Martha Seif Simpson

by Martha Seif Simpson

McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1992
Print ISBN: 978-0-89950-721-7
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-1107-5
index 216pp. softcover (6 x 9) 1992

Selected Works

Picture Books
Like her namesake, Queen Esther, a young girl displays courage and wit when a bully tries to steal her gragger.
A shopkeeper witnesses a small miracle in his toy store and learns the true meaning of Hanukkah.
A boy offers advice on what NOT to give your mom, unless she's an animal.
Library and Teacher Resource Books
Complete plans for designing and implementing a series of class visits to the public library,/b>
Library and Teacher Resource Books
StoryCraft is an award-winning library program that combines storytelling with crafts in an exciting and engaging activity for children in first through third grades. This book presents complete instructions for presenting 50 fun-filled sessions.
Exciting theme-based units (such as Cartoon Cavalcade, Log On at the Library, Go in Style, Cruising the Mall, Space Shots, Teens on TV, and 44 others) that are designed for young adults. /font face="Arial">
The first book ever published with ideas for the ever-popular Summer Reading Program at the public library!

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Summer Reading Clubs: Complete Plans for 50 Theme-Based Library Programs

Children need to keep their minds active during school vacation to avoid the dreaded "summer slide" - forgetting what they learned during the school year. Librarians and teachers know that the best way to do that is by providing a fun-filled summer reading program to get kids into the public library.

Collected here are 50 highly successful summer reading programs for grades K-7. Each highly flexible plan is developed around a specific theme (art, baseball, geography, zoos, and so on), providing fifteen related activities (bulletin boards, reading incentive games, crafts, etc.) and a materials list.

Published in 1992, this was the first book ever published with detailed instructions on how to plan a summer reading program.