Readings in 2018-2019 included:
May 17, 2019
Readers: John DeLooper and Alison Lehner Quam read: Baby Goes to Market, Don't Blink!, I Will Race You through this Book!, and Thank You, Bees.
Baby Goes to Market
Call Number: 9780763695705
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.
Call Number: PZ7.1.B66814 Do 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-06
Think you can win a staring contest against an elephant? What about a gorilla, a cheetah, a fox, or an alligator? What about all them--AND a bunch of their other animal friends--at the same time? You're about to find out! Whatever you do DON'T BLINK!
Thank You, Bees
Call Number: 9780763692612
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
Sun gives us light. Thank you, sun. The honey that sweetens our bread comes from bees (thank you, bees). With spare, repetitive text and bright, torn-paper collage artwork, this picture book gives even the youngest readers a subtle sense of how everyday things are related -- and inspires an appreciation for life's simple gifts.
April 5, 2019
Reader: Alison Lehner Quam read: The Crocodile and the Dentist, Hush Little Bunny, Lizard from the Park and And the Spring Grass Grew All Around!
The Crocodile and the Dentist
Call Number: PZ7 .G586 Cr 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-21
Oh, it's time to go to the dentist! Crocodile has a toothache, but he's afraid of the dentist. The dentist wants to help, but he's afraid of Crocodile. Never fear! Author-illustrator Taro Gomi cleverly and humorously presents both sides of the story, as the crocodile and the dentist learn to be brave and face their fears--of what might happen in that dentist's chair and of each other!
Lizard from the Park
Call Number: PZ7 .P4478 Liz 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
When Leonard takes a shortcut through the park, he finds an egg and takes it home, where it hatches into a lizard (or so Leonard thinks). Leonard names his new pet Buster and takes him all around the city: on the subway, to the library, to a baseball game, and more. But Buster keeps growing and growing--and Leonard gets the sense that Buster is longing for something Leonard can't provide. Before long, Buster becomes too big to keep, and Leonard realizes he needs to set Buster free.
And the Spring Grass Grew All Around!
Call Number: PZ8.3 .A532 2008
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
The classic children's song gets an entertaining interpretation by artist Emily Bolam.
March 29, 2019
Reader: Alison Lehner Quam read: Builders & Breakers, Dude!, Look, So Light, So Heavy and And the Spring Grass Grew All Around!
Builders and Breakers
Call Number: PZ7 .L6256 B85 2018 R
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
When their dad forgets his lunch box on his way to the construction site, a young brother and sister set out to take it to him, and along their way witness all the noisy, exciting action of a build site in the city. With builders building, breakers breaking, and a whole host of impressive machines and vehicles hard at work, this book bursts with color.
Call Number: PZ7 .R33213 Dud 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-24
A platypus and this beaver who are friends go surfing but, there's this shark who's in the ocean, too. But don't worry. This shark approaches and you'll never guess what happens.
Call Number: PZ7.1.W656 Lo 2018
Publication Date: 2018-07-10
Look! It's a book! Starring a brother and sister who go to the zoo, see kangaroos and baboons, and get to bring home balloons! Told entirely in words that contain a double o, this playful story is a great choice for emerging readers.
So Light, So Heavy
Call Number: PZ7.S8985 Sq 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-09
Elephant is so heavy, and all the other animals are so light. How will the seesaw ever go up and down? Toddlers will be drawn in by repetition, opposites, humor, and an unexpected twist in this board book story about Elephant's quest to get the seesaw to teeter.
March 27, 2019
Reader at the Speech & Hearing Center: Alison Lehner Quam read: Apples and Robins, Dude!, Float, and And the Spring Grass Grew All Around!
Apples and Robins
Call Number: PZ7.1 .F45 Ap 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-08
In this extraordinary book, clever use of die cuts turns a variety of shapes and colors into new things--a circle into an apple, an oval into a bird, winter into spring--as this book explores the changing seasons around an apple tree.
Call Number: PZ7 .M699577 Flo 2015
Publication Date: 2015-06-09
A boy's small paper boat--and his large imagination--fill the pages of this wordless picture book. The book includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own.
February 8, 2019
Readers: Joan Jocson-Singh and Alison Lehner Quam read: I Can Dream, Got to Go to Bears!, Little Truck, Pie is for Sharing, and These Colors are Bananas, Who Am I?
Call Number: PZ7.G586 Li 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
Little Truck is venturing out to explore! He's going fast, climbing hills, and braving tunnels, being just the right amount of careful along the way. But no matter how far he travels, a caring parent is never far behind.
Pie Is for Sharing
Call Number: PZ7.1.L39486 Pi 2018 R
Publication Date: 2018-05-15
A picnic, a beach, a pie cut into pieces and shared with good friends. Pie is for sharing. It starts off round, and you can slice it into as many pieces as you want. What else can be shared? A ball, of course. A tree? What about time? Through the course of one memorable Fourth of July picnic, Stephanie Ledyard and Jason Chin take young readers through the ups and downs of sharing in this lovely picture book.
These Colors Are Bananas
Call Number: QC495.5 .F85 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-30
What color is an apple? A dog? Grass? Young readers will be amazed by the range of possibilities What color is a banana? It can be at least 25 different shades, according to this swatchbook of versatile subjects. An inversion of the way we typically look at color, this book challenges readers' predispositions towards using a particular crayon for a particular object.
Who Am I?
Call Number: PZ8.3..M8388 Wh 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
Pull tabs reveal ears, eyes, noses, mouths, and even tongues of the 10 special creatures. There is a sweet surprise at the end, when a baby animal makes a special appearance!
November 2, 2018
Readers: John DeLooper and Alison Lehner Quam read: Heads and Tails, Run Wild, Thank You, Omu!, and Wake Up!
Heads and Tails
Call Number: PZ7.C17358 He 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-23
White fluffy tail or blue-green feathers? Hop, slither, and fly from one page to the next in this fun guessing book. Would you be able to guess an animal if you could see only its tail? Clever clues and a turn of the page reveal its identity.
Call Number: PZ7.C83392 Run 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-05
"Hey, you! Sky's blue!" a girl shouts as she runs by the window of a boy bent over his digital device. Intrigued, the boy runs out after her, leaving his shoes (and phone) behind, and into a world of sunshine, dewey grass, and warm sand. Filled with the pleasures of being alive in the natural world, Run Wild is an exquisite and kid-friendly reminder of how wonderful life can be beyond doors and screens.
Thank You, Omu!
Call Number: PZ7.1.M6682 Th 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself? An author's note explains that "Omu" (pronounced AH-moo) means "queen" in the Igbo language of her parents, but growing up, she used it to mean "Grandma."
Call Number: PS3556 .R5982 W317 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
The world is wide awake -- are you? Stunning photos and poetic text usher readers into the early moments of life all around them. Wake up! Come out and explore all the new creatures being born -- just-hatched birds in the trees, tadpoles in the pond, a baby fawn in the woods. In their latest collaboration, poet Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder, the creators of Step Gently Out, Sweep Up the Sun, and Among a Thousand Fireflies, invite readers to wake up, open their eyes, and see the awe-inspiring array of new life just outside their door.
September 21, 2018
Readers: Alison Lehner-Quam and Robert Farrell read: A Big Mooncake for Little Star, Black Bird Yellow Sun, Hedgehog Needs a Hug, Hungry Bunny, I'm a Duck, and Saturday is Swimming Day.
A Big Mooncake for Little Star
Call Number: PZ7.L644 St 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can't resist a nibble? Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that provides a delightful explanation for the phases of the moon.
Black Bird Yellow Sun
Call Number: QC495.5 .L545 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
As a solitary black bird wings its way through the day, little ones are treated to a magnificent flight from one vibrant color to another. Children can journey with the graceful black bird and its tiny worm friend past orange leaves, through green grass, onto gray rocks, under pink flowers, and more before coming to rest beneath a brilliant blue moon.
Hedgehog Needs a Hug
Call Number: PZ7.1.B49 Hed 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-19
When Hedgehog wakes up feeling down in the snout and droopy in the prickles, he knows a hug will make him feel much better. But none of his animal friends are eager to wrap their arms around Hedgehog's prickles, and he's too smart to fall for Fox's sly offer. Then Hedgehog gets a surprise- Another animal in the forest is feeling exactly the same way. Luckily, both are kind and brave enough for the perfect hug.
Call Number: PZ7.R885153 H86 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
It's fall, which means it's the perfect time for mama's apple pie. The only problem? These apples are hard to reach! But Bunny has some ideas.
I'm a Duck
Call Number: PZ7.B91527 Imd 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-13
A satisfying story about conquering your fears. I cannot swim, and that is bad. A landlocked duck is very sad. One day, an egg rolled out of a nest and right into a deep pond. Now that egg is a little duck, and the water is still very scary. Jumping into the pond at all seems impossible, never mind swimming in a line with all his brothers. Big Frog offers to hold his friend's wing and dive in together, but our little duck knows that some challenges need to be faced alone. Even when they are very scary!
Saturday Is Swimming Day
Call Number: PZ7.Y89656 Sa 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-12
Swimming lessons are on Saturdays, and every Saturday one little girl has a stomachache. When she gets to the pool it's loud, the floor is wet and slippery, and her swim cap is too tight. Her swimming instructor, Mary, says it's OK to sit by the edge if she doesn't want to get in the water this week. The next Saturday the girl has a stomachache again, but with Mary's gentle encouragement, she eventually manages to make it into the pool to practice her kicks. Little by little, the girl's confidence grows -- until one Saturday comes around when she has no stomachache at all!