Tag: children's literature

November 18, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Do you have an idea for a kids’ book? Interested in the process to getting published? Join us for a twist on National Novel Writing Month with Anythink Perl Mack librarian by day and children’s book author/illustrator by night, Brittany R. Jacobs. Brittany will walk you through the process of crafting a story for children. Bring your ideas, manuscripts and questions for a fun evening that will inspire! This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email to registrants. 

For questions please email bjacobs@anythinklibraries.org


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"Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together" by Mary Ann Hoberman

Once upon a time...in a land far away, I read my first fairy tales. I was enamored. The stories were exciting, and only a little bit scary. I’m intrigued now by how classic fairy tales are told, and retold, for readers of different ages. Fairy tales can be delightful – and also frightful. They can be grim, as well as Grimm. If you would like to read some fairy tales with a young child, perhaps even at bedtime – and not be met with sleep loss as a result – there are many good options.

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

This past winter my family had the chance to visit Mexico. We all tried our best to brush up on our Spanish language skills before we left. We did OK, but I think we'll need more work if we plan to return. Spanish skills aren't just helpful when traveling; they're useful here at home, too. To make it fun for everyone I came up with a plan: we have bi-lingual snack time. My son's favorite part of the trip wasn't the beach or the theme park we visited, but the food! And it's no wonder. Mexico has some of the best dishes of any place on the map.

"Seraphina" by Rachel Hartman wins for writing for teens

Think back to the first books that grabbed your attention. It’s possible you weren’t even able to read yet, but the stories and illustrations were enough to capture your imagination or inspire a new world. For me, it was Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat.” It was the first story I could read on my own, and it still holds a special place on my bookshelf.