From 'Charlotte's Web' to 'Where the Wild Things Are,' share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
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Monday, January 28
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?”—has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …
"A Wrinkle in Time" inspired an upcoming party at the Frank Sarris Public Library—and book lovers of all ages are invited.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The coming month brings with it many notable birthdays, among them Dr. Seuss (Friday) and Fred Rogers (March 20). While you certainly won't be discouraged from having an interest in Read Across America or Won't You Be My Neighbor? Day, it is a celebration of a different sort that children's librarian Amy Weir has planned for 6:30 p.m. on March 8th at the Frank Sarris Public Library. Months ago, she realized that the 50th anniversary of the release of Madeline L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time" was approaching, and it wasn't long before the planning began. She said, "This is about more than just my favorite book. It's a celebration of just how much a book can mean to a person." If you're a reader, it's likely you have a favorite book, maybe …