Week of May 16, 2022 | TK | Insects
Lulu and Sam know how to include some new friends when they play Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, saving the playground from hairy monsters and big mean robots.
Video Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy presented by Langworthy Public Library Includes a read-aloud (running time 6:56) and a ladybug paper craft (runs from minute 7:00 to 10:24)
Video Step-by-step instructions to make a paper ladybug
Week of May 16, 2022 | Kindergarten | We Love to Help at Home
In this classic folk tale, four friends live together in a cozy little house. The trouble is, only one of them does any work! The rest of them like to lie around the house all day. Do you think that's fair?
Video The Little Red Hen, presented by StoryTime at Awnie's House (running time 5:57)
Dad Bakes, by Katie Yamasaki
In this slice-of-life picture book, a father and daughter share a love of baking. After a long shift at the bakery, the father returns home for some rest, after which he and his daughter prepare dough together for a special bake.
Put it on the List, by Kristen Darbyshire
When family members see the consequences of forgetting to write things on the grocery list, they not only do better at keeping the list up-to-date, they also help with the shopping.
Kitchen Connection Basic vanilla butter cake recipe
Week of May 16, 2022 | First Grade | A World of Worms
Worm attempts various jobs for his animal friends so that he can buy painting supplies and enter the art contest.
Video Worm Gets a Job presented by Mrs. Snively
I Can Only Draw Worms, by Will Mabbitt
Teaches the reader to count to ten using worms that have great adventures or everyday experiences, described but not illustrated due to the author/illustrator's inability to draw anything but worms.
Video I Can Only Draw Worms (abridged) presented by Puffin Books (running time 1:58)
Crafty Connection Students draw segmented worms onto a bookmark, or create worms from clay
Week of May 16, 2022 | Second Grade | Boredom Buster: Reading
When a bored girl meets a potato who finds children tedius, she tries to prove him wrong by demonstrating all of the things they can do, from turning cartwheels to using their imaginations.
Video Click here for a read-aloud by the author, and a drawing demo from the illustrator.
Video Click here for Found Object Doodles by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (who probably is never bored!)
Legend of Spud Murphy, by Eoin Colfer
When their mother drops them off at the library several afternoons a week, nine-year-old William and his brother dread the overbearing librarian, but are surprised at what they discover. Chapter 1 and 2 of 5.
Crafty Connection Children draw and cut out a potato bookmark from brown paper.
Week of May 16, 2022 | Third Grade | Responsibility
Nanette's Baguette, by Mo Willems
Complications ensue when a young frog's mother gives her the responsibility of buying the family baguette.
My Brother Louis Measures Worms and Other Louis Stories, by Barbara Robinson
Mary Elizabeth relates the humorous misadventures of her brother Louis in this collection of short stories featuring two very responsible children who somehow find themselves at the center of chaos.
This week part 1 of 2: Louis at the Wheel.
Crafty Connection Create a paper village of your own, inspired by buildings from your town.
Week of May 16, 2022 | Fourth Grade | Memorial Day
Tucky Jo and Little Heart, by Patricia Polacco
A fifteen-year-old soldier in World War II meets a sweet young girl in the Philippines who helps him remember what he is fighting for as he helps her and others of her village avoid starvation. Many years later she returns his kindness. Part 1 of 2.
Week of May 16, 2022 | Fifth Grade | Summer Reading Teaser
A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz
Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales as the siblings learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.
Video A Tale Dark and Grimm may be awesome and a little gross... but what if I told you that you have mites living on...your FACE?! Ewww! Now THAT'S gross!