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Out and about at the Public Library

Out and about at the Public Library

by Kitty Shea, Zachary Trover
     
 

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A group of children go on a field trip for a guided tour of a public library, where they learn how to find and check out books and other materials. Includes an activity.

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A group of children go on a field trip for a guided tour of a public library, where they learn how to find and check out books and other materials. Includes an activity.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Has your child ever wondered what happens to a book when you drop it in the return slot at the library? This title can answer her question. Set up as a class field trip, this lively look at a local institution teaches and entertains. As a librarian shows a group of children around a library, readers also see behind the scenes, learning how a library works, what a librarian's job is like, and how to find a book. The bold cartoon-like illustrations pull readers in, making them part of the picture. An ingenious notebook is included on each page, providing extra fun facts about libraries without interrupting the flow of the story. The book concludes with ideas about how to make a personal library, fun facts, a glossary, and web sites for additional information. This is a perfect circle time story for preschool children before a visit to the library. 2006, Picture Window Books, Ages 5 to 10.
—Leah Hanson
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Well-crafted books about field trips that show the detailed workings of each facility. Each title starts with a series of questions. For example, Mint asks, "Why do coins have raised edges?" The question then is answered in the subsequent story, as a tour guide escorts a group of children through the mint: "Rims protect coins from scratches and make them easier to stack." Each book includes a related activity, such as creating a personal medical chart in Hospital. Shea walks readers through a public library from utilizing the computerized catalog to find materials to asking reference questions and borrowing items. The only weakness of this series lies in the generic-looking illustrations that are digitally produced and do not match the sophistication of the texts.-Tanaz Sutaria, John Gomes Elementary, Fremont, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404811508
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Simply Science Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 9 Years

Meet the Author


Kitty Shea founded Ideas & Words in 1988 with the goal of following her curiosity into different writing disciplines and subject matter. She has since authored books for young readers, served as editor of home and travel magazines, edited cookbooks, and published hundreds of articles and essays. Kitty Shea has also taught in the journalism department of her alma mater, the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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