Episode Summary: Children's librarians Olivia Darrell and Christine Freeman talk about MCPL's upcoming 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. It's a fun way to help prepare your child for kindergarten and beyond, all while fostering a love of reading. Registration for this program begins Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Recording Date: February 7, 2018
Hosts: Julia Dina and Lauren Martino
Guests: Olivia Darrell and Christine Freeman. Olivia Darrell is a librarian in our Collection Management department who selects the children's fiction for MCPL. Christine Freeman is our Early Literacy and Children's Services Manager. She also manages the Noyes Library for Young Children.
Featured MCPL Resource: Bookflix, read along with classic video storybooks on this learn-to-read site, which also includes related nonfiction e-books.
What Our Guests Are Reading Or Listening to:
Olivia Darrell: This American Life, an NPR show featuring spoken essays, memoirs, and other non-fiction narratives organized around a theme. No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts, and The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell by, well, W. Kamau Bell.
Books and Other Media Mentioned During this Episode:
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Bark George by Jules Feiffer
Families, Families, Families by Suzanne Lang
First Snow by Bomi Park
Get a Hit Mo by David A. Adler
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards
Horn Book: A magazine filled with book reviews and articles of interest to children's librarians. It is used by librarians to select books and other material.
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison
In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson
Jarabi Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T. Smith
Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Looking for Bongo by Eric Velasquez
Malika's Costume by Nadia L Horn
Marta Big & Small by Jen Arena
My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith
Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller
School Library Journal: A magazine filled with book reviews and articles of interest to school librarians and children's librarians. It is used by librarians to select books and other material, as well as keep up with developments in the field of children's librarianship.
Thunder Boy Jr by Sherman Alexie
We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp
MCPL Resources Mentioned During this Episode:
Beanstack: A fun site for logging books and more. MCPL uses Beanstack for many programs, including 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, our Reading Challenge, and our summer read and learn programs.
BookFlix: Read along with classic video storybooks on this learn-to-read site, which also includes related nonfiction e-books.
TumbleBooks: An online collection of animated, talking picture books. Includes story books, chapter books, nonfiction, videos, and more. Includes books in French and Spanish.