It's FRIDAY! It's time for a little fun. Check out a great video of Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and the Sesame Street Muppets perform the theme song with elementary school instruments. It is so cute and brought a smile to my face on this gloomy Friday.
The Lunch Lady graphic novels were the Backseat Book Club pick for May. While these are not picture books, they are awesome and Jarrett does do some picture books. NPR had a great story on Jarrett yesterday. They went with hom on a school visit in DC. I learned so much about him as a person and a writer. I was crying by the end of the story.
In honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day, I would like to introduce everyone to Seussville! Not only does this site have information about Dr. Seuss' books, but it also has great videos, games and activities for kids and teachers. You can learn about the world of Dr. Seuss and have a great interactive time doing it. I hope everyone has a great Dr. Seuss Day!
The Pep Talk from Kid President video is everywhere, but I wanted to share it with all of you. It is really inspiring, cute and funny. It makes me smile everytime I watch it. "Not cool Robert Frost" (You'll get that if you watch the video) Click on the image below to watch the video.
In honor of Banned Books Week, I found this inspirational video from an independent bookseller in Arizona, Bookmans. People, young and old, read lines from challenged books with lightbulbs above their heads. I have to admit, I got a tear in my eye. The lines really spoke to me about the importance of reading. I hope you enjoy the video Bookmans Does Banned Books Virtual Read out.
I just found a great series of videos on YouTube called Kid History. Kids tell stories that their parents have told them about their lives. The adults then act out the story to what the kids say. The stories change a lot from what the kids originally heard to what is told and acted out. The results are hilarious. Click on the image below to hear and see the story about "Healthy Food"
I am doing a shameless self promotion for Friday Fun today. If you haven't used Pinterest yet, you should try it out. It is a great tool for librarians and teachers. You can find so many great ideas for things to do in the library as well as encourage parents to do at home with their children to promote early literacy. Here are some great people and boards to follow:
It's time for more Friday Fun! This video is from the Glenside Public Library. They did a Reader's Theater of Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban. They do a great job of incorporating minimalist costumes, music and fun into the story. I hope you all enjoy and have a great Friday!
It's Friday! For some of us, that means WooHoo the weekend is here. For others, it means man I have to work the weekend. Either way, it is time for your weekly installment of FRIDAY FUN! Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, recently created a funny video promoting libraries and how people would be dumb without them. It is a great little song with even better comic relief from Maira Kalman. Click here to watch the video.