Jr. Scholars (K - 5th Grade): Who Would Win?

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Welcome to week seven of Summer Reading. Be sure to track your reading to earn prizes! This week, animals go head-to-head with different things in various competitions: Shark vs. Train, a dinosaur vs. a chicken, and ninja bunny siblings against each other. Your job is to decide who would win in these matchups! If you think it's an easy decision, you may want to think again when you decide Who Would Win!

#Who Would Win? Battle Royale Book CoverREAD: Who Would Win? Battle Royale by Jerry Pallotta

Which dangerous animals would win in a fight? Find out in this bind-up of five books in the popular Who Would Win? series. The collection features a range of mammals, sea creatures, reptiles, and dinosaurs to satisfy all kinds of animal fans.

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#Rock Paper Scissors RulesPLAY:

It's an oldie but a goodie: Rock, Paper, Scissors! Play with one or more friends and predict who will win!

Use the signs for rock (fist), paper (flat hand) or scissors (index & middle fingers). Count out one, two, three, then each player throws their sign. This is which sign wins in a head-to-head: rock breaks scissors, scissors cut paper, and paper covers rock.

#EXPLORE:

Dino and Dragon Toys

Create your own "versus" games, using toys or by creating drawings.

You can put real and/or imaginary animals head-to-head and decide which one will come out on top. Here are some pairing matchups to get you started, but definitely create your own!

Dragon vs. Dinosaur

Shark vs. Octopus

Unicorn vs. Pegasus

Squid vs. Whale

Grizzly Bear vs. Polar Bear

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#JOIN:

Junior Scientists (5-8): Shark Vs. Train

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Attention, Junior Scientists! This STEM-based program for ages 5-8 features a book and science activities that encourage deep thinking, inquiry, and fun. This week’s programs are all about who would win. Inspired by the competitions in Shark Vs Train by Chris Barton, we will test out our own toys to see who will be the champion in this scientific showdown.

Each week we will use a variety of materials that you may have at home to explore a scientific concept. This week’s needed materials are:

  • 2 waterproof toys (Ideally, one of them is a bath toy, and the other is a toy truck or other item with wheels)
  • Plastic container half filled with water
  • Ruler
  • Small cup or yogurt container

Monday, July 12, 2021 – 3:30 p.m.

Junior Scientists (9-12): Tyrannosaurus Rex Vs. Edna, The Very First Chicken

Attention, Junior Scientists! This STEM-based program for ages 9-12 features a book and science activities that encourage deep thinking, inquiry, and fun. In this week’s program, inspired by  the book Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna, The Very First Chicken by Douglas Rees.

Each week we will use a variety of materials that you may have at home to explore a scientific concept. This week’s needed materials are:

  • Cereal box cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • String
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • 1 toy – animal or human shaped
  • Miscellaneous small plastic recyclables like bottle caps
  • *Optional: Small decorative craft pieces like acrylic gems, poof balls, wiggle eyes.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 -- 3:30 p.m.

Junior Artists (5-8): Ninja Bunny: Brother Vs. Sister

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Get ready to get creative! Junior Artists (ages 5-8) is a live art program on Zoom. Each week we’ll read an exciting book and then create artwork based on our theme. 

This week's theme is who will win?, and we’ll create a work of art inspired by the book Ninja Bunny: Brother Vs. Sister by Jennifer Gray Olson.

We’ll use basic art supplies that you probably have at home already, however, every month you can pick up a free art kit from your local library that will have some of the required supplies in it. This week we will need the following:

  • White cardstock
  • 1 whole carrot, if it still has the leafy part at the end even better!
  • ½ carrot **
  • ½ carrot cut in half lengthwise**
  • Tempera or acrylic paint in a variety of different colors
  • Pencil and eraser

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – 3:30 p.m.

Junior Artists (9-12): Tiger Vs. Nightmare

Get ready to get creative! Junior Artists (ages 9-12) is a live art program on Zoom. Each week we read an exciting book and then create artwork based on our theme. 

This week our theme is Who Would Win? Inspired by the book Tiger Vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri,  we’ll explore our artistic sides as we create and defeat a nightmare.

We’ll use basic art supplies that you probably have at home already, however, every month you can pick up a free art kit from your local library that will have some of the required supplies in it. This week we will need the following: 

  • 2 pieces of card stock
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Watercolor paint
  • 1 cup of water
  • Paper towels
  • Paint brushes

Thursday, July 15, 2021 – 3:30 p.m.

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Story Journeys

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Does your child light up when they really connect with a story? Story Journeys brings picture books to life with drama activities and non-fiction connections. Come read Tales of Tails with us this summer as we explore stories of the animal kingdom. Registration is required.

Monday at 10:30 AM- Southeast Regional 

Tuesday at 10:30 AM- Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional

Wednesday at 10:30 AM- Highlands Regional

Thursday at 10:30 AM- Main Library

Friday at 10:30 AM- Pablo Creek Regional

JPL Presents: Watch Party

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Find your closest library to watch the magic unfold on the big screen! JPL Presents turns the stacks into your new favorite performance venue, bringing entertaining and educational performers – including musicians, animal handlers, dancers and more– to showcase their talents for children ages 5 to 12. Registration is required.

#KEEP READING:

Look into these selections for more head-to-head matchups...can you pick the winner? Don't forget to keep track of reading 15 minutes a day to earn up to two FREE books by the end of the summer!

 

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