Have you ever read and book that was so good you didn’t want it to end? When it is part of a series, it doesn’t – at least not right away! Try one of these and mark off “Read a Book That’s Part of a Series” on the week 8 game card for teens. Remember, the last day to return game cards is Saturday, July 31. Winners of the prize drawing will be announced the following week. (more…)
Choose one of these favorite children’s classics to share with a child and mark the activity off this week’s game card for adults. Reading to even the very young helps build a lifelong love of reading! (more…)
Welcome to the week 8, the final week of Tails and Tales, the 2021 summer reading program!
Reading to children from birth is an important part of introducing them to language, building vocabulary and a lifelong love of reading. Even very young children can benefit from reading and hearing poetry. While it’s sing-song nature is soothing, poetry can also help children learn about phonemic sounds, build vocabulary and encourage creativity – all important in building literacy skills.
If your ready to give poetry a try, here are some of our favorite poetry books for children of all ages.
Among a Thousand Fireflies by Helen Frost
Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer
Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast by Jack Prelutsky
Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry compiled by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Don’t forget to pick up your week 8 game card!
What are you reading this week? It’s week seven of the summer reading program and time to pick up this week’s game card! (more…)
If the beach is one of your favorite vacation spots, this list of books may be just what you are looking for. Read one, then cross of “Books Set at the Beach” on this week’s game card! Remember to turn in your completed game card for a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the summer reading program!
Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman
The Lighthouse by P. D. James
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
Ocean Prey by John Sandford
Pawleys Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Week seven of the summer reading program is here! Reading is a great way to beat the heat, but sometimes its nice to sit back and watch a good movie. Try one of these “Movies Based on a Book” and cross it off on this week’s game card. (more…)
Which is better, the book or the movie? Here are 10 movies based on books to put to the test. You can check out the movie, book or both from your local Fauquier Public Library and decide for yourself which is better (the book is always, better, isn’t it?). (more…)
Welcome to week 6 of Tails and Tales! It’s time for another game card with fun activities, reading ideas and more! If you’re looking to cross off “Read a Book About a Mythical Creature” on this week’s game card, here are some suggestions that include all sorts of mythical creatures, from fierce dragons to magical fairies. (more…)
Joke and riddle books are fantastic for all types of readers, from confident readers to reluctant readers. Learning a joke or riddle, telling a joke or riddle, and receiving positive feedback builds memory skills, problem-solving skills, and confidence in public speaking/performance skills! Pick one up this week to cross of “Read a Joke or Riddle Book” on the week six game card for kids. (more…)
Watching a movie adaptation of one of your favorite books can be a fun way to revisit a familiar story in a new way. It can also provide an interesting discussion topic: which was better the book or the movie? This week it is also a way to complete a task on Week 5’s summer reading program game card. (more…)