We have added new picture books to the collection to go with Ora Copiilor our new Family Storytime in Romanian!
It’s Picture Book Month! Take a look through the Children’s Services department and you will see little notes throughout the picture book collection pointing out some of our favorite titles.
Family Reading Night
Clothespin Puppets Picture Book Show
Wednesday, November 15, 7-7:45 p.m.
See your favorite books come to life during a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets and audience participation. Get here early and meet the puppets and puppeteers starting at 6 p.m. Drop in.
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.
We’re All Wonders is the newest book by R.J. Palacio that features Auggie, the protagonist of Wonder. Unlike the previous books about Auggie and his classmates, this one is a picture book about the boy and his dog, Daisy.
Fans of R.J. Palacio’s books may also enjoy The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco.
Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be “Junkyard Wonders.” Patricia Polacco is known for stories (sometimes based on her own life, like this one) that are in a picture book format but appeal to older children.
Due to a generous donation from a patron, our library received a Ramadan READy Kit with books and decorations! Stop by to see the decorations in the display case near the juvenile World Languages collection. The kit also included books, which are being processed and added to the collection.
It’s Ramadan, Curious George by Hena Khan, illustrated by Mary O’Keefe Young
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan
Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story by Hena Khan
Ilyas & Duck and the Fantastic Festival of Eid-Al-Fitr by Omar Khawaja
The Shapes of Eid According to Me by Samia Khan; illustrated by Maria Ahmed
Check out our Ramadan and Eid display in the holiday section for more books, or ask us for help finding books about religion, holidays and celebrations.
The kit also included materials for making Happy Ramadan paper lanterns. This will be one of the crafts available at our Make-it Take-it craft program on Saturday. Drop in any time between 1:30 to 3:30 to make a craft while supplies last. We will also have materials for making a paper mosaic peace picture or an origami crane.
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