January 2014 Children's Story Time
Blooms & Branches
Reading new books and old favorites on January 5 and 19
Looking for a fun, free and easy-to-coordinate activity? Join us in our cozy children's book nook with comfy kid-sized cushions, a bevy of stuffed animals and lively readers. Afterward, families can enjoy a special docent-led children's tour of the Garden. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This event is suitable for children aged 4-8. Held on the first and third Sunday of every month at 10:30am, Storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. The tour leaves the Library at 11am. The Library also has an excellent collection of books for children on plants, natural history, general science and nature-related myths and stories.
Another Tree in the Yard
Maggie the magnolia tree is a very important part of the Soto family, which is why she's not sure what to make of the new tree that just moved in to the yard. At first she's skeptical of Figaro the fig tree, and even a little jealous of the attention he gets. He takes up all the water and spreads his roots all over the place! But after some time Maggie realizes that it's not so bad having a little brother tree around, after all. This story about a human family and their tree counterparts will ring true for anyone who has experienced some growing pains when a family suddenly expands. (Early readers)
Another Tree in the Yard. Sera, Lucia. Waterbury, Conn.: Vocalis, 2004.
The Apple Pie Tree. Hall, Zoe. New York: Blue Sky Press, 1996.
Cherry Tree. Bond, Ruskin. Honesdale, Pa: Caroline House, 1996.
Grandfather Cherry Blossom. Pak, Soyung. New York: Viking, 1999.
Have You Seen Trees? Oppenheim, Joanne. New York: Scholastic, 1995.
The Old Man Who Made Trees Bloom. Jijii, Hanasaka. Union City, Calif.: Heian, 1985.
Sunflowers, Magnolia Trees & Other Flowering Plants. Parker, Steve. Minneapolis: Compass Point, 2009.
Peach Blossom Spring. Bordewich, Fergus M. New York: Green Tiger Press, 1994.
Tree Flowers. Selsam, Millicent Ellis. New York; W. Morrow, 1984.