Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Make the most of pre-game time and halftime by reading and talking about these great books!
Are you enjoying the football and basketball seasons? Kids across the country sure are! You can be an ALL-STAR parent without missing even one of the season’s big games! And we don’t just mean you’ll be playing and watching and cheering, but you’ll be reading the best books about sports out there. PatchReads and ReadKiddoRead want to get you and your kids talking about some great sports books with the Tailgate Book Club. Follow these steps to make the most of pre-game time, halftime, and all the days in between. Step 1: Pick a book each week based on the ReadKiddoRead Tailgate Book Club List, and have all your friends and their kids read it before game day. Step 2: Gather everyone together for the game. During half-time, put the TV on mute…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Check out ReadKiddoRead's list of the best Halloween books for kids.
Monday, October 15, 2012
All of us—adults, teens and children—enjoy a scary chill. What better time of year than Halloween to indulge in stories that make our spines tingle? It's the perfect time for your family to share some spooky stories each evening. To get you started, here are some Halloween books filled with ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches, haunted houses and black magic that everyone can enjoy together. PICTURE BOOKS for ages 2-6 The youngest children love the fun of Halloween: costumes, trick-or-treating and gentle tales of ghosts and goblins. Here are some books for this age group: GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE By Kazuno Kohara For ages 1-6 There are fuzzy pumpkin costumes in sizes as small as 6 months, so why not a Halloween board book for toddlers? …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Hardcover first editions of Jonathan Grant's books are now in the library's collection.
Jonathan Grant, co-author and editor of the award-winning book The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia, has presented the Tucker-Reid Cofer Library with hardcover first editions of his work. He also introduced the library to his new novels Chain Gang Elementary and Brambleman at Wednesday's event. “Both novels deal with important issues,” Grant said. “I think of them as “book club books.’ Chain Gang Elementary will be of special interest to readers.” Brambleman is a follow-up to The Way It Was in the South and focuses on the mob-driven expulsion of more than 1,000 blacks from Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1912. After that, Forsyth remained virtually an all-white county for almost 100 years. Grant, a former Evansdale …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Chuck Thompson bashes the South in his new book. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will explore loftier subjects in her keynote address.
The Decatur Book Festival expects more than 70,000 people to crowd into downtown this weekend. Go to the book festival website for complete information, such as schedules and author bios. You can also download a new festival app for your mobile device. If you have a short attention span, here are some events that sound provocative or entertaining. All are free unless otherwise noted. FRIDAY, AUG. 31 Kickoff of kid's festival. Latin American author and performer Jose-Luis Orozco will entertain. The book selected for On The Same Page, the citywide reading project, will be announced. 4 p.m. in Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College. Keynote address. Natasha Trethewey of Decatur, the recently appointed U.S. poet laureate, is the speaker. This …