June 2014 Children's Story Time
Reading new books and old favorites on June 1 and 15
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.
When a young boy finds a book about redwoods on a bench in a subway station, wondrous events unfold. While flipping through the pages, he is soon transported to the redwood forest described in the book. After exploring the redwood forest, the boy passes on the adventure by leaving the book on a bench for another child to discover. Redwoods is packed with facts about these ancient trees, their history, and the ecosystems they support. Engaging and illustrated with fantastical paintings, this story is sure to entertain young urbanites. (Early readers)
(j) QK495.S5 C441 2009
Redwoods. Chin, Jason. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2009.
The Acorn's Story. Greeley, Valerie. New York: Macmillan, 1994.
The life cycle of an oak is followed in pictures and lyrical rhymes. (Early readers)
(j) QK495.F141 Q7 A1 G819 1994
Ancient Ones: the World of Old-Growth Douglas Fir. Bash, Barbara. New York, Crowell, 1973.
A simple explanation of what happens to various plants in winter. (Early readers)
(j) QK477.W4 C675 1973
The Ever-Living Tree: the Life and Times of a Coast Redwood. Vierira, Linda. New York: Walker, 1994.
Describes the 1,500-plus-year life span of a coast redwood along with major human historical events that occurred during that cycle. (Early readers)
(j) QK495.S5 V673 1994
In a Nutshell. Anthony, Joseph Patrick. Nevada City, Calif.: Dawn Publications, 1999.
A tiny acorn falls and finds refuge on the forest floor, sprouting into a sapling. As time passes we watch it turn into a mighty oak, weathering the seasons and storms as hundreds of years pass by. Told in simple language with beautiful imagery, this story meaningfully illustrates the cycle of life for even the youngest readers. (Early readers)
(j) QK495.F141 Q7 U6 An86 1999
Grandmother Oak. Dagit, Rosi. Boulder, Colo.: Roberts Rinehart, 1996.
This is the story of an oak that has lived for more than 2,000 years in California's Topanga State Park. (Early readers)
(j) QK495.F141 Q7 U6c D133 1996
The Tallest Tree. Lieber, Robert. San Francisco: Golden Gate National Parks Association, 2001.
Board book of bright illustrations and rhymes about animals and plants teaches children about the ecology of a coast redwood forest. (Pre-readers)
(j)SB413.P63 D44 1994
The Tree Giants: the Story of the Redwoods, the World's Largest Trees. Schneider, Bill. Helena, Mont.: Falcon Press, 1988.
Describes the pre-history and history of the redwood tree and explains the largest and most remarkable trees on earth, the California redwoods. (Advanced readers)
(j) QK495.S5 Sch51 1988
The Tree in the Ancient Forest. Reed-Jones, Carol. Nevada City, Calif.: Dawn Publications, 1995.
A remarkable web of plants and animals live around a single old fir tree. Includes a guide to forest creatures and their interrelationships. (Early readers)
(j) QH541.5.F6 R251 1995
The Tree of Time: A Story of a Special Sequoia. Baron, Kathy. Yosemite National Park, Calif.: Yosemite Association, 1994.
Story traces the life of a Redwood over 2000 years showing its stages of development in relation to important events in world history. (Early readers)
(j) QK495.S5 B268 1994
There Stand the Giants: the Story of the Redwood Trees. Weaver, Harriett E. Menlo Park, Calif., Lane Book Co., 1960.
This book dives into redwood history and facts at a reading level appropriate for intermediate and advanced readers. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams and maps.
(j) QK495.S5 W37 1960