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September 2013 Children's Story Time

Garden Mysteries

Reading new books and old favorites on September 1 and 8

Looking for a fun, free and easy-to-coordinate activity? Join us for Family Fundays on Sundays. Start with Storytime in our cozy children's book nook with comfy kid-sized cushions, stuffed animals and lively readers. Then get outside for a guided family garden walk! Wander out to the Children's Garden between noon and 3pm to enjoy nature craft activities and much more! Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. FREE (admission required for docent walks following story readings) 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.

Andy Ant. Vaughan, Laura. Jamaica Plain, Mass.: Terrapin Pub., c2001.
An adventurous ant sets out past the furthest point in his garden to discover what's on the other side. Early readers.
(j) QL568.F7 V465 2001

The Blueberry Shoe. Dixon, Ann. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, c1999.
When Baby loses a shoe on a blueberry-picking trip, it becomes an object of curiosity for all the animals on Ptarmigan Mountain before being rediscovered by the family with a surprise inside. Early readers.
(j) SB386.B7 D643 1999

Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Do You Know Me? A Garden Guessing Game. Rockwell, Anne F.
New York : HarperCollins, c1999. A series of riddles that first give descriptions of various flowers and then reveal their names. Early pre-readers.
(j) SB406 .R593 1999

Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery. Walsh, Ellen Stoll. San Diego, [Calif.] : Harcourt, c2001.
Two mice try to figure out how a little acorn turns into a huge oak tree. Early readers.
(j) QK495.F141 Q7 A1 W168 2001

Dr. Pompo's Nose. Freymann, Saxton. New York : Scholastic, c2000.
Doctor Pompo believes that he has found a nose lying on the ground, but everyone he meets identifies the mysterious object in a different way. Early readers.
(j) SB347 .F898 2000

Mysteries & Marvels of Plant Life. Cork, Barbara. Tulsa, OK : EDC Pub. ; London : Usborne, c1983.
A detailed look at the amazing, mysterious, and unexplained aspects of plants. Advanced readers or adults.
(j) QK914 .C813 1983

Owl in the Garden. Freschet, Berniece. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, c1985.
As dawn slides into morning, the birds and animals of the garden become excited about Bluejay's allegedly stolen peanuts. Pre-readers.
(j) QL676.5 .F892 1985

Plant Secrets. Goodman, Emily. Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge, c2009.
Learn the secrets of plant lifecycles, using four common plants. Simple text and colorful illustrations show the major phases of plant growth: seed, plant, flower, and fruit. Back matter offers more information on each plant, as well as on each stage of growth. Early readers.
(j) QK49 .G621 2009

Secret in the Garden: A Peek-Through Book. Mayhew, James, New York : Chicken House, c2003.
One sunny day, Sophie is outside, reading her favorite book, when a robin drops a key into her hands, which unlocks a door to a lush garden. Small die-cut holes reveal glimpses of the next page. Early readers.
(j) SB453 .M453 2003

Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy. Sams, Carl R. Milford, Mich.: C.R. Sams II Photography, c2000.
Forest animals, awakened by the birds' warning that there is a stranger in the woods, set out to discover if there is danger and find, instead, a wonderful surprise; illustrated by real forest photographs. Early readers.
(j) QH541.5.F6 Sa49 2000

What's This? Mockford, Caroline. New York : Barefoot Books, c2000.
A small girl finds a seed and, with her friends, discovers how it grows into a beautiful sunflower. Early readers.
(j) SB299.S9 M717 2000

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