Check it Out

Check it Out Parent/Teacher Resources

Every young reader or viewer of videos knows Arthur the Aardvark, but do they know the man behind this lovable character? Bonnie Brown Walmsley and Sean A. Walmsley have compiled a fabulous educational tool, Teaching With Favorite Marc Brown Books.

In this special book, the authors share dozens of engaging teaching activities and a rare, inside glimpse into Marc Brown's creative process that will captivate your students almost as much as Arthur does! This educational aide includes an interview with author Marc Brown, study guide, fun facts from the author's childhood, literacy-building activities, post-reading questions, step-by-step drawing lessons, and many reproducible patterns and activity pages.

More Scary Story Starters, by Julie Koerner is an excellent way to promote fun, creativity and self-confidence in early writers. Each activity challenges your child by providing storytelling and writing exercises in the form of scary-story "skeletons" for the beginning writer to finish. Even if your child or student cannot yet write complete sentences, they are sure to develop fundamental storytelling skills.

Celebrate 2000; Two Thousand Things to think About, Learn and Do for the Year 2000, is an amazing new addition to our collection, that gives the reader 2000 learning opportunities. Author Robynne Eagan looks at the human journey through history and into the future by providing activities to enhance understanding of the millennium concept. This guide is perfect for grade levels 3-6.


April is Amnesty Month at the Vermillion Public Library. There will be no fines on returned materials during this time. Please call the library at 677-7060 if you have any questions.

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