Tumblebooks–online books for children. Try ‘Lola at the Library.’
A sweet story…. Lola loves Tuesdays because that is the day she and her mother go to the library. Everything about the trip is an exciting adventure — from packing her backpack with books and her all-important library card, to storytimes and singing, to choosing new books and the walk home, when they always stop for a special treat. But the best time of all is when Mommy reads her story at bedtime.
Spring online story for children– Cinnamon and the April shower: http://tinyurl.com/cvqm9lu
Children can watch talking picture books, and older children can read the printed word while listening to the audio book. Some books have accompanying video.
Available online at http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/kids-page/
Winter Is The Warmest Season
Most people think summer is the warmest season. This story, however, is brimming with evidence to the contrary–from roaring fires to grilled cheese sandwiches to toasty flannel pajamas. A unique twist on the traditional wintertime picture book, the beautiful visual narrative follows a boy and his family though a day of hot breakfasts, steaming afternoon cocoa, and a festive candlelit party before bed. With its inviting scenes, poetic text, and gorgeous illustrations, Winter Is the Warmest Season celebrates all the wonderful things that make winter the coziest time of the year. Tumblebooks–online books for children…. http://tinyurl.com/bke896f
A.A. Milne created a series of books about Winnie the Pooh, his son Christopher Robin, and their friends in the 100-Acre-Wood.
Winnie the Pooh Day was created to celebrate the birth of A.A. Milne on January 18, 1882.
During the first World War, troops from Winnipeg were being transported to eastern Canada on their way to Europe. When the train stopped in Ontario, Lt. Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub for $20 from a hunter who had killed its mother. He named her “Winnipeg”, after his hometown or “Winnie” for short.
Winnie became the mascot of the Brigade and went to Britain with the unit. After the war, Winnie went to the London Zoo where she lived until 1934.