by Bethany R. I’m often told that I use big words. That may be true, but as the daughter of a writer/editor and growing up in a family of bookworms, I come by it naturally. However, I don’t think that using big or usual words is necessarily a bad thing. I believe very much in … Continue reading Power of Words
Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels Since December is "Read a New Book Month," why not choose a new book to read from one of these "best" book lists? Book Page--Book page editor picks the best books of 2021. Good Reads--GoodReads Choice Awards of 2021. Guardian--Best books of the year according to the Guardian news agency. Kirkus--Best fiction … Continue reading Best Books of 2021
Bibliotheca is coming soon to Rockwall County Library.
Redding, Anna Crowley. The Gravity Tree. Freeman, Anna Harber. Shaped By Her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez. Leung, Julie. Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee. Nickel, Sandra. The Stuff Between The Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe. Sorell, Traci. Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross. Williams, Alicia. Jump At The Sun: … Continue reading Best Picture Book Biographies
QUESTION: Does Mrs. Miller really count all the seeds in the pumpkin?ANSWER: Absolutely, YES!! And here’s how she does it: 1. First, she cuts the top off the pumpkin and gets all her materials ready: Spoon, wax paper, flashlight, and paper towels because her hands get really messy and slippery. 2. Second, she takes all … Continue reading London Is Our Pumpkin Seed Contest Winner!
Bat Week 2021 is October 24-31. Find these new books about bats at Rockwall County Library. Klatte, Kathleen. Bats at Night. Milner, Charlotte. The Bat Book. Munro, Roxie. Anteaters, Bats, and Boas. Santos, Tracie. Bats and Other Animals.
October 12, 2021 is Ada Lovelace Day! For Adults: Chiaverini, Jennifer. Enchantress of Numbers. (Fiction) Essinger, James. Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age. Seymour, Miranda. In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Byron's Wife and Daughter. For Kids: Hayes, Amy. Ada Lovelace: First Computer Programmer. McCulley, Emily. Dreaming in … Continue reading Ada Lovelace Day
Going to State Fair offers plenty of opportunities to examine physical forces like gravity, friction and drag. This year there will be more than 70 rides in the Midway. If kids want to learn more about forces and motion after their ride, here are some selections at Rockwall County Library:
Enjoy these books with your children for Grandparent's Day on September 12, 2021. Brown-Wood, JaNay. Grandma's Tiny House: a County Story!(2017). In this counting book, Grandma's family and friends join her in a feast. Cummings, Phil. Newspaper Hats (2016). Grandpa's memory is fading but he still enjoys a favorite activity with Georgie. Del Rizzo, Suzanne. … Continue reading Grandparent’s Day
Graff, Garrett. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History. (973.931 GRA) Gratz, Alan. Ground Zero. (J F GRA) Mafi, Tahereh. A Very Large Expanse of Sea. (YA F Tah) Nolan, Janet. Seven and a Half Tons of Steel. (J 623.8256 NOL) Rinaldi, Tom. The Red Bandana (LP B Crowther). Streatfeild, Dominic. A History … Continue reading 9/11 Twenty Years Later