Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween is a month away!

Halloween is just around the corner - one month away! So, it's time to start planning this year's costume!

For some creative, homemade, and easy costume ideas check out's article:

35+ Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids. (Most can be adapted for bigger kids and even adults! I may just go ahead and make one of these for myself.)

Good luck crafting and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Games on cupcakes?

Do you recognize what games are pictured on the cupcakes above? I somehow stumbled across THIS AWESOME WEBSITE filled with game-themed cupcakes. And they're not just cute pictures- they're a GAME!

Browse through the 100 cupcake pictures and see what you know. Then roll your mouse over the question marks to see if you're right. I had a good time admiring the frosting-masterpieces as well as testing my game-recognition in the 100 Games Cupcake Game.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Fall!

Today marks the first official full Fall day! The summer ended last night just a little past 11pm (while we were all asleep!). Fall marks the start of all kinds of exciting things like cooler temperatures (but not too cold - those come in Winter), beautifully colored leaves on trees, and knowing that Halloween is just around the corner.

Why not read a fun Fall book? Here are some ideas:

Seasonal Crafts: Autumn by Gillian Chapman

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

Picking Apples & Pumpkins by Amy and Richard Hutchings

How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro

Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Fall is For Friends by Suzy Spafford

Have a Happy Fall everybody!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Legend of The Guardians : The Owls of Ga'Hoole arrives today

Legend of The Guardians : The Owls of Ga'Hoole opens in theaters Friday! Even if you haven't read the books yet, who wouldn't love to look at talking owls this cute?

For those unfamiliar, here is a plot synopsis adapted from the one on Movie Insider:

The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from Soren. But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences--causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls.

Be sure to check out the beloved "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" series by Kathryn Lasky. Click here to place a hold on the first book!

And visit the official movie website here:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Flipped Has Arrived.

Incase you missed it, Flipped opened this past weekend in a few select theaters around Long Island! So exciting!

Haven't read Wendelin Van Draanen's fabulous book yet? Come in and check one out or click here to reserve a copy.

Here's a quick plot refesher from for those who read it a while ago (that would be me-- thanks Movietickets):

When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows its love. But Bryce isn't so sure. Girl-phobic and easily embarrassed, young Bryce does everything he can to keep his outspoken wannabe girlfriend at arm's length... for the next six years, which isn't easy since they go to the same school and live across the street from each other. But if Juli finally looks away, will it be Bryce's turn to be dazzled? "Flipped" takes Bryce and Juli from grade school to junior high; through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, as they make the discoveries that will define who they are - and who they are to each other.

Awesome book, awesome author, hopefully awesome movie. Exciting stuff!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

If he was still alive, today would mark Roald Dahl's 94th birthday.

In celebration, check out one of Roald Dahl's famous, fantastic children's novels such as The BFG, the ever-popular Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, or my personal favorite, Matilda.

Or find your own favorite in the library!

And did you know there are several biographies on Roald, such as "D is for Dahl: a gloriumptious A-Z guide to the world of Roald Dahl".

And be sure to take a look at Roald Dahl's AWESOME website: There's a lot to read and do!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Happy September! Did you know it's now officially Library Card Sign-up month? If you don't have one yet, now's the time! Want to know why? Here are a few things you can do:

1. Access the computers (and the printer) at the library.
2. Check out books, movies, music, games, and other materials.
3. Sign up for all kinds of cool FREE programs and activities.
4. Get personal homework help or do research from the comfort of your home.

Come in, get a card, and find out how you can do all of these things. For more information call or visit your library's website!

And for more on what you can do with a library card check out the American Library Association's "52 Ways to use your library card."
Copyright 2009 Laura Druda