In keeping with World Book Day, March’s Spotlight in on Geography!
CEL has lots of great items on geography. In picture books there is “The Scrambled State of America”, and in games there is “British Isles Puzzle and Poster”. Of course in the nonfiction 900s, there are lots of books to teach us about specific countries or areas of the world. There are 7.7 billion people in the world living in 195 different countries, let’s learn about somewhere or someone new!
Quentin Blake is a British cartoonist, writer and illustrator best known for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl. He won the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2002 for his lasting contribution to children’s literature. Besides Dahl’s books, he’s illustrated for Joan Aiken, Elizabeth Bowen, Sylvia Plath, Roald Dahl, Nils-Olof Franzén, William Steig, and Dr. Seuss. All the Quentin Blake books CEL carries are found in Picture Books. Come check one out today!
You probably already know that a group of lions is called a pride. Did you know that the average pride consists of around 15 lions, including several adult females and up to four males and their cubs of both sexes? There are lots of books starring lions at the library. For example, in picture books there is “There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes!” by Michelle Robinson, “Christian the Lion” by Ruth Knowles in JF and in Nonfiction there is “Lion” by David Kennett (599). Come check one out at the library!
Can you believe it’s already April?
CEL will be closed on Saturday 13th April, Friday 19th April, Saturday 20th April and Saturday 27th April for the school holidays. We will be open as usual on Friday 26th April
April’s spotlight is on sheep. Did you know that there are over 1 billion sheep in the world? CEL has lots of picture books about these furry animals, like “Baa Baa”, “Russell the Sheep” and “The Lamb who Came for Dinner”.
Let one of these warm, fleecy books keep you cozy on rainy days this April when you check one out at CEL.
… a British author, comedian, actor and talent show judge. His books, like “Mr. Stink”, have sold more than 25 million copied and have been translate into more than 50 languages! Walliams has won many awards for his writing and for his many other endeavors as well. He even swam the English Channel AND the Strait of Gibraltar (not consecutively) to raise money for Sport Relief! In addition to “Mr. Stink”, CEL has lots of Walliams’ books available to take home, like “Awful Auntie” and “Billionaire Boy”. They’re found in junior fiction, come check one out soon.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, our November Spotlight is on books about giving thanks. We have many Thanksgiving books, but we also have books about being thankful, like “Bear Says Thanks” and “Thanks a Kazillion”. Come check one out at the library!