On May 18, the 2018 season begins. Visit soon and often.
The 2018 gallery of picture books
Book # 1- May 18 ~ What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss with illustrations by Bob Hopgood (as sung by Louie Armstrong) Illustrations and lyrics introduce a song first recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, celebrating the wonders of nature, loving friends, and the promise of the future. While the book’s illustrations are colorful and lively, this first book of positive messages allowed students in grades 2-5 to illustrate their own interpretation of the lyrics.
Book # 2- June 1 ~ Salamander Sky written by Vermont author Katy Farber with illustrations by Meg Sodano This fictional, although informational, book features a mother and daughter who go out on a rainy night to help some of the thousands of migrating spotted salamanders safely cross the road.
Book # 3- June 15 - Everything you Need for a Treehouse by Carter Higgins with illustrations by Emily HughesFrom Follett Library Services: "A tree, timber, tools, a rope of twisted twine all all things you need to build a treehouse--but most of all you need time and imagination"
Book # 4- June 29 ~ Beyond the Pond by Joseph KueflerThis picture book about the power of imagination has a boy discovering that just beyond his ordinary house, there is a pond in his backyard with a whole world ready to be explored. Book # 5 ~ July 13 - Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies with illustrations by Mark Hearld illustrated treasury of poems reflects the experiences of children as they encounter nature for the first time. Throughout the book, kids will be explore the world around them as they learn facts and fun things to do.
Book # 6 - July 27- Redwoods by Vermont author and illustrator, Jason ChinFrom the publisher: A subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels--all the way to California to climb into the Redwood canopy. Crammed with interesting and accurate information about these great natural wonders, Jason Chin's first book is innovative nonfiction set within a strong and beautiful picture storybook.
Book # 7 ~August 10- Woodpecker Wham by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins "Enter woodpecker world and get a bird's eye view of everyday life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature's homebuilders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woodpeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages--perhaps some that live near you!"--Provided by publisher.
Book # 8 ~ August 24- The Adventures of Beekle: An Imaginary Friend by Dan Santat From Follett Library Services: An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.
Book # 9 ~ September 7 ~ What Do You Do With a Chance by Kobi Yamada with illustrations by Mae BesomFrom book jacket: "What do you do with a chance? Especially one that seems too big or too wild or just out of reach? Do you hold back? Do you act like you don't care? Do you let it slip away? This is the story of some remarkable chances and the child who doesn't know quite what to do with them. But the more chances come around, the more the child's fascination grows. And then, one day, a little courage makes all the difference in the world."
Book # 10 ~ September 21- After the Fall: How Humpty Got Back Up Again by Bob Santat This picture book is a nominee for the 2018-19 Red Clover Children’s Book Award. After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.
Book # 11: October 5 ~ Florette by Anna Walker
This watercolor illustrated story is a celebration of friendship, resilience, and the magic of the natural world. When Mae's family moves to a new home in the city, she wishes she could bring her garden from the country with her. Is there a way for her to have all of this in the city?
Book # 12: October 19 ~ Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by Richard Jones
Snow is coming, and it's time to get ready! The squirrel gathers nuts, the geese soar south, and the snowshoe hare puts on its new white coat. But what should the fox do? Each animal advises the fox that its own plan is best, but the fox thinks otherwise--yet it's not until he meets a golden-eyed friend that he finds the perfect way to celebrate the snowfall. -provided by the publisher