Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Reading Week 7: Carnival / Circus

Well, this is the last week of summer reading. It's hard to believe that the summer is winding down...didn't it just get started? This week to close out our summer of creativity we're looking at books about carnivals and the circus. We're having our very own Carnival of Creativity Outdoor Fair to celebrate the end of summer reading this Thursday, August 13th from 10:30am - 1:00pm. The fair is going to be held in Aquidneck Park adjacent to the library. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic lunch! The Outdoor Fair will include storytelling by the amazing Katie Latimer, a performance by the Ocean State Children's Choir, a presentation from the Elite Academy of Dance, a puppet workshop with Sue Klau, sand art, face painting and a cake walk with cake donated by Katrina's! Children who have completed the summer reading program will also receive their certificate, free book and toy prize. We will also have drawings for grand prizes and for the PawSox tickets! It's going to be lots of fun and I hope to see you all there!

To The Big Top by Jill Esbaum (jE Esbaum)

When the circus comes to the small town of Willow Grove in the early 1900s, best friends Benny and Sam enjoy an exciting day helping set up the tent, admiring the various animals, and anticipating the big show.

Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? by Carlyn Beccia (jE Beccia)

A rhyming alphabetical description of Big Top life and attractions, interspersed with facts about particular circus acts and personalities of the past.

P.T. Barnum: Genius of the Three-Ring Circus by Karen Clemens Warrick (j920 Barnum)

A fascinating biography of circus owner P.T. Barnum.

The Carnivorous Carnival (Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 9) by Lemony Snicket (j Snicket)

On the run as suspected murderers, the unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves trapped in the Caligari Carnival, where they must masquerade as freaks in order to hide from the evil Count Olaf.

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