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The gallery of picture books
Book # 1- May 12 The Tin Forest by author Helen Ward with illustrations by Wayne Anderson (fiction) In the middle of a dark, lonely wasteland filled with old scrap metal lives an old man in a Tin Forest. He dreams of a lively forest each night, and one day he comes up with an idea to change things.
May 26 Fresh-Picked Poetry: a Day at the Farmer's Market by author Michelle Schaub with illustrations by Amy Huntington (nonfiction) Fresh Picked Poetry will invite children to be curious about farmer's markets and vegetable stands. It will help with learning how produce is grown, which foods to eat, and inspire healthy eating and literacy.
Book # 2- June 9 Over and Under the Pond by VT author Kate Messner with illustrator Christopher Neal Silas (nonfiction) In this companion to the Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, author and illustrator brings to life a secret underwater world. Readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond.
Book # 4- Jun 23 Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook by author and illustrator Anne Kennedy (fiction) In this 2016-17 Red Clover Honor book, this handbook is full of hilarious dog logic. It will tell you everything you need to know about living a tough life as a farm dog. Find resources for this book at www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763681067.kit.1.pdf
Book # 5- July 7 Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by author Pat Brisson with illustrator Mary Azarian (fiction) As a family sits down to enjoy a meal, thoughts of those who provide the food (from farmers who plant and tend the seeds to store clerks who sell the groceries) fill each with gratitude.
July 21 Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by author Kate Messner with illustrations by Christopher Neal Silas (nonfiction) Vermont author Messner helps us to discover what is in the garden full of green, and what makes its home underground in the dirt in this 2016-17 Red Clover Honor List book.
August 4 Over in the Forest, Come Take a Peek by author Marianne Collins Berkes with illustrations by Jill Dubin (nonfiction) Following the tracks of ten woodland animals, children learn the ways of forest animals to the rhythm of 'Over in the Meadow' as they leap like a squirrel, dunk like a raccoon, and pounce like a fox to learn about the inhabitants of a forest habitat. August 18 Water is Water: a Book About the Water Cycle by author Paul Miranda with illustrations by Jason Chin (nonfiction) In child-friendly language, this 2016-17 Red Clover Honor List book explains how the same water cycles throughout the world, in addition to the need to protect Earth’s water. Sept. 1 School’s First Day of School by author Adam Rex with illustrations by Christian Robinson (fiction) It's the first day of school and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, it soon recovers when it sees that it's not the only one going through first-day jitters.
September 15 Pond by author Jim LaMarche with illustrations by Meila So (fiction) A Group of friends discover a neglected pond in the woods and decide to fix it up together.
September 29 Otters Love to Play - a 2017-18 Red Clover Nominee by Jonathan London with illustrations by Meila So (nonfiction) Follow the otters through the seasons as they chase one another, slide down a mudbank, jump in a pile of leaves, and learn to swim. October 13 Sleep Tight Farm by author Eugenie Doyle with illustrations by Becca Stadtlander (fiction) This book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons. From spring's new growth, to summer's heat, and fall's bounty, winter brings the time for a well-earned rest.