Books and Activities
These books and lesson plans may be appropriate for a stand alone story time, or as part of a collaboration project.
Air - Books and Activities
Help young patrons discover this invisible reality that they need to live.
Bicycle Safety -- Books and Activities
Young patrons need to know the importance of bicycle safety. This program provides a lesson for six to eight year olds and accompanying books.
Biker Saints - A Worm in the Hand
The first chapter of a new book. Sebastian faces the same problem as many young people. He has been uprooted from his familiar home in Philadelphia and planted in rural Alabama.
Biker Saints - Alien Heads
Chapter 2 of our serial mystery story for young readers. Making new friends is hard. When we prejudge others, we close the door to friendship.
Biker Saints - Seeing Stars
Chapter 3 in our mystery for young readers. A new friendship grows on a hot summer night.
Book Announcement - Biker Saints
The story "Biker Saints" is a new mystery for readers ages 8 - 12. It will be posted in serial format at BellaOnline, prior to its e-book and print format.
Bread : Story & Activity
Children will become acquainted with how bread crosses cultures.
Butterflies : Story and Activity
Help children discover the wonder of the butterfly´s life cycle.
Christmas Carol Quiz
You canï¿½t escape them! Christmas carols are on the radio, TV, in the stores. How much do you know about Christmas carols? Take the quiz and find out.
Christmas Read-Aloud and Activities
Looking for a great read-aloud and activities for Christmas? Try this great book from Patricia Polacco.
Feelings : Story and Activities
Feelings are a part of us. Part of guiding children is helping them deal with their feelings of hurt and anger.
Flossie and the Fox : Story and Activities
Lessons from a smart girl will delight readers as Flossie matches wits with a fox. Enjoy this American version of Little Red Riding Hood.
Celebrate Youth Art Month and the art of Georgia O´Keefe with this beautiful picture book.
Grandfather Tang's Story - Book and Activities
A story told to a little girl is enlivened by the use of a tangram puzzle. A fun, math related, story-within-a-story.
Graphic Novels for Adults and Reluctant Readers
Of all adult collections, graphic novels are often the most misunderstood and frowned upon. However, they can be tremendously helpful in a variety of ways for your adult population.
Hands : Stories and Activities
Young patrons will become aware of the people who help them in different ways.
Hanukkah Books and Activities
Celebrate the festival of lights with a great book and games.
Ibrahim - Book and Activities
Ibrahim is looking forward to working at his father's stall in Marrakesh's marketplace until the nomadic life calls.
Useful sites for the world of words.
Light - Lesson and Stories
Light is used by all people in celebration. It brings a sense of well being and happiness.
National Letter Writing Week
Celebrate letters and connect books to personal writing.
Native American Stories & Activities
Books to help you connect young patrons to Native American culture and history.
Native Americans Past and Present
As we approach Thanksgiving, let us take an honest look at the heritage of Native Americans.
Orphan Trains - Story and Discussion
Teach students about the Orphan Trains, the social conditions that lead up to this action, and the process for finding new homes for the children.
Our Beckoning Borders : Illegal Immigration
Books and activities that address the volatile issue of legal and illegal immigration to America.
Passage to Egypt - Books and Activities
Literature and activities to explore Egypt, ancient and modern.
Passover Sites and Stories
As we approach Passover, teach your patrons about this holiday celebrating hope and freedom.
Speed Reading for Readers' Advisory
One librarian cannot possibly read every book that is newly released. Alas, it is not possible. However, it is possible to have a sense of the appeal of a book through a few simple steps.
The Flag We Love : Book and Activities
Simple and poetic text accompany factual trivia in this picture book.
The Gift of Corn - Books and Activities
Explore the golden grain that has been the staple of civilizations for thousands of years.
The Mayan Indians of Central America
In the ancient lands of Central America, where the majestic turquoise caribbean sea meets, cool soft sand beaches you will also meet the history of the Mayan people.
The Underground Railroad - Story and Activities
Take a journey to freedom with a great book and lesson ideas!
Uncommon Traveler - Book and Activities
The true adventures of Mary Kingsley will inspire patrons to embrace their dreams. Allow her travels to guide patrons through the adventure of research.
Journey to freedom with this sensational book.
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