The Kids Corner Bookmobile

In late 2020 we lost a member of the Kids Corner family - librarian Joe Hilton. For over thirty years, Joe visited with us monthly to share his love of reading with generations of kids (and adults!). In celebration of Joe's life and legacy, here are just a few of the hundreds of books Joe suggested we 'check out' and enjoy! (refresh for more selections)


Each Tuesday on Kids Corner Kathy and the kids nominate people in history that we feel should be recognized for their efforts. The only guideline is that it needs to be a 'public figure' and not a friend or family member. Other than that, we encourage kids to think about people in history that inspired them, or perhaps intrigued them. Maybe they learned about them in school or from a TV show or movie. Each week Kathy and the kids nominate more people to add to our Kids Corner Wall of Fame! Visit the ever-growing list of people here!


First Ladies of the United States


Presidential Pets

Veterinarian Dr. Mindy Cohan joins Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell to explore the rich and colorful history of presidential pets! Once you've listened to part one, click below to listen to part two - as Mindy explores the pets of Presidents Abraham Lincoln up to President Obama!


The History of Computers

WXPN's Eric Schuman joins Kathy O'Connell to explore the rich history of computer technology. Part one of two. Once you've listened to part one, click below to listen to part two!

 


Super User

Super User

Stuck at home?
Now is a perfect time to be artistic!

Many kids are finding themselves home more than usual. So now is a perfect time to be artistic. Kids Corner is launching the Kids Corner Art Show online and we're starting off with a THEME! Send us your colorful Turkey Hand drawings - just snap a picture of your creation (JPG files only) then upload it!  When you do, be sure to tell us a little about your creation - we'll include your thoughts as a caption for the online world to enjoy!

The Kids Corner Art Show will go online soon and will be found at the top of our homepage.

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THIS WEEK'S MYSTERY HISTORY GUEST 

This guest was a marine biologist, conservationist and author whose book "Silent Spring" in 1962 warned about the harm pesticides could do to birds' eggs, makingthe shells fragile. The title comes from the idea of a world without bird songs. This guest's early work was in research on fish and aquatic animals of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. This author's work is considered to have launched the Environmental Movement.

To enter for a chance to win a Family FourPack to explore Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, simply complete the form below and tell us who our Mystery History guest is this week.

We'll gather all the correct entries and select one random winner! That person will be notified by email and receive a Family FourPack to check out this amazing exhibit, courtesy of Kids Corner! Complete rules at the bottom of this page.

 

EXPLORE CRAYOLA IDEAWORKS!

Discover the next evolution of Crayola ingenuity in the blockbuster museum experience, Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition.

In its exclusive limited run in Philadelphia, the exhibition will inspire visitors of all ages to develop and expand their creative skills through a multitude of activities that will stimulate the senses while empowering creativity and imagination.

Crayola IDEAworks showcases the ways that anyone can be creative. By combining one’s strengths and increasing self-confidence, anyone can create the ultimate opportunity to display ingenuity, inspiration, and expressiveness.

Featuring a fusion of cutting-edge technology with state-of-the-art exhibits, Crayola IDEAworks sets the new standard for an interactive educational entertainment.

Families of all ages, you don’t want to miss your chance to dive into your tailored experience at Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition.

Creativity is innately inside all of us—we just need to ignite it!

For more info, visit:
https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/crayola-ideaworks

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COMPLETE RULES TO THIS CONTEST

The Weekly Kids Corner Who's Who Contest is open until 11:59pm Thursdays. One entry per email address. Winner will be notified by email Fridays by Noon ET. All information submitted to this contest will be purged once a winner has been selected, as per COPPA rules. 

READ IT AND RATE IT!

On the first Wednesday of every month, we open the telephone lines so kids can call in to recommend a good book - one they think other kids should 'check out'! 

STAY AT HOME AND READ RESOURCES

 

THE KIDS CORNER BOOKMOBILE LIST

 

THE KIDS CORNER BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

 

EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY BOOK LIST

Science Is Everywhere - and every Thursday on Kids Corner, we explore the science within, around and above - on SCIENCE THURSDAY!

The first Thursday of each month our sky guy Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer of the Franklin Institute Science Center joins us to help us better understand the mysteries of Deep Space. On the second Thursday of each month Dr. Lisa Chirlian shares another experiment as we dive into some Kitchen Chemistry. On the third Thursday of each month, it's a visit from our All-Natural Science Guy Mike Weilbacher, executive director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Together we explore Green Acres; the wide and wonderful world of natural science all around us! Finally, on the final Thursday it's YOUR turn as Kathy asks kids to call and teach her something they've learned in their science class studies! 

It's all about science - every Thursday on Kids Corner!  

KITCHEN CHEMISTRY

DEEP SPACE

GREEN ACRES 

 

October: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
September: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
August: Holes by Louis Sachar
July: Little House On The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
June: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
May: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
April: Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
March: Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
February: Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
January: Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Princess Labelmaker To The Rescue!
by Tom Angleberger (Series)

The Origami Rebel Alliance students at McQuarry Middle School are in a fight with Principal Rabbski about Fun Time a terrible standardized test preparation program brought by the school district to improve test scores. Fun Time has now replaced all their enjoyable extracurriculars. Grades 4-6

Watch Your Step: Merits Of Mischief
by T.R. Burns (Series)

Seamus Hinkle is the top troublemaking student at the Kilter Academy where the principal is not interested in reforming delinquents but to foster troublemaking.When the Kilter Academy students go on retreat with their parents, Seamus may discovers the true mission of Kilter Academy. Grades 4-6

All Four Stars
by Tara Dairman

Gladys Gatsby is a foodie who has taught herself to cook because her parents prefer junk food. A food editor offers Gladys a job reviewing a fancy dessert restaurant in New York City, not knowing that she is only eleven-years-old. How will she get there without her parents finding out? Grades 5-7

Memory Maze
by Gordon Korman (Series)

Middle schooler Jackson Opus is a hypnotist with telepathic mind control abilities and all types of people want to use him. Jax and his parents have been forced into hiding but he sees a way out when a dying multimillionaire approaches him with an offer he can’t refuse for a possible better life. Grades 4-6

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