Library Kids - October 9, 2015


Library Kids
Library Kids
Friday, October 9, 2015


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

October 9, 2015 Issue

In this issue:


Featured Events


Star Wars Saturdays

Feel the Force this October at Madison Public Libraries!

Star Wars Day
Saturday, October 10, 2-4 pm, Central Library

Intergalactic reads, Ewok Edibles and Jedi training await as the Central Library celebrates Star Wars Reads Day! Special guests include New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller, creator of Star Wars novels and graphic novels, as well as Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion (Vader’s Own) Wisconsin Garrison!

Star Wars Party
Saturday, October 24, 1-4 pm, Pinney Library

Celebrate all things Star Wars at this fun and interactive Star Wars Party at Pinney! Wear a costume, take your picture in the Star Wars photo booth, and participate in the costume contest to possibly win a prize.
Learn how to make origami Yodas, Wookie bookmarks, and droid cubes.


Cuentos y Canciones: Spanish Language Storytimes

¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad. Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego.

Para mayor información llame a Tammy Pineda
al (608) 266-6345


"The Kitchen Krewe" Premiere

Be a part of the premiere party for “The Kitchen Krewe!”

“The Kitchen Krewe” is a WYOU Community Television series and cooking class. The show teaches parents and kids how to make food choices to cook sustainable and healthy meals, along with cooking techniques and skills.

The celebration will be on October 13, 2015, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Central Library in the Children’s Program Room. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch the premiere and meet the host and chef Barbara Wright. During the celebration, attendees can also learn how to take part in an upcoming episode. Light refreshments will be served after the TV show.

For more information, visit the WYOU website.


Wisconsin Book Festival Offers Events for Children, Teens (and Parents, too!)

The 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival is October 22-25, and we're looking forward to hosting over 60 author events in and around the Central Library in downtown Madison, including a full line up of family-friendly events the weekend of October 24-25.  Bring the family to the Central Library to meet their favorite authors or discover new ones, complete with book signing, used book sales, and plenty of opportunity to explore the children's room and teen areas of the Central Library.  See the end of this newsletter for featured books and event times, or visit the Wisconsin Book Festival site for a full lineup of authors.


Upcoming Events

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


Family Fun Night: When the Animals Dance: Yoga Stories and Songs - Clare Norelle
Friday, October 9, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Art After Overture
Saturday, October 10, 9 am - Central Library [more info]

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

Big I, Little U: Fitness for the Whole Family (1st and 2nd Saturdays of the Month)
Saturday, October 10, 11:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Snakes Alive! with Tom Kessenich presents ... A Reptile Petting Zoo!
Saturday, October 10, 12 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Star Wars Day (featuring live STORMTROOPERS)
Saturday, October 10, 2 pm - Central Library [more info]

Read to a Dog
Saturday, October 10, 2 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Tricks and Challenges: Awesome Second Saturday of the Month!
Saturday, October 10, 2 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]



Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Monday, October 12, 9:30 am  -  Central Library [more info]

Read to a Dog
Monday, October 12, 2 pm  -  Pinney Library [more info]

Preschool Players
Tuesday, October 13, 10:30 am  -  Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Bubbler Jr.: Constructed Imagery with James Belucci
Tuesday, October 13, 4 pm  -  Central Library [more info/register]

Music Together
Wednesday, October 14, 11 am  -  Hawthorne Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Wednesday, October 14, 3:30 pm  -  Hawthorne Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, October 15, 9:30 am  -  Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, October 15, 10:35 am  -  Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, October 16, 4:30 pm  -  Central Library [more info]

Library Laboratory
Friday, October 16, 5:30 pm  -  Lakeview Library [more info]

Family Fun Night: Morris the Magic Man!
Friday, October 16, 6:30 pm  -  Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Preschool & Toddler Dance Party
Saturday, October 17, 10 am  -  Pinney Library [more info/register]

Magic with Morris Taylor
Saturday, October 17, 10:30 am  -  Lakeview Library [more info]
Saturday, October 17, 2:30 pm  -  Meadowridge Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Monday, October 19, 9:30 am  -  Central Library [more info]

Monday, October 19, 2:30 pm  -  Sequoya Library [more info]

Preschool Players
Tuesday, October 20, 10:30 am  -  Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, October 20, 4 pm  -  Central Library [more info]

Supper Club
Tuesday, October 20, 6 pm  -  Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Music Together
Wednesday, October 21, 11 am  -  Hawthorne Library [more info]

Artist in Residence Fixing & Mending Workshop: Bicycles
Wednesday, October 21, 3 pm  -  Central Library [more info/register]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, October 22, 9:30 am  -  Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Thursday, October 22, 4 pm  -  Lakeview Library [more info]

Black Story Time: Stories in the African and African American Traditions
Friday, October 23, 6:30 pm  -  Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, October 24, 10 am  -  Sequoya Library [more info]

Constructed Imagery with James Belucci – A Bubbler Junior program
Saturday, October 24, 10 am  -  Meadowridge Library [more info/register]

Swingin’ Singin’ Saturday
Saturday, October 24, 10 am  -  Monroe Street Library [more info]

Read to a Dog
Saturday, October 24, 11 am  -  Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Star Wars Party
Saturday, October 24, 1 pm  -  Pinney Library [more info]


Featured at the Wisconsin Book Festival


Yuyi Morales
Established in 1998, the lecture was named to honor Charlotte Zolotow, a distinguished children's book editor for 38 years with Harper Junior Books, and author of more than 65 picture books, including such classic works as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (Harper, 1962) and William's Doll (Harper, 1972). Ms. Zolotow attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison on a writing scholarship from 1933-36 where she studied with Professor Helen C. White. The Cooperative Children's Book Center, a library of the School of Education of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, administers the event which each year brings a distinguished children's book author or illustrator to the campus to deliver a free public lecture.
The 2015 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture will be delivered by Yuyi Morales. Yuyi is the 2004 winner of the Pura Belpre Medal for Illustration for her book Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book as well as the 2008 winner for Los Gatos Black on Halloween. She is also the creator of ALA notable book, Little Night, co-released in Spanish as Nochecita, and winner of the 2008 SCBWI Golden Kite Medal. Some of other recognitions her work has received include the Americas Award, the California book Award, and the Tomas Rivera Award won in 2004 and 2008. She will be discussing her body of work as an illustrator of children's books whose work portrays and celebrates the Latino cultural experience.

Yuyi Morales will appear in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 20, 7:30pm, at Union South on the UW-Madison campus.
by Crystal Chan
Nothing matters. Only Bird matters. And he flew away.
Jewel never knew her brother Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their family’s past: they say that Grandpa attracted a malevolent spirit—a duppy—into their home. Grandpa hasn’t spoken a word since. Now Jewel is twelve, and she lives in a house full of secrets and impenetrable silence.  Jewel is sure that no one will ever love her like they loved Bird, until the night that she meets a mysterious boy in a tree. Grandpa is convinced that the boy is a duppy, but Jewel knows that he is something more. And that maybe—just maybe—the time has come to break through the stagnant silence of the past.  As the thick layers of silence in her family begin to unravel, Jewel needs to choose whether to stay loyal to the person her family wants her to be or to claim her own identity, no matter the cost.
Author Crystal Chan will be appearing at the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 24, 1:30 pm, at the Children's Room of the Central Library.
Cold War on Maplewood Street
by Gayle Rosengren
Cold War on Maplewood Street is a novel for ages 8-12 set against the backdrop of a little known time in our past, the week-long Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.  The main character, 12 year old Joanna, is going through a difficult adjustment even before the crisis begins.  Her adored brother Sam recently joined the Navy and is far away on a ship somewhere in the Atlantic.  With Mom working and going to night school, Joanna is alone in their basement apartment far more than she's comfortable with. She feels abandoned and vulnerable in ways she's never felt before. Then President Kennedy comes on TV with frightening news about Soviet missiles in Cuba and how the U.S. is not going to tolerate this threat to its security.  He demands the Soviets remove the weapons at once and says battleships are already steaming toward Cuba to make sure that they do.  This means Sam is in danger!  But so is everyone.  Because if a war breaks out, no one will be safe.  Joanna is frightened.  So are the adults around her and in countries around the world.  The tense timeline of the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolds alongside a powerful and ultimately hopeful story about what it means to grow up in a world full of uncertainty.

Author Gayle Rosengren will appear at the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 24, 3pm, at the Children's Room of the Central Library.
Join author Julie Mata for her workshop, "Tips from Kate Walden: Four Easy Steps to Make a Movie". This one-hour hands-on presentation will reveal how Kate Walden makes movies. Participants will learn the basics of writing a script, pre-production (props and wardrobe), shooting - volunteers can act and handle equipment as they learn how to create different kinds of shots and the purpose of each one, and editing.
About Kate Walden Directs: Bride of Slug Man
After her huge success with her first feature-length movie, seventh-grader Kate Walden is eager to start on her next film, a sci-fi romance called Bride of Slug Man. When a new kid comes to town from New York City, Kate thinks she might have a new found film buddy—someone to share her interest with. And it doesn't hurt that he’s pretty cute. But it turns out that Tristan is making his own movie, and now the classmates Kate thought were eager to join her cast and crew are divided.  With rumors spreading in school and between sets, Kate finds herself juggling more than just call times and rewrites. And judging from the whispers Kate hears about Tristan Kingsley, she suspects that he isn’t interested in having a fellow film-buff friend; he just wants to prove himself as the best filmmaker in school by winning the Big Picture Film Festival. Kate vows to enter too, and tries to focus on just making the best movie she can.  But between the cutthroat popularity contest, a bully situation that goes from bad to worse, and several on-set mishaps, Kate is going to need all the movie magic she can get to make sure Bride of Slug Man hits the big screen.
Author Julie Mata will be at the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 24, 12pm, at the Children's Room of the Central Library.
Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don't always realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This biography describes more of  the  details of Laura's real life as a young pioneer  homesteading with her family on many adventurous    journeys. Complete with charming illustrations, the narrative points out the differences between the fictional series and Wilder's real life, as well as the many similarities. It's a fascinating story of a much­ celebrated writer. Author Yona McDonough is appearing at the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 24 at 10:30 am at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
The Unmapped Sea
by Maryrose Wood
For fans of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events and Trenton Lee Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society, here comes the fifth book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, the acclaimed and hilarious Victorian mystery series by Maryrose Wood.   Lord Fredrick Ashton may not feel ready to be a father, but with a little Ashton on the way, he's sure about one thing: The wolfish curse on his family must end soon, before the child is born. Penelope willingly takes on the challenge. When Lady Constance's doctor prescribes a seaside holiday, Penelope jumps at the chance to take the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes to persuade the old sailor Pudge to reveal what he knows about the Ashton curse.  But the Ashtons are not the only ones at the beach in January. The passionately temperamental Babushkinov family is also taking the winter waters. The Incorrigible children may have been raised by wolves, but the Babushkinov children are the wildest creatures they've ever seen. Is it more than mere coincidence that these untamed children have turned up in Brighton just as Penelope and the Incorrigibles arrive?

Author Maryrose Wood will appear at the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 25, 1:30pm, at the Children's Room of the Central Library.
by Kevin Henkes
What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig—all toys arranged on a child's windowsill—wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.
Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?
Waiting is a big part of childhood—waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen—but in this book, a child sets the stage and pulls the strings. Timeless, beautiful, and deeply heartfelt, this picture book about imaginative play, the seasons, friendship, and surprises marks a new pinnacle in Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes's extraordinary career.
Author Kevin Henkes is appearing at the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 24 at 10:30 am at the Children's Room of the Central Library.