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Summer Reading 2015

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Hello, Mr. Froggy!

A Froggy book display at Westport Branch created by Andrea Allen

Frogs love rain, and making funny sound. The first time I encountered a frog in a very “close-up” and personal way was when I was a kid in Thailand. It was a water festival, which falls on the hottest month of April. Kids splashed water at each other to celebrate the holiday. Instead of water, a naughty neighbor boy teased me by throwing a little frog at me. Ugh! I screamed and ran away. That was quite a memorable experience.

What's that munching on my squash?!?!

I’m in a gardening state of mind, and, from the great questions I get at the beautiful Plaza Library, so are lots of Kansas City kids! Each month, we can go a little bit plant-crazy on the Keyword: Kids blog. I’ll review food-related books; share stories, recipes and tips from my backyard garden; and tell you about great events around the metro that kids will love!

Sweet Dreams!

By Anna Francesca Garcia

Bedtime isn’t just about pajamas and tooth brushing. For many families, this is a time for reading together, too. Here are a couple of bedtime stories that have been winners in my house:

The Wild World of Plants

I’m in a gardening state of mind, and, from the great questions I get at the beautiful Plaza Library, so are lots of Kansas City kids! Each month, we can go a little bit plant-crazy on the Keyword: Kids blog. I’ll review a food-related books; share stories, recipes and tips from my backyard garden; and tell you about great events around the metro that kids will love!

It's Time to Start Gardening!

Each month through the summer, we can go a little bit food and gardening crazy on the Keyword: Kids blog. I’ll share cool food-related books, give tasty recipes and updates from my backyard garden; and let you in on great events around the metro that young foodies will love!