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June 2013 Children's Story Time

California Giants

Reading new books and old favorites on June 2nd and 16th

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 Acorn's Story. Greeley, Valerie. New York: Macmillan, 1994.
The life cycle of an oak is followed in pictures and lyrical rhymes. (Early readers)
(j) QK495.F141 Q7 A1 G819 1994

Ancient Ones: The World of Old-Growth Douglas Fir. Bash, Barbara. New York, Crowell, 1973.
A simple explanation of what happens to various plants in winter. (Early readers)
(j) QK477.W4 C675 1973

The Ever-Living Tree: the Life and Times of a Coast Redwood. Vierira, Linda. New York: Walker, 1994.
Describes the 1500-plus-year life span of a coast redwood along with major human historical events that occurred during that cycle. (Early readers)
(j) QK495.S5 V673 1994

Grandmother Oak. Dagit, Rosi. Boulder, Colo.: Roberts Rinehart, 1996.
This is the story of an oak that has lived for more than 2,000 years in California's Topanga State Park. (Early readers)
(j) QK495.F141 Q7 U6c D133 1996

Life Cycle of the Oak Tree. Hogan, Paula Z. Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1991.
Presents a simple explanation of the life cycle of the oak tree. (Pre-readers)
(j) QK495.F141 Q7 A1 H678 1991

The Tallest Tree. Lieber, Robert. San Francisco: Golden Gate National Parks Association, 2001.
Board book of bright illustrations and rhymes about animals and plants teaches children about the ecology of a coast redwood forest. (Pre-readers)
(j)SB413.P63 D44 1994

The Tree Giants: The Story of the Redwoods, the World's Largest Trees. Schneider, Bill. Helena, Mont.: Falcon Press, 1988.
Describes the pre-history and history of the redwood tree and explains the largest and most remarkable trees on earth, the California redwoods. (Advanced readers)
(j) QK495.S5 Sch51 1988

The Tree in the Ancient Forest. Reed-Jones, Carol. Nevada City, Calif.: Dawn Publications, 1995.
A remarkable web of plants and animals live around a single old fir tree. Inculdes a guide to forest creatures and their interrelationships. (Early readers)
(j) QH541.5.F6 R251 1995

The Tree of Time: A Story of a Special Sequoia. Baron, Kathy. Yosemite National Park, Calif.: Yosemite Association, 1994.
Story traces the life of a Redwood over 2000 years showing its stages of development in relation to important events in world history. (Early readers)
(j) QK495.S5 B268 1994

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