Have you ever seen monsters as adorable as these? Meet The Worry Woos!
These monsters each have a story to tell- about loneliness, not quite fitting in, getting too frustrated when things don’t go your way, letting worry get the best of you, envy, indecision and more. Written in beautiful rhyme, these stories are powerful social-emotional skill-builders all kids can relate to and empathize with. Designed by artist and author Andi Green to help children understand and embrace their emotions, these books have received rave reviews and awards for bringing higher concepts right down to a kids level. I love watching understanding dawn on my littles’ faces as they learn the lesson right along with the WorryWoos!
We have the storybooks available for checkout, and we have kits of the monster and it’s accompanying book available in our puppet collection. We also have a parent-teacher guide for teaching social-emotional awareness in our parent-teacher collection.
We’ve gotten enthusiastic feedback from parents and teachers alike who have used these stories with great success, and we hope you and your littles will fall in love with the WorryWoos too!
And don’t forget to check our Parent-Teacher collection for these valuable companion guides by noted Dr. John Irving, a pioneer in the social-emotional learning field.
For more information on the WorryWoos, classroom and parent lesson plans and more, check out their website: www.worrywoos.com
Graphic novels can be an area where us grown-ups feel like fish out of water! Is the content appropriate? How young is too young for a graphic? How can you tell which ones are right for your kiddo?
Don’t let these questions stop you and your kiddo from checking out the awesome comic books (or graphic novels, as we call them)! Just ask us! We are happy to give suggestions for every age. We have graphics offered in board book form for the very young all the way through adult graphic novels!
Check out these suggestions for kindergarten to third grade!
Hammy and Gerbee: Mummies at the Museum by Wong Herbert Yee
Hilda and the Stone Forest by Luke Pearson
Little Robot by Ben Hatke
Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires
Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Sleepless Knight by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
Owly by Andy Runton
Far Out Fairy Tales by Otis Frampton, Joey Comeau, Louise Simonson, Benjamin Harper, and Sean Tulien
Amelia Rules! by Jimmy Gownley
Chi’s Sweet Home by Konami Kanata
Mr. Pants by Scott McCormick
Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith
Pets on the Loose! by Victories Jamieson
Beep and Bah by James Burks
Check out our catalog for these titles or come visit us for more suggestions!
Did you know we have a section chock-full of helpful resources for teachers? Whatever your age group or subject, we have something for you here at Moline Library’s Parent- Teacher Collection!
Here’s some of our newest titles! Find them through our catalog.
My first pug dog, Mia
Pugs are really popular right now, with good reason! If you have ever known a pug, you know they are loyal, cuddly, curious, and cute.
According to the American Kennel Club, pugs are one of the oldest dog breeds, dating back as far as 400 BC. A pug’s job is the same now as it was then – to keep humans company!
We have some great books featuring pugs here at the library.
Pug by Ethan Long
Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
Pugs are the Best! by Elaine Landau
Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Say Hello to Zorro! by Carter Goodrich
Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino