In this wintry episode of NOOK Online Storytime, author Jan Brett reads The Mitten.
A classic Ukrainian folktale retold and stunningly illustrated by Brett, The Mitten follows the adventures of little Nicki, who loses his white mitten in the snow -- and the curious crew of woodland animals who happen upon it and have their mischievous fun.
In Part 3 of our mini series on American history, we look at more of Ben Franklin's inventions and innovations. We explore Franklin's library chair and his long arm he used to reach his books. We look at how Ben devised the concept that became known as daylight savings time. Please keep watching, subscribe and check out our playlist.
In Part 1 of our animated history series on Ben Franklin, we learn that Ben Franklin was not only a great statesman but a great inventor. In this series, we look at some of Ben Franklin inventions and innovations like the bifocals, lightning rod and swimming fins. Please keep watching, subscribe and check out our playlist.
Top 10 Inventions Made by Kids. Sometimes it is hard to believe that the inventions on this list were made by kids. It is something so simple, yet it make a huge impact on the way we live today. So here is the list of the Top 10 Inventions Made by Kids.
It's easy to make fun of stuff - it's cooler to make stuff! Kid President has a life-long wish fulfilled when he gets to see how jet engines are made and is provided with the inspiration to finish a project of his own.
Say hello to the Storm Sleeper, submitted by Chucker Luetje on behalf of Julia Luetje from Leawood, Kansas. Next time there's a thunderstorm, just slide your head into this soothing pillow fort. Vote for the Storm Sleeper at MyDreamvention.com, and you could win $1,000 from Frito-Lay Variety Packs
Check out Chalkers, submitted by Jessica Kreager on behalf of Anna Kreager from Cedar Park, Texas. Get creative from your head to your toes with this chalk-drawing tool that attaches easily to your shoes. Vote for Chalkers at MyDreamvention.com, and you could win $1,000 from Frito-Lay Variety Packs!
Meet the Shoe Purse, submitted by Ellen Murphy on behalf of Grace Murphy from Needham, Massachusetts. It’s the perfect place to stash your stuff when you’re on a run or at a game. Vote for the Shoe Purse at MyDreamvention.com for the chance to win $1,000 from Frito-Lay Variety Packs!
Courtney took us to the 75th anniversary celebration of ‘Dubble Bubble’ bubblegum. She tells us the history of how the famous gum company got started. She also gets some pointers on how to blow the perfect bubble, from Ina Cambridge, the 2003 Dubble Bubble National Bubble Blowing Champion
10:33 Students between the ages of six and twelve offer sage advice at the National Invention Convention on solving real-world problems, big and small. Behold: the Blackberry Picker, Storibot, and the ChemotheraPop. Nov 13, 2017
Explore a #OneWorldView of the NYPL The New York Public Library with our City Pulse Ambassadors! Learn more about the city's iconic places and hidden treasures by coming to One World Observatory (oneworldobservatory.com/tickets) and meeting an Ambassador, in-person.
Discover the story behind one of New York City's most iconic buildings, the New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Located at 42nd St and 5th Avenue, the landmark building is the center point of the NYPL system which includes 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
Luis Soriano has found a novel way of getting books to children in rural Colombia - a mobile library on the back of a donkey!
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National Fire Protection Association
This 3-minute clip for the Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program "Firefighters are Community Helpers" lesson helps children understand that a firefighter’s gear might look and sound scary, but there is a community helper underneath. The video is useful to supplement the discussion in the body of the lesson. It can also be used to close or extend the lesson.
Hi kids, if you want to learn the concept of a library then always make sure to start with the basic definition. If you are going to read the mere text from a book about what is a library, chances are that your little one won’t grasp the concept. This is the reason why you need to use visuals and you need to take them to a library first so that they can understand what it is.
Luis Soriano, a teacher in the small town of La Gloria, Colombia, has spent the past ten years bringing books to children of the rural communities on the back of his donkeys.
For more information, visit www.ayokaproductions.org .
Produced, directed and edited by Valentina Canavesio, D.o.P: Silas Hagerty
for Ayoka Productions
See how the new Chirp TV tie-in picture books are printed in this behind-the-scenes look at print production. To buy the books, visit: Store.Owlkids.com. For more beind-the-scenes extras, visit OwlkidsBooks.com/ResourcesActivities/TheInsideTrack.
Published on Sep 26, 2016
Find out about the first book in the Shelter Pet Squad series.
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Cynthia Lord and Derek Anderson - Celebrate Hamster's special day with Derek Anderson and friends in HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAMSTER, the funny and charming follow-up to HOT ROD HAMSTER from Cynthia Lord and Derek Anderson.
The New York Public Library
Published on May 20, 2011
The New York Public Library's iconic marble lions Patience and Fortitude turn 100 years old on May 20, 2011, and to honor the occasion, famed artist Nathan Sawaya has created two mini-versions of the lions... out of more than 60,000 gray LEGO blocks.
Over the centuries, millions of people from around the globe were attracted by the American Dream and came to be the US for a chance at a better life. Today, more than 1 in 8 Americans are immigrants, and this is what makes this country so diverse.
If you can draw a circle and a square, then you can draw Sam, from LIBRARY MOUSE! Grab some paper and a marker, and join author/illustrator Daniel Kirk as he teaches us to draw simplified versions of his amazing, painted illustrations. Daniel even gives us a sneak peek at his new book, A PRAYER FOR THE ANIMALS!
Sylvia Mendez was 9 when her father became a plaintiff in a lawsuit that forced the Westminster school district, in Orange County, Calif., to allow children of Mexican descent to attend schools with white students.
Published on May 13, 2014
Sylvia Mendez is an American civil rights activist of Mexican-Puerto Rican heritage. At age eight, she played an instrumental role in the Mendez v. Westminster case, the landmark desegregation case of 1946.
Scientists from NASA have developed special high-tech cage habitats designed for sending rodents into space to live on the International Space Station. Created by scientists at NASA'a Ames Research Centre in Moffett Field, California, the Rodent Research Facility was made to test the long term effects of microgravity on mammals.
Published on Sep 15, 2018
The Isle of Cumbrae Pipe Band playing "Scotland The Brave" as they march out of Braemar from the Mews after the 2018 Braemar Gathering weekend. They finish with some verses of "The Gambler" as they reach Castleton Hall.
Baker & Taylor
Published on Jan 11, 2019
We are thrilled to share this introduction to New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix’s new middle grade series, Greystone Secrets, as told by the author herself! Preorder your copies of Book 1 in the series, The Strangers (ISBN 9780062838377), which is filled with mysteries and plot twists aplenty, and arriving on shelves April 2, 2019.
Skokie Public Library
Published on Sep 19, 2014
Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of dozens of books for children and teens. Her newest, "Revealed," is part of the Missing series. To learn more about Margaret visit haddixbooks.com
In 1948, Alice Coachman became the first African American woman to win a gold medal, after leaping 1.68 meters (5 ft 6⅛ in) in the finals of the high jump at the 1948 London Olympics. In this episode, civil rights icons Tommie Smith (1968 Gold Medalist) and Minnijean Brown Trickey (member of the Little Rock Nine), discuss how Coachman's achievements were far more significant than just a gold medal in sports.