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March 2013

by: 
Connie, Lakewood Library

What do you get when you cross a vampire with a snowman?
FROSTBITE!
 

Why did I just tell you that silly joke?
Because April is  NATIONAL HUMOR MONTH!

What is the funniest book you ever read?
One of my favorites (and it was hard to choose just one) is:

STOP THAT PICKLE!
by Peter Armour
When Mrs. Elmira Deeds waddles into Mr. Adolph's deli and asks for a pickle, chaos erupts!  The pickle escapes from the jar and a cast of zany characters joins in the chase to stop the pickle as it attempts to run away. This book is so fun to read aloud. I especially like to talk like the "seventeen toasted almonds"!

Have you heard this one?

When does B come after U?
When you steal some of its honey!

A funny author I love is Jon Scieszca.
All of his books, from picture books like, The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales,
to his chapter books like, The Time Warp trio,  can always make me laugh.

Check out his hilarious (and slightly weird) website.

Okay, here is my last joke -

Knock, knock
(who's there?)
Cows say
(cows say who?)
No silly, cows say Moo!

Do you have a favorite funny book or joke to share?

by: 
Tisha, Evergreen Library

Do you know anything about the Vietnam War? I had a vague idea of what happened during that complex time period, and learned more about it in this easy-to-read and comprehensive book:
Vietnam War: Living Through The Vietnam War, by Cath Senker

One of the more famous events at the end of this war was the airlift of Vietnamese orphans out of the capital of Saigon. This fascinating story of one baby’s journey was written after the author interviewed the now-grown girl and pieced together amazing details about her young life in Vietnam. Read her story in Last Airlift: a Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War, by Marsha Skrypuch.

Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy, by Andrew Warren, tells the story of a young Amerasian boy who is rescued during the same airlift, though he is a much older boy and remembers more.

Great fiction has also been written about Vietnam and the war:

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam, by award-winning author Cynthia Kadohata, chronicles the journey of Cracker, a bomb-sniffing dog, and Rick, a hard-headed, difficult-to-get-along-with young man, as they learn to rely on each other for their lives.

Inside Out and Back Again, winner of a Newbery Honor Award, by Thanhha Lai, chronicles a family’s journey to America during the uncertain last days before the Vietcong take over Saigon.

Dogtag Summer, by Elizabeth Partridge, is the story of a young Vietnamese girl whose adopted American father fought in Vietnam and has secrets he is not ready to share.

by: 
Jill, Wheat Ridge Library

Does your toddler like to sing and dance? Do you?

Toddler Dance Party

Saturday, April 6 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Wheat Ridge Library

Come and join our dance party for exercise, learning, and most of all, fun through music!

This is geared toward 2-4 year olds, but all ages are welcome. This party will take place at the Wheat Ridge Library before the library opens for regular business, so please come to the staff entrance located to the west and back from the main door

by: 
Rachel, Standley Lake Library

Did you know that "a giant squid's eyeball can be as big as a human head"?
Or that "the most overdue library book was 288 years late"?
Or how about "if you counted all the hours Angry Birds fans have spent playing the game, it would add up to more than 200,000 years"?
Weird, right? But true!

Here are some more questions for you:
Do you know what Barbie's full name is?
How much an elephant's tooth weighs?
How fast lightning is moving when you see it?

You can find answers to these questions and more in this great series from National Geographic: Weird but True!
The books in this series are full of fascinating and weird facts! Find them at your local library today!

Can't get enough? You can also visit nationalgeographic.com/kids for more fun facts, games, crafts, weird & wacky videos and more!