all ages. Want to get started with downloading? This summer the Virtual Library will be hosting a workshop on eBook Downloading 101 for anyone who wants to learn how to download eBooks from the Library for free.
The Virtual Library would like know how you feel about allowing kids to use eReaders. Please take the poll and let us know.