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August Spotlight on Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is a British author known for her books like, “The Gruffalo” and “Stick Man”. Julia has written 184 books, most of which are for scholastic and school use, and the rest (about 64 books) are for readers like you! Axel Scheffler, who illustrates many of her books is from Hamburg but now resides in London. Come check out one of her/their books at the library!

July’s Spotlight is on Michael Bond

The recently deceased Michael Bond is the author of the very famous Paddington Bear books. Bond’s first Paddington book, “A Bear Called Paddington” was published in 1958 and since then, Paddington’s adventures have been published in almost 20 countries and in over 40 languages. Bond has written other series, like Olga da Polga and a culinary mystery series for adults featuring a character called Monsieur Pamplemousse. Michael Bond has won many awards for his contributions to children’s literature and had sold millions of books throughout his prolific career. Come check out one of his books at the library!

CEL Creative Calendar Competition

Get creative over the summer and help design the 2018 CEL calendar.
All CEL children are challenged to submit an image for their birthday month – it can be a drawing, collage, photo of a 3D work …
Please hand your work in: either in an A4 envelope to CEL or by e-mailing a 300dpi jpg file to calendar@celstuttgart.de by 15th September.
Please include the name of your child, their age, birthday month and your membership number with the entry.
The winners will be announced at the CEL open day on Saturday 23rd September.
All entries will be displayed on the CEL homepage and Facebook Page/Group.
The winning entries will be made into a calendar which will be available for members to purchase in aid of CEL funds.

 

June’s Spotlight is on Megan McDonald

Megan McDonald is an American author (and Librarian!) from Pennsylvania know for the junior fiction series, Judy Moody. Judy Moody is an adventurous 3rd grader whose antics are sure to made any reader laugh. Judy also has a brother she calls Stink and McDonald has written a spin-off series about Stink as well. Come check out one of her books at the library!

School holiday, finger print, storytelling workshop

Next Friday 16th June CEL will be closed in the morning, but from 15:00 in the afternoon we have a school holiday finger print, storytelling workshop for you to take part in. In our sample we have an owl waiting for his dinner. Why don’t you bring your fingers and see what story you can tell. Maybe your story will end happily for everyone 🙂

February’s Spotlight is on Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and illustrator of the Hiccup series, better known as “How to Train Your Dragon”, and the Emily Brown books. Cowell has been writing books since she was nine years old, but didn’t have her first book published until she was 33. Cressida Cowell’s best friend in school was Lauren Child (of Charlie and Lola fame). Come check out one of her books at the library!

A great time was had by all at our Adult and Teen Felting workshop

Our evening was full of fun and color! The library fundraiser with teens and adults was creative and busy, but most importantly brought in some needed funds and was full giggles!!! The members made what their hearts desired: a polka-dotted lizard, a yellow banana slug, food for the shopping stand, a sprinkled doughnut, bracelets and hair bands, a mysterious unicorn and even a sweet mouse!…..


Many thanks to Julie for a great evening – if you want to know more about Julie’s felting check out her website. http://www.license-to-thrill.biz/