Most know Margaret Wise Brown as author of the preeminent book about going to sleep, Goodnight Moon. There are, however, many other reasons to celebrate Margaret Wise Brown or ‘Brownie,’ as her friends and family referred to her… Early on, she worked as a teacher in the Bank Street School where she learned to play […]
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Kids Who Take Part in PCL’s Summer Reading Program Will Exchange Letters, Emails and Gifts With Children at the Kitengesa Community Library in Uganda This year’s Summer Reading Program has the theme “Every Hero Has a Story” and young readers at Providence Community Library (PCL) will get a chance to be real live heroes by […]
New Rhode Island PBS Production Premieres in June Teachers, librarians, and children’s book enthusiasts of all ages poured into Rhode Island PBS studios recently to be part of the live studio audience for the taping of Author’s Studio, a new Rhode Island PBS production featuring conversations with visiting writers. The special guest in the episode, […]
Calling writers, ages 13-17! Frequency Writers is launching its first teen workshop, open to writers of all levels and genres. Spend a month creating, experimenting, and playing on paper. Write seriously—and have your writing be taken seriously. This workshop will be taught by two of RI’s most dynamic and committed writers, Franny Choi and Kate […]
Kids of all ages are invited to their local public library this summer to discover new books andÂ presentations by summer reading program educators and artists. Plenty of educators are sure to spark a smile with their fizzy fun presentations! Fizz Boom Read! (children’s program) Kids… You can get their summer reading done while having lots […]
Â Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the ‘one book, one state’ initiative for students in grades 4-6, kicks off its 5th year with Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. A May 31st kickoff event with Grabenstein will take place from 2:00 — 4:00 pm at the State House. The festivities include a public program, […]
Happy Spring! April Vacation Week is already here. Â Here are a few easy activities for you and your school vacationing clan to check out. 1. Visit the bluebells in Swan Point Woods, Providence.Â If you head into in these magical woods you will find the most wonderful and secret (Ssh!) glen of bluebells.Â To get […]
We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.
Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentleyâ€™s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.
RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Lincoln School – 301 Butler Avenue, Providence, RI Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it boasts one of the best book festivals in the nation.Â Thousands of people come to the Book Festival each year to meet […]