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October 2013 Children's Story Time

Journey to the Jungle

Reading new books and old favorites on October 6 and 20 and a special Halloween storytime on October 27

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.

The Forest in the Clouds. Collard, Sneed B. Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge, c2000.
Describes some of the plants and animals that live in the cloud forest of Costa Rica, and discusses some environmental threats faced by this region. (Advanced readers)
(j) QH541.5.R27cac C684 2000

How Monkeys Make Chocolate: Foods and Medicines from the Rainforests. Forsyth, Adrian.
Text and illustrations examine how the world's rainforests provide edible and useful plants for animals and people. (Advanced readers)
(j) QH541.5.R27 F7768h 1995

Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests. New York : Morrow Junior Books, c1994.
Describes the climatic conditions of the rain forest as well as the different layers of plants and animals that comprise the ecosystem. (Advanced readers)
(j) QH541.5.R27 G352 1994

Nightwatch: Nightlife In The Tropical Rain Forest. Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Children's Books, c1999.
The flora and fauna of rain forests around the world is presented in text and pictures. (Advanced readers)
(j) QH541.5.R27 R454 1999

Pharmacy in the Forest: How Medicines are Found in the Natural World. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1998.
Identifies medicinal plants and their natural habitats while also explaining how these plants are found and tested for medical value. (Advanced readers)
(j) QK99.A1 P875 1998

Plants of the Tropics. Reading, Susan. New York : Facts on File, c1990.
Surveys the varieties of plants that grow in the tropical forests of the world and describes how they adapt to the conditions of their environment. (Advanced readers or adults)
(j) QK474.5 .R227 1990

The Shaman's Apprentice: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest. Cherry, Lynne. San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1998.
Kamanya believes in the shaman's wisdom about the healing properties of plants found in the Amazon rain forest and hopes one day to be a healer for his people. (Early readers)
(j) QK99.S6 C424 1998

Song of La Selva: A Story of a Costa Rican Rain Forest. Banks, Joan Norwalk, Conn. : Soundprints, c1998.
A strawberry poison frog travels through a Costa Rican rain forest searching for his territory. Includes illustrated glossary of plants and animals depicted in the story. (Advanced readers)
(j) QH541.5.R27cac B226 1998

A Walk in the Rainforest. Pratt, Kristin Joy. Nevada City, Calif. : Dawn Publications, c1992.
Examines the variety of plant and animal life found in the world's rain forests. (Early readers)
(j) QH541.5.R27 P888 1992

Welcome to the Green House. Yolen, Jane. New York : G. P. Putnam, c1993.
Describes the tropical rainforest and the life found there. (Early readers)
(j) QH541.5.R27 Y78 1993

The Zabajaba Jungle. Steig, William. New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, c1987.
Leonard penetrates the mysterious Zabajaba Jungle where he discovers a giant flower with sweet nectar. (Early readers)
(j) QK474.5 .St33 1987

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