Welcome to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Children's Room!

Ms. Clara Webber was the first children's librarian of Pomona Public Library. A long time correspondent with Mrs. Laura Ingalls Wilder, she was instrumental in having the Children's Room named in honor of Mrs. Wilder on May 25, 1950. Today, we house the original hand written manuscript for the novel Little Town on the Prairie. Every February, we host the Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable in honor of Mrs. Wilder's February 7th birthday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Titles

Hey young Pomonans! Are you bored yet? You've had two whole days off of school. I'll tell you what - why don't you come in and check these books out. As of this minute, these are my favorite Thanksgiving titles.
"Over the River and Through the Woods" is of course our traditional classic. It is a song but it works well read aloud with these pictures. The excitement these kids feel on the way to Grandfather's house is one we can all relate to.

Over the river and through the wood
Now Grandmother's cap I spy
Hurrah for the fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

--Child, Lydia Maria. "Over the River and Through the Wood."
Boston: Little Brown and Company, c1989.

The next title is "I know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie." This story is fun because it is a take off of "I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." She keeps swallowing something bigger each time. I'm not going to tell you the end of this one. Does she die or doesn't she die??? Ta-ta-ta-ta. ;)

--Jackson, Alison. "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie."
New York: Dutton Children's Books, c1997.

The last title is, "This Is The Turkey." This story has the youngest child pick out the biggest and best turkey. Everyone comes over to the house and just as they take the Turkey out of the oven, Mom trips, the turkey goes flying and the turkey lands in the fish tank!

This is the Grandma who says, "Max dear,
we have all we need because everyone's here."

This is the Grandpa who takes his seat.
"No Turkey? No problem! I'm hungry, LET'S EAT!"

--Levine, Abby. "This Is the Turkey."
Morton Grove, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company, c2000.

Thanksgiving jokes (courtesy of Ms. Nissa)

What kind of a key can't open doors?
Answer: A TurKEY! :)

If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?
Answer: Pilgrims!! :)

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