Ranney's Reading Corner

Welcome to Mrs. Ranney's Reading Corner!  I want to share news about books, science and general cool information (because the library is the place for information, right?). 
Click on the image below to find some really fun Dot Day activities!

Dot Day

What's new in the library? 

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Bear and his friends (Squirrel, Other Squirrel and Rabbit) work together to prepare a really big show for their forest friends. This includes a sparkly curtain, tiny hats for birds and shiny tickets. Bear keeps meticulous notes as the self-appointed “note taker”, because he does not want to perform (he’s nervous). Frenzied preparations ensue and bear takes lots of notes. The big night arrives and all the forest creatures are waiting in the audience. There’s one problem, though. They forgot to write a show! Oh, no!!!

Luckily, Bear comes through and mentions that he has a song that he created. They beg him to perform and he finally agrees. The forest creatures love it! The show is a success! Thanks goodness for Bear.

The story moves along at a quick pace, helped along by the illustrations, some in comic panel-like sequences. Colors are bright and energetic and Bear’s notes are front and center a few times, which help with the busyness of the story. Bear’s nervousness is acknowledged and his bravery in going up to the stage to sing is noted. Maybe, this story will encourage some human friends to work together and put on a show! Recommended.

Hank the Cowdog has come to life in a new podcast series, starring Matthew McConaughey!  This is a hilarious romp through Hank's life the 'head of ranch security', with his sidekick, Drover and a colorful lot of characters.  Give it a listen!

Click on the image below to go to the official website! Here you will get more information.

Hank the Cowdog