OCTOBER 2018: SKULLS & BRAINS

Recommended Videos

Suggested Bermuda Youth Library Books

 
What makes me me? / by Robert Winston.
Author: Winston, Robert M. L.
Local Call Number: 612/W

 

Bones : skeletons and how they work / by Steve Jenkins.
Author: Jenkins, Steve.
Local Call Number: 573.7/J

 

Encyclopedia of the human body / by Richard Walker.
Author: Walker, Richard, 1951-
Local Call Number: R/612/W

 

How the body works / Steve Parker.
Author: Parker, Steve.
Local Call Number: 612/P

 

Human body / by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld.
Author: Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner.
Local Call Number: 612/Z

 

Inside your outside! / by Tish Rabe ; illustrated by Aristides Ruiz.
Author: Rabe, Tish.
Local Call Number: 611/R

 

Additional Skulls & Brains Extension Activities

Learn more about how sugar dissolves in water by watching this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdc51ROgSq4

Learn what causes brain freeze by clicking here!  

ARTS

Make a glowing sugar skull latern!

Use the orange crinkle paper in your box to make a jack-o-lantern craft or artwork – on a paper plate or by drawing a pumpkin on a piece of paper!

More ideas for your brain mold

Engage in some fun sensory play: Even children this age LOVE sensory play.  Fill your brain mold with slime or put it in a bin with other sensory fillers: oats, rice, beans,  Let your child explore and have fun.

Make brain-shaped Jello!   Or make brain-shaped pudding!

More ideas for your skulls mold!

Make skull shaped crayons by melting broken crayons in them!  

Make skull shaped ice cubes for some creepy ice.

Do some skull-shaped ice painting (put toothpicks or craft sticks in the molds before freezing water & food coloring in them).  Then once they are frozen, pop them out and have fun doing some ice painting!  

SEPTEMBER 2018: INSECTS & BUGS

Recommended Videos

Suggested Bermuda Youth Library Books

Backyard detective : critters up close / Nic Bishop.  Author: Bishop, Nic, 1955-Local Call Number: 591.75/B

Bees and flowers / Kevin Cunningham.Author: Cunningham, Kevin, 1966-Local Call Number: 577.852/C

Beetles / Shane F. McEvery.Author: McEvey, Shane F.Local Call Number: 595.76/M

Breakout at the bug lab / by Ruth Horowitz ; pictures by Joan Holub.Author: Horowitz, Ruth.Local Call Number: E/HOR

Bug butts / by Dawn Cusick ; illustrations by Haude Levesque.Author: Cusick, Dawn.  Local Call Number: 571.3/C

The bug scientists / by Donna M. Jackson.Author: Kallner, Donna Jackson, 1958- Local Call Number: 595.7/K

Bugs / edited by Barbara Taylor. Local Call Number: 595.7 B

Bugs and slugs / written by Terry Jennings. Author: Jennings, Terry J. Local Call Number: 592/J

Bugs are insects / by Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Author: Rockwell, Anne F. Local Call Number: E/ROC

Bugs before time : prehistoric insects and their relatives / by Cathy Camper ; illustrated by Steve Kirk. Author: Camper, Cathy. Local Call Number: 565.7/C

Butterfly & moth / by Paul Whalley. Author: Whalley, Paul Ernest Sutton Local Call Number: 595.7/W

Butterfly eyes : Other secrets of the meadow / by Joyce Sidman ; illustrated by Beth Krommes. Author: Sidman, Joyce. Local Call Number: 811.5/S

Butterfly, flea, beetle, and bee : what is an insect? / by Brian P. Cleary ; illustrated by Martin Goneau. Author: Cleary, Brian P., 1959- Local Call Number: E/CLE

Can you tell a cricket from a grasshopper? / by Buffy Silverman. Author: Silverman, Buffy. Local Call Number: 595.726/S

Crafts for kids who are wild about insects / by Kathy Ross ; illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm. Author: Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds), 1948- Local Call Number: 745.5/R

DK big book of bugs / by Theresa Greenaway. Author: Greenaway, Theresa, 1947- Local Call Number: 595.7/G

Dragonflies / Shane F. McEvey. Author: McEvey, Shane F. Local Call Number: 595.733/M

Encyclopedia of insects / editors, Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Carde. Local Call Number: R/595.7/E

Flies / Shane F. McEvey. Author: McEvey, Shane F. Local Call Number: 595.77/M

The honey bee’s hive : a thriving city / by Joyce Markovics; consultant, Brian V. Brown. Author: Markovics, Joyce L. Local Call Number: 595.799/M

I spy Fly Guy / by Tedd Arnold. Author: Arnold, Tedd. Local Call Number: E/ARN

I wonder why caterpillars eat so much and other questions about life cycles / by Belinda Weber. Author: Weber, Belinda. Local Call Number: 571.8/W

I wonder why spiders spin webs and other questions about creepy crawlies / by Amanda O’Neill. Author: O’Neill, Amanda. Local Call Number: 595.7/O

In the garden / by J.C. Greenburg ; illustrated by Debbie Palen. Author: Greenburg, J. C. (Judith C.) Local Call Number: J/GRE

Insect / written by Laurence Mound. Author: Mound, L. A. (Laurence Alfred) Local Call Number: 595.7/M

Insect detective / by Steve Voake ; illustrated by Charlotte Voake. Author: Voake, Steve. Local Call Number: 595.7/V

Insect invaders / written by Anne Capeci ; illustrations by John Speirs. Author: Capeci, Anne. Local Call Number: J/CAP

Inspector Hopper / story and pictures by Doug Cushman. Author: Cushman, Doug. Local Call Number: E/CUS

Minibeasts in a pond / by Sarah Ridley. Author: Ridley, Sarah, 1963- Local Call Number: 592.17/R

Minibeasts in the soil / by Sarah Ridley. Author: Ridley, Sarah. Local Call Number: 592.17/R

Minibeasts on a plant / by Sarah Ridley. Author: Ridley, Sarah, 1963- Local Call Number: 592.17/R

Minibeasts under a stone / by Sarah Ridley. Author: Ridley, Sarah, 1963- Local Call Number: 592.17/R

Mosquito bite / by Alexandra Siy ; Dennis Kunkel. Author: Siy, Alexandra. Local Call Number: 595.7/S

Oddhopper opera : a bug’s garden of verses / Kurt Cyrus. Author: Cyrus, Kurt. Local Call Number: 811.54/C

On beyond bugs! / by Tish Rabe ; illustrated by Aristides Ruiz. Author: Rabe, Tish. Local Call Number: 595.7/R

Paleo bugs : survival of the creepiest / written and illustrated by Timothy J. Bradley. Author: Bradley, Timothy J. Local Call Number: 565.7/B

Roly-polies / Mónica Carretero. Author: Carretero, Mónica. Local Call Number: P/CAR

Simon & Schuster children’s guide to insects and spiders / Jinny Johnson. Author: Johnson, Jinny. Local Call Number: 595.7/J

Step-by-step experiments with insects / by Katie Marsico ; illustrated by Bob Ostrom. Author: Marsico, Katie, 1980- Local Call Number: 595.7/M

The stick insect : world’s longest insect / Joy Paige. Author: Paige, Joy. Local Call Number: E/PAI

What lily gets from bee : and other pollination facts / by Ellen Lawrence. Author: Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- Local Call Number: 576.875/L

Wild insects and spiders! / by Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt. Author: Kratt, Martin. Local Call Number: E/KRA

You wouldn’t want to live without bees! / written by Alex Woolf ; illustrated by David Antram. Author: Woolf, Alex, 1964- Local Call Number: 595.799/W

Additional Bugs & Insects Extension Activities

AUGUST 2018: RAINFORESTS!

Recommended Videos

Suggested Bermuda Youth Library Books

Amazon rain forest : Largest rain forest in the world / by Galadriel Watson. Author: Watson, Galadriel Findlay. Local Call Number: 918.1/W

Forest in the clouds / by Sneed Collard III ; illustrated by Michael Rothman. Author: Collard, Sneed B. Local Call Number: 577.34/C

Crafts for kids who are wild about rainforest / by Kathy Ross ; illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm. Author: Ross, Kathy (Katharine Reynolds), 1948- Local Call Number: 745.5/R

Good morning, gorillas / by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca. Author: Osborne, Mary Pope. Local Call Number: J/OSB

The great kapok tree : a tale of the Amazon rain forest / by Lynne Cherry. Author: Cherry, Lynne. Local Call Number: P/CHE

Where else on earth : standing tall for the Great Bear Rainforest / by Caitlyn Vernon. Author: Vernon, Caitlyn, 1976- Local Call Number: 577.34/V

Rainforest / written by Kathryn Senior ; illustrated by Carolyn Scrace ; created and designed by David Salariya. Author: Senior, Kathryn. Local Call Number: 577.34/S

Rainforest / written by Penny Clarke ; illustrated by Carolyn Scrace. Author: Clarke, Penny. Local Call Number: 574.5/C

Additional Rainforest Extension Activities

Other Rainforest Activities

Have fun exploring some areas of forest in Bermuda!

Go explore the following locations:

  • Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
  • Walsingham Park
  • Ferry Point Park
  • Southlands

As you are exploring our forest areas, look carefully to see if you can see the different layers of our forests?  Can you notice different types of animals in the different layers?   Make a list of the different types of animals you see and hear.

Vines, shrubs, and ferns are very common in the low-light area of our forests.   Observe the different types of plants you can see.  Take a sketch book with you and draw some of the plants you observe.  What do you notice about how they look and where they grow?  Where else might you see these types of plants?