Kids@SPL Blog Posts

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As the length of daylight grows longer there are some subtle changes. “How Do You Know It’s Spring?” by Allan Fowler is a small book for young readers that describes the characteristics of Spring.


We all know that it takes practice to become a good reader. The more a child reads, the more confident they become. For most children the first books they read on their own are picture books that were read aloud to them at home or at school. They often find it easier to decode words from a story that is so familiar they have memorized it. The better a reader knows a story, the easier it is for them to understand the meaning of the words.


There have been a few changes in the Children's Room of late. Travis moved to Seattle, Washington to work in a school library and Miss Rita is no longer working as Youth Services Assistant. Tuesday night, February 1st was her last Pajamarama. They will both be greatly missed.

Mary Hoffman and Falconer's Knot

I'm just finishing reading Falconer's Knot by Mary Hoffman. I picked it up because I was attracted to the cover (in the style of medieval illuminations), to the subtitle 'Of friars, flirtation and foul play' and since the Scarborough Summer Reading theme this year is mysteries, I thought I should pick up a young adult mystery or two to recommend.