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Today is National Hamburger Day.

Do you love burgers? Really, really love burgers? Then meet Benny. Burgers are all he eats. "If you don't watch out, you'll turn into a burger one day," warns his mom.

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World Turtle Day

Have you ever wondered about turtles? How many kinds are there? Why do turtles have shells? What do they eat? How long can turtles live?

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Full Moon

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the moon?

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Grandma’s House by Alice Melvin

Exploring this book and all of the wonderful details will evoke many treasured memories if you have ever spent time or spend time at a beloved Grandma’s house. The cutout pages from one room to another and the fold out flaps take you on a detail filled journey to find Grandma. Children and adults will enjoy looking at the pages filled with every little thing one might expect to find in grandma’s house. The journey ends with the granddaughter finding grandma in the garden waiting for her with a birthday tea party.Reviewed by Michelle Zimostrad, Hoyt LibraryRecommended for ages 4-...

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Limerick Day

Check out this light verse form rich with ridiculous humor, wordplay and infectious rhythm. You may end up trying your hand at writing a limerick of your own!

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Happy birthday, Christopher Paul Curtis!

Flint, Michigan native and Newbery Medal winner Christopher Paul Curtis was born on this day in 1953.

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Bear and Bunny by Daniel Pinkwater

The delightful singing bear and his tender bunny pal from Bear in Love are back for another tale of friendship and sharing.  Still confused thinking the other is just a different sized version of their own species, the bunny and bear wander, eat, sing, and share their individual adventures with each other.  The bunny suggests one day that they should get a pet.  After a nap, song and meandering about, the silly pair discover and misidentify a new animal to be their companion.  The pastel illustrations tug at your heartstrings while the chums’ lightheartedness will ...

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It's Cinco de Mayo!

May 5 marks the anniversary of an important victory of the Mexican army over the French in 1862. Cinco de Mayo is a day for celebrating Mexican culture. For history, more cultural information and fun activities check out titles like these:

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Don't forget - Saginaw's Cinco de Mayo parade will be held on Saturday, May 7....
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Haiku Poetry Day

Today celebrates haiku poetry, a form of Japanese verse which is written in 17 syllables, divided into three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. It uses highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature. Your library has many books of haiku poetry to enjoy, like this one by Japanese master poet Issa.

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Counting Lions by Katie Cotton

Counting Lions is an over-sized counting book with some of the most outstanding charcoal drawings.  Each page has an endangered or threatened animal species and a little information about how they live.  On page one is the lion and the charcoal drawing is so beautiful it is hard to tell if it is a drawing or a black and white photograph. This book can be enjoyed by the entire family and give children a gentle insight into animal conservation.

Reviewed by Michelle Zimostrad

Recommended for ages 3 and up

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April is National Poetry Month

Jacqueline Woodson is the Poetry Foundation's Young People's poet laureate. In Brown Girl Dreaming, Woodson uses free verse to share her growing up years.

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Cesar Chavez Day

This day is a  national commemorative holiday in the U.S. as well as the birth date of Cesar Chavez. He was born on March 31, 1927 near Yuma, Arizona and dedicated his later life to helping American farm workers.

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