Library Kids - May 8, 2015

Library Kids
Library Kids
Friday, May 8, 2015

 

Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring events, news, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.

 

May 8, 2015 Issue

In this issue:

 

Featured Events

 

PlayTime Productions presents: Snow White

PlayTime Productions presents musical theather for kids by kids. Join them for a performance of Snow White at Madison Public library:

  • Saturday, May 9, 1 - 2 pm; at UW Space Place (2300 S. Park Street, near the Goodman South Madison Library)

For over two decades, PlayTime Productions Children's Theatre has been delighting audiences with its creative and spirited renditions of classic tales. Since its very first performance of Snow White, PTP has staged more than a dozen productions. Each of these endearing stories is retold with an eye to the present, always with a twist and many a surprise. For families and all ages.

 

Tell Us: Communities Inspiring Libraries

Madison Public Library invites everyone to join the conversation to help us get to know our community better. Our city is growing and changing every year, and so are people's needs. In order to better serve you, we want to hear about your goals and the issues that matter most to you. Join us for a fun conversation to get the design process underway for a new Pinney Library. You'll learn about the Tell Us project and how to get your friends involved in new library services.

 

Summer Internships for Teens

Are you currently a high school sophomore or junior? Do you know someone who is? If you or they live in the City of Madison and want a paid internship this summer, apply to the 2015 Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program

 

The Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program will help teens develop valuable leadership and job skills. You'll learn about careers in Public Service, Engineering, Libraries, Public Health, Civil Rights, Government, and more.  Approximately 30 young people will be placed in internships with the City of Madison. The pay rate is $9/hr for training and employment.

 

To apply, complete an application packet. Applications can be found on the Common Wealth web site or by calling the Common Wealth office at 608-256-3527. Bring the completed application packet to one of the open interview meetings in April and May.

 

And if you like libraries, you're really in luck!  The library will be hiring eight interns from this group to work in areas of children's programming, planning, marketing, general library work, and teen technology.

 

Upcoming Events

Find Chess at the Library information here. 
Find Knitting at the Library information here.
Find Storytime for Ages 0-5 information here.

 

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, May 9, 10 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Zoo to You
Saturday, May 9, 10:30 am - Lakeview Library [more info]

Madison Audubon Society
Saturday, May 9, 11 am - Pinney Library [more info]

PlayTime Productions Presents: Snow White
Saturday, May 9, 1 pm - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

Read to a Dog
Saturday, May 9, 2 pm - Lakeview Library  [more info]

Library LEGO Club-- Second Saturday of the Month!
Saturday, May 9, 2 pm - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

LEGO Club
Sunday, May 10, 2:30 pm - Central Library [more info]

Read to a Dog
Monday, May 11, 2 pm - Pinney Library  [more info]

CRAFTernoon
Monday, May 11, 4 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Library LEGO Club
Monday, May 11, 6:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

UW Water Library -- Water Cycle Storytime
Tuesday, May 12, 10:30 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion
Tuesday, May 12, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Toddler Music
Tuesday, May 12, 10:30 am - Lakeview Library [more info/register]

CRAFTernoon
Tuesday, May 12, 4 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

LEGO Club
Tuesday, May 12, 4 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info]

Toddler Music
Wednesday, May 13, 9:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness
Wednesday, May 13, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Toddler Music
Wednesday, May 13, 10:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Music Together
Wednesday, May 13, 11 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Meadowridge Minecraft Club
Wednesday, May 13 , 3:00 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Wednesday, May 13, 4 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Little Yoga
Friday, May 15, 9:30 am - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

Little Yoga
Friday, May 15, 10:30 am - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

Library Laboratory
Friday, May 15, 6 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Tell Us: Communities Inspiring Libraries
Saturday, May 16, 2 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

One World, One Sound Drum Circle
Saturday, May 16, 2:30 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info/register]

CRAFTernoon
Monday, May 18, 2:30 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]

LEGO Club
Monday, May 18, 4 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion
Tuesday, May 19, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Toddler Music
Tuesday, May 19, 10:30 am - Lakeview Library [more info/register]

Baby Play Group
Tuesday, May 19, 11:30 am - Pinney Library [more info/register]

Library LEGO Club
Tuesday, May 19, 4 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

CRAFTernoon
Tuesday, May 19, 4 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info]

Toddler Music
Wednesday, May 20, 9:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Toddler Music
Wednesday, May 20, 10:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness
Wednesday, May 20, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Music Together
Wednesday, May 20, 11 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Meadowridge Minecraft Club
Wednesday, May 20 , 3:00 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Wednesday, May 20, 4 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Tell Us: Communities Inspiring Libraries
Wednesday, May 20, 6 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

LEGO Club
Thursday, May 21, 3 pm - Monroe Street Library [more info]

The Supper Club
Thursday, May 21, 6 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Little Yoga
Friday, May 22, 9:30 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Little Yoga
Friday, May 22, 10:30 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, May 23, 10 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Read to a Dog
Saturday, May 23, 11 am - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

LEGO Club
Saturday, May 23, 1:30 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]

 

 

 

New Books

 
 
Book of the Dead
by Michael Northrop
 
When Alex Sennefer's mother uses the Lost Spells from the Egyptian Book of the Dead to bring her son from the brink of dying, she also brings back five Death Walkers, leaving Alex and his best friend to find his mother and save the world.
 
 
 
Bulldozer's Big Day
by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann
 
Bulldozer wants to invite all of his coworkers to a party to celebrate his special day, but to them it's just another day for scooping, sifting, stirring, and more.
 
 
 
By Mouse & Frog
By Deborah Freedman
 
"Mouse has one idea about what a book should be and how to tell a story. Frog has another. What happens when these two very different friends try to create a book together?"-- Provided by publisher.
 
 
 
Castle Hangnail
by Ursula Vernon
 
When little, twelve-year-old Molly arrives at Castle Hangnail to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the minions who dwell there have no choice but to give her the job and at first it seems she will be able to keep the castle open, but Molly has quite a few secrets that could cause trouble.
 
 
 
Good Night Yoga: a Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story
by Mariam Gates and Sarah Jane Hinder
 
Good Night Yoga is both a bedtime story and a series of simple poses for following the natural world as it comes to rest at day's end.
 
 
 
Ratscalibur
by Josh Lieb
 
"When Joey is bitten by a rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent, and unwittingly unlocks the sword Ratscalibur"-- Provided by publisher.
 
 
 
Amulet Keepers
by Michael Northrop
 
From the team that brought you The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals comes a brand new epic Egyptian adventure! When Alex's mother uses the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead to bring him back from the brink of death, she inadvertently summons a slew of other spirits from the underworld. In Book 2, Alex and his best friend Ren head to London, where people are going missing, treasures are disappearing, and a blood rain is pouring from the skies. Can they stop a powerful Death Walker from destroying the city? Read the book, then continue the adventure online! Build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, then challenge your friends to play through!
 
 
 
 
Twelve-year-olds Ambrose, Tom, and Frankie are transported to the boys' hometown of Freedom Falls, Ohio, in 1852 when Frankie blows her Romani family's magical trombone, and to return home they will have to use both Morse code and the ancient form of divination known as the I-Ching.
 
 
 
 
Jane Goodall introduces young readers to some of her favorite chimpanzees living in Gombe National Park, describing their behavior and family life.
 
 
 
Countdown Zero
by Chris Rylander
 
Ever since Carson Fender was let go by the secret agency that had enlisted his services to help foil a nefarious plot perpetrated by one of their former agents, he's been back to hanging with his friends, pulling pranks, and not having to lie to everyone about how he's spending his days. And that's for the best, isn't it? Of course, this was all before a note showed up in his school lunch, informing him that Agent Nineteen had three days left to live, and that there might still be someone inside the Agency working against them. Carson has always been able to rely on his friends -- but what happens when there's no one left to trust?
 
 
 
Global Baby Boys
by Maya Ajmera
 
Engaging photographs of baby boys from around the globe celebrate diversity. Bright, colorful photos include rich cultural context, and a simple text explains that no matter where they are born, baby boys can grow up to do anything. Board book edition.
 
 
 
 
Invites young readers to identify shapes while helping a small girl search the fair for her pet monster.
 
 
 
I Feel Sick!
Tony Ross
 
Claiming to be too ill to do chores or go to school, the Little Princess makes a miraculous recovery when a party invitation arrives.
 
 
 
 
Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including Oscar! Will Oscar survive one of the most famous and devastating fires in history?
 
 
 
 
It's an exciting day for Llama Llama; he's going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night! His first night away from home....and from Mama. But he makes sure to pack everything he needs. And there are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. It's not until he gets ready for bed that he realizes that he's forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama! Fortunately, Grandpa Llama has a wonderful solution and soon Llama Llama is having sweet dreams.
 
 
 
 
Players who mastered the basics with Minecrafter and leveled up with Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced can now become experts with Minecrafter 3.0 Advanced. Readers can delve into the complex advanced-player worlds of Brewing, Enchanting, and Farming for items and experience and learn how to start making the Holy Grail of Minecraft creations: the megabuild, and make it look great by learning how to use visual boosters like skins, resource packs, and shaders. The book also details new modes of play, the latest updates, and new features all to help you achieve expert Minecrafter status.
 
 
 
My Bike
by Byron Barton
 
Tom tells all about his bicycle, his ride to work past trucks, cars, and even elephants, and his work as a circus performer.
 
 
 
The Penderwicks in Spring
by Jeanne Birdsall
 
As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbor Nick Geiger's expected return from the war to Batty's new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray.
 
 
 
The Penderwicks in Spring
by Jeanne Birdsall
 
As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbor Nick Geiger's expected return from the war to Batty's new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray.
 
 
 
Pieces and Players
by Blue Balliet
 
When thirteen high-value pieces of art are stolen from a secret museum, Calder, Petra, and Tommy are grouped with two new companions to solve puzzles that are complicated by the clever Mrs. Sharpe.
 
 
 
Rita's Rhino
by Tony Ross
 
When Rita's mother refuses to get her a pet, Rita goes to the zoo and returns with a rhinoceros--but keeping a pet rhino a secret proves to be much trickier than she ever imagined.
 
 
 
Stick and Stone
by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld
 
Stick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone's teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.
 
 
 
 
A young boy discovers a whale in his pool and tries everything he can think of to get it out.
 
 
 
Butterfly Counting
Jerry Pallotta
 
Count from one to twenty-six and learn about the many different kids of butterflies in the world. Gorgeous art by Shennen Bersani brings these beautiful insects to life, and Jerry Pallotta's signature humor and amazing facts make this a great read for all ages--Publisher's description. For ages 4 - 9. Find this in the New Picture Books section.
 
 
 
Candy Experiments 2
Loralee Leavitt
 
Candy Experiments 2 delivers fun science facts from the perspective of a real mom in the kitchen doing crazy things with brand-name store-bought candy. For ages 6 & up. Find this in the Children's New Non-Fiction section.