Special Storytelling Time on the World Book Day

April 23rd is a symbolic date for world book day. Join us for a special storytelling time to celebrate the pleasure of reading!

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum.

With Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session).

Register at biblioteca@iie.es including children’s name/s and wait for our confirmation reply.

Storytelling around the book:

“That Book Woman” by Heather Henson & David Small

Friday, April 23rd at 18 h. – English version (All in English)

“Cal is not the readin’ type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he’d rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that’s not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish — or is she braver than he ever thought?.”

From Simon and Schuster.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://suzyred.com/2010_That_Book_Woman.html

http://www.kykinfolk.com/knott/bookwomen_easternkentucky.htm

http://books.simonandschuster.com/That-Book-Woman/Heather-Henson/9781416908128/reading_group_guide

Library Storytelling Morning activity for February

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

February 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Stone soup” by Jon J. Muth

Saturday February 27th

At 11 a.m. – English Version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m – Bilingual Version (In English, using some Spanish to help understand)

“This rich story tells the story of Hok, Lok, and Siew–three monks traveling along a mountain road. The youngest monk, Hok (named after the Chinese deity symbolizing good fortune and prosperity), asks the question, “What makes one happy?”, and finds an answer in a little village filled with people who have lost faith and trust in each other. Villagers kept to themselves and would not greet the three traveling strangers. Siew, the older and wiser monk, decides it is time to make “stone soup”. This seemingly odd enterprise at first piques the villagers’ curiosity, and it isn’t long before the monks’ modest suggestions for additions to the soup (salt and pepper, carrots, and so forth) stimulate a whole village to share in the making of the soup, and enjoy a feast after the rich soup is made. And so it came to be that “as each person opened their heart to give, the next person gave even more”.”

From edutainingkids.com

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.tlpeace.org.au/stories/stonesoup.htm

http://www.marcias-lesson-links.com/stonesoup.html

English Reading Circle on short stories – Readings for October

Activity to learn more about North American literature through the short story genre. Participate by reading the selected short stories and attending the colloquium (usually the last Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m.) directed by IIE professor Tracy Wood.

Participation is free; register at biblioteca@iie.es

All stories from the series “Best American Short Stories” 2008 edition, published by Houghton Mifflin and with Salman Ruhsdie as editor. Find them also at the library.

Best American Short 2008

Readings of the month:

“May We Be Forgiven” by A.M. Homes and “Bible” by Tobias Wolff

COLLOQUIUM: Tuesday, October 27th 2009 at 2:30 p.m.

Recommended links:

http://www.amhomesbooks.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._M._Homes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Wolff

http://www.salon.com/dec96/interview961216.html

Library storytelling morning activity for October

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller. Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8.

Participation is free. Register at biblioteca@iie.es (sending kid’s name/s).

October storytelling around the book:

“Gershon’s monster” by Eric A. Kimmel and Jon J. Muth

Saturday, October 24th 2009 at 12 p.m. (Noon)

Gershon Monster

“The author’s note explains the relationship of the story to the Jewish New Year theme of repentance. Muth’s jacket/cover sets up the ethical struggle. A properly bearded Gershon, all in black, drags a huge sack down a deserted beach, a bag crawling with cavorting little black demons. Full page, naturalistic watercolors depict Gershon’s activities and moods as he goes about his selfish business. As the children play on the beach, the frightening waterborne monster is effectively thrust into our faces before we reach the compassionate blue sky of the end.”

From Barnes & Noble.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=699

http://ericakimmel.com/erics-books/judaic-books/

http://www.uwosh.edu/library/emc/Bibliographies/middleeast.htm

http://www.education.uiowa.edu/crl/bibliographies/documents/Holidaysandfestivals2009.pdf

Inicio del ciclo de cuentacuentos infantiles en inglés 2009-2010 “Library Storytelling Mornings”

Dale cuerda

El próximo sábado24 de octubre la biblioteca iniciará el ciclo Library Storytelling Mornings 2009 – 2010, actividad de cuentacuentos en inglés para niños de 4 a 8 años. Agradecemos el interés que ha suscitado hasta el momento y esperamos poder contar con todos los que participaron del ciclo anterior, además de nuevos participantes que se quieran unir a la “Tellebration”.

La actividad se realizará mensualmente (habitualmente los últimos sábados de mes a las 12 de la mañana) en la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional y es de acceso gratuito previa inscripción enviando los nombres de los niños a través de biblioteca@iie.es.

Podéis encontar algunas imágenes de sesiones anteriores en Flickr.

Los cuentacuentos que realizaremos en éste curso tendrán los siguientes títulos infantiles como protagonistas:

Octubre: Gershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year by Eric A. Kimmel (Author), Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)

 Noviembre: Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble (Author, Illustrator)

 Diciembre: White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt (Author), Roger Duvoisin (Illustrator)

 Enero: Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter (Author)

 February: Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth

 March: The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India by Paul Galdone

April: Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermot

May: The Great Ball Game: A Muskogee Story by Joseph Bruchac (Author), Susan L. Roth (Illustrator)

June: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema

New English Reading Circle on Short Stories

New activity (from September to June) to learn more about North American literature through the short story genre. Participate by reading the selected short stories and attending the colloquium (usually the last Tuesday of the month at 2:30) directed by IIE professor Tracy Wood.

Participation is free; register at biblioteca@iie.es.

Stories from the series “Best American Short Stories” 2008 edition, published by Houghton Mifflin and with Salman Ruhsdie as editor . Find them also in the library ready to be printed.

Best American Short 2008

Readings of the month:

“Admiral” by T.C. Boyle and “Puppy” by George Saunders

COLLOQUIUM: Tuesday, September 29th, 14:30 p.m.

Recommended links:

http://www.tcboyle.com/

http://www.georgesaundersland.com/