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March 2014 Children's Story Time

Garden Creatures, Great & Small

Reading new books and old favorites on March 2 and 16

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.

Bats at the Library. Lies, Brian. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Bored with another normal, inky evening, bats discover an open library window and fly in to enjoy the photocopier, water fountain, and especially the books and stories found there. (Early readers)
(j) QL795.B3 L625b 2008

Birds. Henkes, Kevin. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2009.
Fascinated by the colors, shapes, sounds, and movements of the many different birds she sees through her window, a little girl is happy to discover that she and they have something in common. (Pre-readers)
(j) QL676.H389 2009

Clara Caterpillar. Edwards, Pamela Duncan. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
By camouflaging herself, Clara Caterpillar, who becomes a cabbage butterfly, courageously saves Catisha the crimson-colored butterfly from a hungry crow. (early readers)
(j) QL561.P5 Ed97 2001

Frog and Toad Together. Lobel, Arnold. New York : HarperCollins, 1972.
Five tales about two best friends include a story about their effort to plant a garden from seed. (Early readers)
(j) SB117 .L783 1972

Life Cycle of a Honeybee. Kalman, Bobbie. New York: Crabtree, 2004.
Describes the biology, development, and life cycle of honeybees and their benefits to the environment and humans. (Advanced readers)
(j) QL568.A6 K126h 2004

Little Green. Baker, Keith. San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt, 2001.
A young boy paints the flight of a hummingbird as it zips, loops, and zigzags around his garden. (Pre-readers)
(j) QL696.A558 B174 2001

Stellaluna. Cannon, Janell. San Diego, Harcourt Brace, 1993.
After she falls head first into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother. (Early readers)
(j) QL795.B3 C164 1993

The Very Lazy Ladybug. Finn, Isobel. Wilton, Conn.: Tiger Tales, 2001.
A lazy ladybug who never learned how to fly decides she wants to go somewhere, but she cannot find an animal to give her a peaceful ride. (Early readers)
(j) QL596.C65 F497 2001

Waiting for Wings. Ehlert, Lois. San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt, 2001.
Large-format illustrations accompanied by simple text show the life cycle of a butterfly. Includes information about butterfly gardening. (Early readers)
(j) QL541 .Eh56 2001

Wasps. Johnson, Sylvia. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1984.
This description of those wasps which are social insects, discusses their nest building, egg laying, metamorphic development, and life in the colony. (Advanced readers)
(j) QL568.V5 J637 1984

Woodchuck at Blackberry Road. Lamm, C. Drew. Norwalk, Conn.: Soundprints, 1994.
A woodchuck hibernates in the winter, gives birth in the spring, and teaches her young in the summer how to recognize and escape from predators. (Early readers)
(j) QL795.G7 L188 1994

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