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July 2013 Children's Story Time

By the Water

Reading new books and old favorites on July 7 and 21

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.

The ABC of a Summer Pond. Friedman, Judi. St. Petersburg, Fla: J. Reads, 1975.
An alphabet of animals to be found in a pond with suggestions for related activities. (Pre Readers)
(j)QK932 .F91 1975

A Journey into a Lake. Johnson, Rebecca L. Minneapolis, Minn. : Carolrhoda Books 2004
Takes readers on a journey into a lake, showing examples of how the animals and plants are connected and dependent on each other and on the lake's freshwater environment. (Advanced Readers)
(j)QH541.5.P63 J636 2004

Goldfish and Chrysanthemums. Cheng, Andrea. New York : Lee & Low Books, c2003.
A Chinese American girl puts her goldfish into a fish pond that she creates and borders with chrysanthemums in order to remind her grandmother of the fish pond she had back in China. (Early readers)
(j) SB423 .C421 2003

Hidden Life of the Pond. Schwartz, David M. New York : Crown Publisher. 1988
Summary Photographs and text introduce the animals, insects, and plants in a pond. (Early readers)
(j) QH541.5.P63 Sch95 1988

In the Pond. Cristini, Ermanno. Saxonville, Mass. : Picture Book Studio USA 1984
The only text is introductory in this colorfully illustrated pond-level view of the animals and plants that make up the freshwater wetland ecosystem. (Pre Readers)
(j)QH541.5.P63 C868 1984

The Star Maiden : An Ojibway Tale. Esbensen, Barbara Juster. Boston : Little, Brown, c1988.
Tired of wandering in the sky, the star maiden becomes a water lily and finds a perfect home on earth. (Early readers)
(j) SB423 .Es12 1988

Mushroom in the Rain. Ginsburg, Mirra. New York : Aladdin Books 1990
How can an ant, butterfly, mouse, sparrow, and rabbit all take shelter from the rain under the same mushroom when, at first, there was only room for the ant? (Pre Readers)
(j)QK617 .G435 1990

Once Upon a Lily Pad : Froggy Love in Monet's garden. Sweeney, Joan, San Francisco : Chronicle Books 1995
The story of Claude Monet's painting of the water lilies in his garden, Giverny, is told from the viewpoint of a resident frog family. (Early readers)
(j)SB466.F91 Sw35 1995

Pond & River. Parker, Steve. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1988.
A photo essay about the range of plants and animals found in fresh water throughout the year, examining the living conditions and survival mechanisms of creatures dwelling at the edge of the water, on its surface, or under the mud. (Advanced Readers)
(j)QH541.5.P63 P228 1988

Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems. Sidman, Joyce. Boston : Houghton Mifflin 2005
A collection of poems providing a look at some of the animals, insects, and plants found in ponds, is accompanied by interesting and accurate information about each one. (Advanced Readers)
(j)QH541.5.P63 Si13 2005

The Water Hole. Base, Graeme. New York : Harry N. Abrams, c2001.
As ever growing numbers of animals visit a watering hole, introducing the numbers from one to ten, the water dwindles.
(j) QH541.5.W3 B291 2001

Way of the Willow Branch. Bernhard, Emery. San Diego, [Calif.] : Harcourt Brace 1996
An old branch is blown off a willow tree, is dropped into a stream, and has many adventures before eventually becoming part of a young boy's mobile. (Early Readers)
SB435.51.S3 B457 1996

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