Bookworm Children's Department
                                                                                               Loveland Center-- 2501 South 90th St.--402-392-2877
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It's a Great Day To Get Outdoors!
Screen-Free Week Offers Everyone Opportunities
Mac Barnett Coming  May 3rd

On Monday, May 4, you can meet the author of the beautiful picture book Naturehood, Brit Cardarelli. Naturehood is from Sticks & Stripes ($27.00)
Drama at The Bookworm
On Tuesday of Screen Free Week (May 5) you can see the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. players perform Natalie The Net Nanny.  You will find out how to stay connected and still be protected on the internet.
Poetry for April

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Volume #11, Issue #17
April 29, 2015

Not a TV or a computer in sight but these two boys are happily engaged.  A few favorite books, a little snack and someone you love to read to you.  What could be more fun?
Screen-Free Week is May 3-10 this year and the Children's Department of The Bookworm is working with Fat Brain Toys, Learning HQ and Le Wonderment to promote getting away from the television and the computer. It's the perfect time of year to find something else to do. Even stores that cater more to adults want to get in on the action-- Scout Dry Goods & Trade is up for Screen Free Week, too.
Stop by the store for ideas on how to screen-proof your home and what to do when you are not focused on a screen.  We have lots of great suggestions. The most important thing is to use your imagination!

Complete schedule for The Bookworm Screen Free Week at   Check it out!!!
All Things Adventure, Exploration, and Fun!
Learn how to make sidewalk chalk, a fairy house, a spider web or an underwater scope. This slim paperback guide will help keep kids busy during screen-free week and all summer long.
There are facts about different habitats and animals that live in each one.  These are followed by activities that help kids think about how they fit into each habitat.
Get Outside Guide, All Things Adventure, Exploration, and Fun!
is written by Nancy Honovich and Julie Beer, with a forward by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, for National Geographic Kids ($14.99).  
The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are
House flies are always with us and as the weather warms, we will notice their presence more and more. This great picture book for grade-school readers explains the facts.  It tells the good: that flies rid the earth of garbage and help solve crimes. (It lights on this subject gently.)
The author also does explain that flies can carry disease.
The entire book is narrated by a fly who enters a classroom.  He answers questions from the students and entertains them and the readers.  I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are is by Bridget Heos, Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas from Henry Holt ($17.99).  
Learn About Creatures That Nest 
What makes a nest noisy or spiky or or messy?  The formula for this book follows several others written and illustrated by this duo but it is still enchanting.  Young readers will find not only birds but bugs and plants to identify on every page. They will also learn that not only birds live in nests but also some animals. Inside pages identify nests and animals.  A Nest is Noisy is by Dianna Hutts Aston with illustrations by Sylvia Long for Chronicle Books ($16.99).
Yes, Screen Free Week is upon us. Can you accept the challenge? To avoid screens of any kind, especially for recreational purposes, for the week of May 3rd to the 10th? Could your children do it? 

If you accept the pledge (which can be picked up in any of the participating stores), discounts are available at each store with that pledge card.  AND if you turn in a filled out activity log after May 10th of what you do instead of time on screens next week, there will be a drawing for gift card prizes. 

Stop in  The Bookworm at Loveland Centre, Le Wonderment in the Old Market , Learning HQ at Aksarben Village or Fat Brain Toys in Village Pointe for pledge cards and more information. Scout Dry Goods and Trade in Dundee joined us late but definitely wants adults to know that disconnecting for awhile is a good thing!!


Look for the complete Bookworm Screen Free Week schedule at  or on the Bookworm Facebook pages. 



Ellen, Julie and Scout
Bookworm Children's Dept.