Storyline Online is a streaming video program featuring members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) reading children’s books aloud. Actors reading the books include James Earl Jones, Annette Bening, Ernest Borgnine, and Betty White. As you can imagine, the stories are a joy to listen to whether you’re a child or a grown-up. There are also activities and discussion questions to further engage with the stories.
Storyline Online is the perfect site for supplementing the bedtime story routine with a little bit of Hollywood.
How many pigs like to be read to? Daisy does and her mission is to encourage youngsters to develop a love for reading! Join us as Daisy and Farmer Minor present their “Pig Out on Reading” program. After the program, brave youngsters (and even some oldsters) can give Daisy a kiss! For ages 2-11.
Join Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, Miss Laura and Mr. Tim, as they bring fun and mayhem to the library with ventriloquism, puppetry, music, magic, comedy and audience participation.
It just wouldn’t be summer without a visit from this gang!
Celebrate Children’s Book Week by taking a photo with your favorite book, fiction or nonfiction, at your local branch!
Simply arrive at your branch on the designated date and time, choose your favorite book and ask to have your picture taken under a sign that says READ! A digital copy will be made for you.
For more information, call the individual branch.
The Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award is a reading enrichment program of the Louisiana Center For The Book (LCFTB). The purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books. Thousands of Louisiana students voted and the results are in!
Winner: Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas
Honor: The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco
Winner: Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Honor: The Limit by Kristen Landon
Winner: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Honor: Matched by Ally Condie
The Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award (LYRC) is a reading enrichment program, encouraging young people to read and to decide on which of the books they read should win the award. For more details and how to vote see LYRC on the State Library of Louisiana’s site. There are three separate age group categories; last time we looked at the 3-5th grade list.
(drum roll, please) Here are the nominees for 6th-8th grade:
The Call (Book 1 in The Magnificent 12 series) by Michael Grant
The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Hide and Seek by Katy Grant
How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart
The Limit by Kristen Landon
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell
Max Cassidy: Escape From Shadow Island by Paul Adam
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
The Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award (LYRC) is a reading enrichment program, encouraging young people to read and to decide on which of the books they read should win the award. For more details and how to vote see LYRC on the State Library of Louisiana’s site. There are three separate age group categories and we’ll look at the nominees for the other groups in the coming weeks.
(drum roll please) Here are the nominees for 3-5th grade:
All Star! : Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever by Jane Yolen.
The Case of the Lost Boy: The Buddy Files Book 1 by Dori Hillestad Butler. Illus. Jeremy Tugeau.
Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham. Illus. Juan Wijngaard.
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill. Illus. Bryan Collier.
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor.
The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco.
Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer. Illus. Josee Massee.
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama. Illus. Loren Long.
Ol Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble by Jan Huling. Illus. Henri Sorenson.
The PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts.
The Shadows: The Books of Elsewhere, Volume 1 by Jacqueline West Illus. Poly Bernatene.
Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord.
We the Children: Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School Bk. 1 by Andrew Clements, Illus. Adam Stower.
Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson.
Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas.
Studying Shakespeare in school? Confused by Elizabethan English??? Improve your understanding of Shakespeare’s plays!! Use TumbleBookCloud to listen to the dramatized audio version as you read along on the screen — it’s almost as good as a movie!
TumbleBookCloud offers read-along, audio and ebook titles for middle school and high school students featuring online text and complete audio narration. The collection includes Teen Novels, high interest level books, graphic novels and classics of American and English literature. The eAudiobooks are also helpful for English as a Second Language students who want to practice reading and listening in English.
TumbleBookCloud Junior offers the same great features as TumbleBookCloud, but the titles are geared to elementary and middle schoolers.
*TumbleBookCloud files play on your computer but are not downloadable to portable devices such as MP3 players.
Muzzy Online is a vibrant, award-winning language learning program for kids ages 3 and up! It is an entertaining way to introduce children to a new language. It features fun interactive games, animations and cartoons. They will have a blast! You can access Muzzy Online through the EBRPL Kids page or through the Online Databases page.
There are 8 languages available on Muzzy Online:
All you need to access this great resource is your library card!