Sometimes it’s great to get a new take on an old classic! If you liked these classic novels, check out the graphic novel adaptations and see how they compare to the originals! These are all graphic novels that you can check out and read from anywhere on a computer, tablet, or smart phone using our ComicsPlus database! All you need is your Alvin Sherman Library Card!
E-books exploring the philosophical and emotional reasons parents, guardians and others decide to become a home educator. Practical guides are also included such as what to areas of focus home educators may want to concentrate on.
Looking to improve your communication skills? How about resolve conflicts with family effectively? Need ideas for activities to keep your children entertained during the long summer months? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then this list is for you! Check out any of these items using your Alvin Sherman Library card and don't forget to come to the interactive "We Love our Family: Fun Tips for Resovling Conflicts and Getting Along!" workshop.
Try a thriller by International Bestselling Author Lisa Unger. Her novels have sold more than 2 million copies and have been translated into twenty-six languages.
June is Great Outdoors Month so stay hydrated and energized while you take in your upcoming adventure! Spend your summer planning your next endeavor with a little help from these books on this list. Meant for all ages, this list will give you tips and guide lines on how to “outdoor” safely. Your adventure awaits!
June 21st is International day of yoga! Celebrate Yoga Day with some sun salutations, meditation, or just brushing up on your asanas! Don’t know where to begin? This booklist caters to all yogis of any level or age and in your deepest stretch, you will be able to relax, unwind, and find peace. Begin the evolution of self while learning the key components of yoga.
Summer is the time when libraries traditionally encourage children in their leisure reading with fun programming and prizes. At the Alvin Sherman Library, we invite adults to rediscover the joy of summer reading. Here is a list to get your started. Don't forget to sign up for Adult Summer Reading Awards with the chance to win prizes all summer long.
May is Latino Books Month! Many of the books in this list are Pura Belpre award winners or honor books. The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. It is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Will your child be learning to swim or practicing swimming this summer? Check out books about swimming lessons, learn about water safety, and explore community resources. Water Smart Broward http://www.watersmartbroward.org/ SWIMS Foundation http://swimsfoundation.org/ American Red Cross www.redcross.org Kyan’s Kause www.kyanskause.org
Get ready to kick off the summer with some tunes and texts to get you grooving! This selection includes books, CDs, and DVDs with motion and dancing. Recommended for children ages 3-8.
Go on safari by exploring wild animals that live here in Florida and in the amazing continent of Africa! Do you know where each animal lives? Check out our wide selection of non-fiction books to find out!
This summer, learn all about the mighty jungle and the animals that live there! Find out where the jungles are located: South America, Africa, or Asia! Then read a book that takes place in the jungle. Don't miss a special Jungle Jam puppet show at storytime this summer on Thursday, August 3, 10:30-11:15am. Enjoy animal puppets and encourage singing, self-esteem, creativity and so much fun!
Superheroes are great and all, but there are some awesome graphic novels out there that don’t include them at all! For example, did you know you can read about history in a graphic novel? Realistic Fiction? Fairy tales? Check out some of our favorites below and open up your comic universe.
Enjoy stories and explore different cultures from around the world this summer with multicultural folktales! If you like these stories, you'll love our Music Around the World series this summer! Mondays, 7 - 7:45pm (June 12 - July 31), explore a joyous blend of music, games, songs and dances from a different region of the world each week.
Discover new-to-you stories from years past and enjoy sharing them with your children! Reading a chapter or two aloud each night is a great way to introduce longer, more complex stories to younger children, or make a Just the Two of Us book club by checking out two copies of the same book, reading along and discussing the book with an older child.
Whether you're looking for an insightful, inspiring children's book quote to share with your child, or just looking for an excuse to re-read these classic tales, check out some of our favorite lines from our favorite stories for children (and yes, for grown-ups too)!
A new baby in the family! The arrival of a baby can be a confusing time for siblings. These stories (some tender, some funny) can help start conversations to prepare siblings for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister.
These poems are full of rhythm, rhyme and repetition -- all great ways to help develop your young child's early literacy skills and instill a love of words and books. Snuggle up and share new poems and classic nursery rhymes!
The Bard may have written some of the most famous works of all time, but YA authors are not afraid to twist his stories for contemporary audiences! Check out the books below that feature some fabulous Shakespearean elements.