October 2017: Cloud Forests and Jungles
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.
¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z!: Descubriendo el Bosque Nublado = Olinguito, from A to Z! : Unveiling the Cloud Forest.
High, high up in the Andes blooms a brilliant forest. Come, explore the unique world of the cloud forest high up in the Andes. Follow the alphabet to discover the amazing plants and animals that live there. Help a zoologist look for the furry olinguito, an animal discovered not long ago in Ecuador.
Early readers. (j) QH541.5.R27 D45 2016
The Forest in the Clouds. Collard, Sneed B.
Watertown, Mass.: Charlesbridge, 2000.
Travel to where the winds hit the high mountains of Costa Rica. Discover this tropical wonderland of resplendent quetzals, stealthy margays, slow-moving sloths, and other startling and secretive creatures! Learn how clouds nourish the forest's remarkable plants. This book also describes the threats facing this remarkable ecosystem and what you can do to help.
Advanced readers. (j) QH541.5 R27cac C684 2000
Killer Plants and Other Green Gunk. Claybourne, Anna.
London: Franklin Watts, 2014.
Many plants are more disgusting and dreadful than they look. From powerful poisons to hideous smells, this book is full of yucky, painful and fascinating facts about plants.
Advanced readers. (j) QK50 .C53 2014
Adventures in the Rainforest: Discovering Biodiversity. Dallmeier, Francisco.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2002.
Ten-year-old Alina and her eight-year-old brother Julian spend an exciting week in the Peruvian Amazon with their uncle, a conservation biologist, uncovering the secrets of life in the rainforest.
Advanced readers. (j) QH541.5 .R27 D35 2002
Gecko's Complaint: A Balinese Folktale. Bowler, Ann Martin.
Singapore: Periplus; Enfield : Airlift, 2003.
A gecko living on Bali is kept awake by hundreds of fireflies so he complains to Raden, the jungle's lion leader. Raden listens to complaints of many animals and finds a reasonable solution.
Early readers. (j) QK474.5 .B69 2003
Rain Forest. Cowcher, Helen.
New York : Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1988.
The destruction of a rainforest and the resulting dislocation of its animals is graphically described in this fictional tale for young readers.
Pre-readers. (j) QH541.5 R27 C838 1988
Jungle. Greenaway, Theresa
New York: DK Pub., 2009.
Introduces readers to the many kinds of animals and plants found in rain forests of the world.
Advanced readers. Nonfiction. j QH541.5.R27 G828j 2009
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest. Cherry, Lynne.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990.
The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.
Early readers. Fiction. (j) QK495.B66 C4 C424 1990 Also available in Spanish: El Gran Capoquero: un Cuento de la Selva Amazonica
Verdi. Cannon, Janell.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt, 1997.
A young python does not want to grow slow and boring like the older snakes he sees in the tropical jungle where he lives.
Early readers. Fiction. j QL644.2.S6 164 1997
The Zabajaba Jungle. Steig, William.
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1987.
Leonard explores the mysterious Zabajaba Jungle where he discovers a giant flower with sweet nectar.
Early readers. Fiction. j QK474.5 .St33 1987
In the Rainforest. Duke, Kate.
New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2014.
A lively introduction to the rainforest combines illustrations and diagrams with explanations about the abundant plant and animal life that can be found there.
Early readers. (j) QH541.5 R27 D88 2014
Nightwatch: Nightlife in the Tropical Rain Forest. Riley, Peter D.
Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Children's Books, 1999.
The flora and fauna of rain forests around the world is presented in text and pictures.
Advanced readers. Nonfiction. j QH541.5.R27 R454 1999
Tingo Tango Mango Tree. Vaughan, Marcia K.
Morristown, N.J.: Silver Burdett, 1995.
When iguana Sombala Bombala Rombala Roh grows a ripe, juicy, giant mango and tries to keep it for herself, she is outwitted by Bitteo Biteo the bat.
Early readers. Fiction. (j) SB379.M2 V465 1995