The library will be closed today for Labor Day, and starting Friday at 10:15 am Mary Lou in the youth services department is trying out a new story program for toddlers called Port Tots. Call the library for more information or to sign up.
Young boys can’t seem to get enough about big machines. If you have a toddler, and beginning reader, or even an older kid in the house still enamored of tractors, cranes, cement mixers, bulldozers, garbage trucks, or large diggers listen up to this week’s review! The Big Trucks series by D. R. Addison and published by PowerKids Press has 6 titles in the series. Published about 7 years ago, these hardback books with full color photographs are sure to catch the eye. Each book is told in one or two easy to read sentences on each page, with a subject matter that is sure to encourage young boys and even some girls to learn to read along. Each book has less than 25 pages but still features a modified table of contents, index, and glossary. This means that if you have even a 5th grader learning how to do research projects this would be a good resource to consult.
Of particular interest to the area farm kids will be the book focusing on tractors. This book goes through different sizes of tractors, each with a large picture, and then various attachments that do different jobs. If you’re loyal to a particular brand of tractor, don’t worry; these books aren’t sponsored by any particular machine manufacturer. At the back of each book is a listing for a website with the most up to date information from the publisher on that particular book’s subject, online activities related to that subject, or just links to printable coloring pages.
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit.