Library Kids - March 3, 2017

Library Kids

Friday, March 3, 2017

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

March 3, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Big Screens Little Folks

Big Screens, Little Folks

Get the whole family ready for this year's ["]Wisconsin Film Festival (March 30 - April 6, 2017) with two "sneak peek" events previewing the Festival's children's film series "Big Screens, Little Folks."

Pinney Library
Saturday, March 18, 1:00pm 
“To India! To India!” with a focus on celebrating the culture & arts of India and  stories in Tamil and English

Oregon Library
Monday, March 20, 6:30pm 
“Journey to Latin America!” with a focus on celebrating the culture & arts of Latin America and stories in Spanish and English

Parents can enjoy "sneak peeks" of their own at four library events in March, or enjoy last year's offerings at the Pinney Mini Film Festival on March 18, 6pm. Event times and details at

These events are a collaboration between Dane County libraries and the Wisconsin Film Festival, and are funded in part by Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation.


Craftivism with Rae Moors


Learn skills with textiles, knitting and needle work. Begin the process in the workshop in a community of learners and take your tools home to practice, or join a community of learners near you and in your local library. Tools and materials will be provided. Attend one or all of the classes in the series to work on a consistent project and build community. Ages 8-14 years old - younger children may want an adult helper.


Abuela’s Special Letters
by Jacqueline Jules and Kim Smith

Sofia is making a family time capsule, filled with pictures and mementos from their lives, to be opened in fifteen years, and Abuela contributes letters to each of her grandchildren--but Sofia is so consumed with curiosity that she decides to sneak a peak at what her letter says.

Garvey’s Choice
by Nikki Grimes

Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, readinganything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garveys life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant fatherby speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports. This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.

Ideas Are All Around
by Philip Stead

In search of writing ideas, an author takes a walk with his dog around the neighborhood.

Little Penguins
by Cynthia Rylant and Christian Robinson

During the first snowy day of winter, five little penguins bundle up and venture outside to play.

My Kite is Stuck! and Other Stories
by Salina Yoon

Loud and in-charge Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck, and friendly and gentle Porcupine are back in another charming trio of stories for young readers.

Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White
by Melissa Sweet

Salutations! Sweet raises her collage skills to new heights while bringing her love and admiration for fellow Mainer E. B. White to the page for everyone to appreciate. Just as her astounding collages blend materials that might have been found in a barn in Maine, the text carefully blends her words with those of the beloved writer of childrens books, New Yorker essays, and The Elements of Style (the essential treatise on grammar, co-written with William Strunk). - Horn Book Review

by Bridget Parker

This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Wisconsin. Part of the Next Page series of books about the 50 states by Minnesota’s Capstone Press.>