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March 2013 Children's Story Time

Secret Gardens

Reading new books and old favorites on March 3rd and 17th

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.

Amelia's Road/El Camino de Amelia. Altman, Linda Jacobs. New York: Lee & Low Books, 1993.
Tired of moving, Amelia, the daughter of migrant farm workers, feels at home when she discovers an old tree next to a rocky road. (Early readers)
(j) SB186 .AL79 1993 (English edition)
(j) SB186 .AL79s 1993 (Spanish edition)

The Curious Garden. Brown, Peter. New York: Little, Brown, & Co., 2009.
Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city. (Early readers)
(j) SB453 .B821 2009

The Enchanted Gardening Book; Ideas for Using Plants to Beautify your World, Both Indoors & Out. Herck, Alice. New York: Random House, 1997.
A step-by-step guide to creative gardening, including ideas for a delicate doll's garden and a miniature tropical rainforest. (Advanced readers)
(j) SB453 .H417 1997

The Forgotten Garden. Repchuk, Caroline. Brookfield, Conn.: Millbrook Press, 1997.
When an old man returns to his childhood home, an old manor house where his father was chief gardener, he sets to work with his shears and the garden is transformed. (Early readers)
(j) SB472.9.H4 R299 1997

The Hollyhock Wall. Waddell, Martin. Cambridhe, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 1999.
After Mary makes a garden in an old cooking pot and includes in it a boy fashioned out of clay, she finds herself with him in the garden. (Early readers)
(j) SB450.7 .W117 1999

Secret in the Garden. Mayhew, James. New York, Chicken House, 2003.
One sunny day, Sophie is outside, reading her favorite book, when a robin drops a key into her hands, which unlocks a door to a lush garden. Small die-cut holes reveal gimpses of the next page. (Early Readers)
(j) SB453 .M453 2003

The Secret Garden. Burnett, Frances Hodgson. New York: Lippincot, 1962.
Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden. (Advanced readers)
(j) SB455 .B934 1962

The Secret Garden Notebook. Burnett, Frances Hodgson. Boston: David R. Godine, 1991.
This beautifully illustrated book recounts the magic of The Secret Garden and offers simple gardening projects that can even be done by older children. (Advanced readers)
(j) SB453 .Se25 1991

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