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Just a Little Mo, Please: Reviewed Selections from Author Mo Willems

Photo by Marty Umans

I had many favorite cartoons growing up as a kid… Actually, I still do!

One of my favorites was the short lived, Sheep in the Big City, created by Mo Willems. Even though his first solo show, only lasted for two seasons, Mr. Willems has many other strong credits to his name that include television shows, Codename: Kids Next Door, Sesame Street, and for those watching cartoons in the 90’s, KaBlam! Mo Willems has since then, also created a line of hilarious easy reader children’s book that guarantee to make you laugh. Below are some of my favorite easy reads from Mr. Mo Willems, hilarity and lessons in all.

Halloween Creepy Critters program by Animal Tales

Creepy Critters program

On Saturday, October26 , 2013, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, scorpions, a tegu lizard, and a snake roamed the Central Library's Youth Services floor as excited children and adults experienced firsthand the unusual lives of these "creepy" critters. Our presenter, Jared Baker, and his team from Animal Tales had traveled all the way from Kentucky to Kansas City in order to meet us at the library. The result was a fantastic family show that is both fun and educational.

My Sweet Pumpkin

Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night

What makes pumpkins grow healthy and large? Plenty of water, the right amount of sunlight, or fertile soil? Fall is my favorite time of the year, and it is always a joy to visit a pumpkin patch to admire the bountiful harvest, take a hayride, and pick “the perfect pumpkin.”

Video: A Tour of the Central Library Children's Area

Last week, a 7-year-old boy took us on a personal tour of the Central Library Youth Services Department. Isa did a very thorough job of explaining each section of our children's area. Amazingly, he is also the producer of this interactive video. The film shows our favorite children's librarian, Clare Hollander, working behind the service desk, and our friendly Mr. Caterpillar, who enjoys greeting children and visitors.

Watch this video until the end--it has a hilarious ending!

Seasons Meanings!

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

It’s that time of the year in Kansas City again!...

The time of year where we throw coats in the back seat just because we never quite know how the day is going to end. The weather is changing, and just like it, we too begin to prepare for the coming days. Here are three wonderful books for young readers that revolve around setting, nature, and the changing of seasons.