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Special Children's Story Time

Lunar New Year Story Time

Please join us for a special Lunar New Year Storytime, Sunday, February 17th at 11:30am at our Family Lunar New Year Celebration.

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.

Tree of Cranes. Say, Allen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1991.
Summary: A Japanese boy learns of Christmas when his mother decorates a pine tree with paper cranes.
(j)SD397 .Ch8 Sa99 1991

One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale Demi. New York: Scholastic Press, c1997.
Summary: A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.
(j)SB191 .R5 D395 1997

In the Park. Lee, Huy Voun. New York: Henry Holt, c1998.
Summary: On the first day of spring, a mother and her son go to the park where they draw Chinese characters that represent words relating to the season.
(j)SB454 .C17sp L512 1998

Dear Juno. Pak, Soyung. New York: Viking, 1999.
Summary: Juno, a Korean American boy, sends his grandmother in Seoul a leaf from a tree in his family's garden, after she sends him a flower from her persimmon garden.
(j)SB406 .P17 1999

Ginkgo and Moon. Mertins, Lisa. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1996.
Summary: Ginkgo tree tries to attract Moon's notice, but Moon is too busy chasing after dazzling Sun. ĘThrough persistence and creativity humble Ginkgo finally captures Moon's attention.
(j)QK494.5 .G48 M557 1996

Rice is Life. Gelman, Rita Golden. New York: Henry Holt & Company, c2000.
Summary: Text and illustrations demonstrate the importance of rice to life in Bali, where rice is consumed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
(j)SB191 .R5 G283 2000

Ma Jiang and the Orange Ants. Porte, Barbara Ann. New York: Orchards Books, c2000.
Summary: Ma Jiang and her mother trap and sell beneficial ants which protect orange trees from pests.
(j)SB975 .P832 2000

One Leaf Rides the Wind: Counting in a Japanese Garden. Mannis, Celeste A. New York: Viking, c2002.
Summary: In this collection of haiku poems, a young girl walks through a Japanese garden and discovers many delights, from one leaf to ten stone lanterns. Includes notes about Japanese religion and philosophy.
(j)SB458 .M316 2002

Koa's Seed: a Hawaiian Version of an Age-Old Tale. Han, Carolyn. Ewa Beach, Hawaii: BeachHouse Pub., c2004.
Summary: A leader of a Hawaiian village decides to choose a new leader by giving each man and boy a seed to tend for one year. At the end of the year, a young man named Koa is taught a valuable lesson.
(j)SB117 .H19 2004

A Journey to Paradise. Siberell, Anne. New York: Henry Holt, c1990.
Summary: When a magical elephant agrees to take Guba the gardener to Paradise, Guba and his friends discover where Paradise really is.
(j)SB466 .I4 .Si11 1990

Peach Heaven. Choi, Yangsook. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2005.
Summary: The white peaches grown in Puchon are the best in all South Korea, and a rare treat for a little girl who lives in the town, who dreams of a peach orchard where she can eat as much of the delicious but expensive fruit as she wishes. After weeks of heavy downpours, the sky begins to rain peaches and the girl finds herself in peach heaven, until she remembers the farmers who have lost their harvest and decides she must help them. The story is a recollection from the author's early childhood.
(j)SB371 .C452 2004

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