Wednesday, May 24, 2017

29th May Learn About Composting Day

I missed International Compost Awareness Week which ran from 7th to 13th May. This is a shame because their website has lots of good ideas to hook into. So instead I'm showing you books to advance the composting cause in preparation for the 29th May which is Learn About Composting Day. Did you know there were this many books specifically on composting? They make it so easy to be informed and to start a project that creates compost.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

16th May Drawing Day

Today is Drawing Day ! Drop everything and draw. You know you would like to.
Pull out these books and get inspired. Bob Raczka's new book Niko Draws a Feeling will empower you to be able to draw anything even your feelings!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

13th May Train Day

Train Day is celebrated on the Saturday closest to the 10th of May. The students I teach, all of whom are under eight would not see or catch a train very often. Where they live is not on a railway line, yet I still have many small boys who are fascinated by trains. I think the fascination probably starts with Thomas the Tank Engine, but it moves on to Benedict Blathwayt's Little Red Train  series and then I find that most of those smitten will borrow any train book. Consequently the library has a good collection. Some of the more borrowed ones are here:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

7th May Lemonade Day

How many 'lemonade' books could a library have? Well I was surprised to find eleven! So many of the picture book series have a title with a 'lemonade' stall. Is this still really every child's first attempt at being entrepreneurial? The  originator of this dayMichael Holthouse thinks so and it is now a highly organised event in the United States.
Look for these books and as well as the series you will find a wonderful poetry book, Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word,  a book that introduces children to bar graphs Lemonade For Sale,  a story that will have children giggling with power because they know that what the turkey is about to drink is not lemonade, I Love Lemonade,  a beginning chapter book, Magic Lemonade and a story about mindfulness and meditation, The Lemonade Hurricane.