Curious to know which Crew is winning the Library's TD Summer Reading ClubChallenge? Check out the What's Up?section of the Children's Discovery Portal home page as a Guest. You'll find information about the Crew Challenge plus great Splash!book and website suggestions.
So, how have Club kids been earning points for their Crews (and themselves) this summer?
They've been doing crafts: Lucas built a wooden fireboat with nails and glue; Skyler made a parrot using felt, googly eyes and colourful feathers; and Isabella painted cartoon fish swimming and jumping in and out of the waves in the ocean (she used acrylic paint on a canvas that she stretched and primed herself!) Shayla made and painted an octopus…and she did it at the Port McNicoll Public Library in Ontario. The Treasure Chests the kids have been decorating sound amazing, and we'd like to share a description and photo of one crafted by JD:
Hi my name is JD. I am on the fjord fishers in the reading club. I made a treasure chest to put all my stuff in. I decorated my treasure chest with seahorse sticker on the side, the name of my reading group on the back. I also drew and cut and glued eyes and a mouth. I pasted eyes on the front of my treasure chest. At the bottom I pasted a happy smiling mouth with three clean teeth. I made lots of small books and put the books inside the treasure chest. I decided to put books in there because I love reading. I love reading so I think this club will be awesome for me.
We love the little books that JD made to put inside her Treasure Chest…especially the one titled 'The Great Reading Club'!
Kids have also been telling us how they're using the CNIB water bottle that was included in their Kit: Aundria used hers at the pool side because her grandparents have a 'no glass' rule around the pool; Gabrielle takes hers with her to daycare every day; Rebecca is going to use hers when her family goes camping; and Isabella uses hers when horseback riding and will also use it on her trip to PEI and Boston this summer.
They've been giving us lots of great tips for staying safe around water; between Ian and Scott we received 8 terrific tips, including: wear a life jacket or other floating device – always swim or bathe where there's supervision – wear water shoes to protect your feet on the beach – obey the rules of the pool, beach and water park
The book listshave started to trickle in and the book reportsare positively pouring in! Rakibul reviewed 'The Isabel Factor', Maggie read and reported on 'Junie B. Jones and her Big, Fat Mouth,' Mira told us why she liked 'Blueberries for Sal' and Veronica highly recommends a book called 'Myka finds her way'.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Kids have been telling us their favourite (real or imaginary) water creatures…tadpoles, mermaids, turtles and more…
While we can't give you any points or send you any prizes unless you're part of the Club, we'd love to hear about your favorite splashy summer books, movies and characters too.