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Story Time

Books that will be read in August and September at Story Time.
  • Book! Book! Book!

    Book! Book! Book!

    When the children go back to school, the animals on the farm have nothing to do. That is...until they discover the library. But when Cow, Pig, Horse, and Goat try to check out a book, they are met with a very puzzled librarian. Why can't she understand? It is only when Hen gives it a try - "book! Book! BOOK!" - that the animals finally get what they want! "Young kids...[will] love making all the animal noises and recognize how it feels when an adult doesn't understand." - Booklist

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  • Read It, Don't Eat It!

    Read It, Don't Eat It!

    This relaxed and rhyming recitation of rules can make library orientations for young patrons less daunting and more fun. Fifteen points of etiquette, applicable to any kind of library, are introduced and then demonstrated by anthropomorphized animals, rendered in acrylic paint and ink. This should definitely help little ones remember to “Read it, don’t eat it. / No dog-ears, please. / Find someplace else to sneeze. / Borrow, don’t steal. / TRY not to squeal. / Rips and tears won’t magically heal.” But the story is not all about “don’ts.” Everyone is enthusiastically encouraged to enjoy books and to “share with a friend / a sister, a brother.” -Booklist

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  • Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

    Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

    Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song—after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Count down with Pete in this rocking new story from the creators of the bestselling Pete the Cat books. - Booklist

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  • That's What Grandpas Are For

    That's What Grandpas Are For

    "If we are late and miss the bus, Grandpa will drive us to schooleven if he hasn't shaved. That's what grandpas are for." "If my arms are empty, my grandchildren will fill them. That's what grandchildren are for." What makes a grandfather special to his grandchildren and his grandchildren special to their grandfather? It's the little things that matter in this loving tribute to grandpas and grandkids everywhere. You'll love sharing this book with your own grandpa. - Booklist

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  • Lively Elizabeth!

    Lively Elizabeth!

    Elizabeth is a lively little girl. She loves stomping around, making a racket and creating an awful kerfuffle. One day she does the thing that she knows she should never do: she pushes Joe Fitzhugh. Joe tumbles into Jonny, who knocks into another child, and on and on and on. Oh dear, Elizabeth! What have you done? - Booklist

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  • I ain't gonna paint no more

    I ain't gonna paint no more

    A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then HIMSELF! Before this feisty artist is through, he'll have painted his head, back, hands, legs, feet, and . . . Oh no--here comes Mama! Karen Beaumont's zippy text and David Catrow's zany illustrations turn an infamous childhood activity into raucous storytime fun, giving a silly twist to the fine art of self-expression. - Booklist

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  • How do Dinosaurs say Goodnight

    How do Dinosaurs say Goodnight

    In a few simple lines of verse on each spread, fathers and mothers are ready to put their youngsters to bed. But in this book, the youngsters are a wide variety of dinosaurs. And how do dinosaurs say good night? Filled with wonderful detail and humor, children and their parents will love the expressions and antics of the eleven different dinosaur children depicted here, and each species is spelled out somewhere in the young dinosaur's bedroom. In the end, young dinosaurs behave a lot like people do: They give a big kiss, turn out the light, tuck in their tails, and whisper "good night." - Booklist

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  • No Sleep for the Sheep

    No Sleep for the Sheep

    One tired sheep wants nothing more than a good night's sleep. All is peaceful until—QUACK! Is that a duck at the barn door? And now a goat? A pig? A cow? A horse? Each new unexpected guest is bigger and louder than the last! How will the sheep ever get this barnyard crowd to quiet down before—COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO! - Booklist

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  • The Baby Beebee Bird

    The Baby Beebee Bird

    It's night time at the zoo, and all the animals are wide awake. The new baby beebee bird is keeping everyone up with his happy night song. Will they ever get some sleep? - Booklist

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  • Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo

    Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo

    In this engaging read-aloud, a little girl stumbles, drops her ice-cream cone, and gives a frustrated cry, despite the narrator's warning to "Never, EVER shout in a zoo-/because if you do-/anything might happen." Before long, the hapless heroine is being pursued by a scary bear, a moose on the loose, escaped apes, and an ever-growing menagerie of other animals. Released from tanks and cages, the creatures exact their revenge and gleefully surround the child, locking her (and some other humans) in a pen. The last page shows the girl, who is now standing next to an exhibit of a frozen dinosaur, stifling another shout. Observers are drawn into events on the first page, where the watercolor-and-pencil illustrations simply but effectively introduce the locale and then quickly propel the action forward. Presented against broad white backgrounds, the expressive animals project a benign ferocity tempered by baffled amusement. The bouncy text makes use of alliteration, repetition, and rhyming phrases as the narrator speaks directly to the bumptious child ("Uh-oh! Don't say I didn't warn you"). This lighthearted romp disguises a slightly scary concept, as captive creatures successfully break their bonds in an otherwise familiar and "safe" setting, but the mischievous tone and predictable developments mitigate the fear factor. - Booklist

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  • Book! Book! Book!

    When the children go back to school, the animals on the farm have nothing to do. That is...until they discover the library. But when Cow, Pig, Horse, and Goat try to check out a book, they are met with a very puzzled librarian. Why can't she understand? It is only when Hen gives it a try - "book! Book! BOOK!" - that the animals finally get what they want! "Young kids...[will] love making all the animal noises and recognize how it feels when an adult doesn't understand." - Booklist

    Read More…

  • Read It, Don't Eat It

    This relaxed and rhyming recitation of rules can make library orientations for young patrons less daunting and more fun. Fifteen points of etiquette, applicable to any kind of library, are introduced and then demonstrated by anthropomorphized animals, rendered in acrylic paint and ink. This should definitely help little ones remember to “Read it, don’t eat it. / No dog-ears, please. / Find someplace else to sneeze. / Borrow, don’t steal. / TRY not to squeal. / Rips and tears won’t magically heal.” But the story is not all about “don’ts.” Everyone is enthusiastically encouraged to enjoy books and to “share with a friend / a sister, a brother.” -Booklist

    Read More…

  • Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

    Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song—after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Count down with Pete in this rocking new story from the creators of the bestselling Pete the Cat books. - Booklist

    Read More…

  • That's What Grandpas Are For

    "If we are late and miss the bus, Grandpa will drive us to schooleven if he hasn't shaved. That's what grandpas are for." "If my arms are empty, my grandchildren will fill them. That's what grandchildren are for." What makes a grandfather special to his grandchildren and his grandchildren special to their grandfather? It's the little things that matter in this loving tribute to grandpas and grandkids everywhere. You'll love sharing this book with your own grandpa. - Booklist

    Read More…

  • Lively Elizabeth

    Elizabeth is a lively little girl. She loves stomping around, making a racket and creating an awful kerfuffle. One day she does the thing that she knows she should never do: she pushes Joe Fitzhugh. Joe tumbles into Jonny, who knocks into another child, and on and on and on. Oh dear, Elizabeth! What have you done? - Booklist

    Read More…

  • I Ain't Gonna Paint No More

    A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then HIMSELF! Before this feisty artist is through, he'll have painted his head, back, hands, legs, feet, and . . . Oh no--here comes Mama! Karen Beaumont's zippy text and David Catrow's zany illustrations turn an infamous childhood activity into raucous storytime fun, giving a silly twist to the fine art of self-expression. - Booklist

    Read More…

  • How do Dinosaurs say Goodnight

    In a few simple lines of verse on each spread, fathers and mothers are ready to put their youngsters to bed. But in this book, the youngsters are a wide variety of dinosaurs. And how do dinosaurs say good night? Filled with wonderful detail and humor, children and their parents will love the expressions and antics of the eleven different dinosaur children depicted here, and each species is spelled out somewhere in the young dinosaur's bedroom. In the end, young dinosaurs behave a lot like people do: They give a big kiss, turn out the light, tuck in their tails, and whisper "good night." - Booklist

    Read More…

  • No Sleep for the Sheep

    One tired sheep wants nothing more than a good night's sleep. All is peaceful until—QUACK! Is that a duck at the barn door? And now a goat? A pig? A cow? A horse? Each new unexpected guest is bigger and louder than the last! How will the sheep ever get this barnyard crowd to quiet down before—COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO! - Booklist

    Read More…

  • The Baby Beebee Bird

    It's night time at the zoo, and all the animals are wide awake. The new baby beebee bird is keeping everyone up with his happy night song. Will they ever get some sleep?

    Read More…

  • Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo

    In this engaging read-aloud, a little girl stumbles, drops her ice-cream cone, and gives a frustrated cry, despite the narrator's warning to "Never, EVER shout in a zoo-/because if you do-/anything might happen." Before long, the hapless heroine is being pursued by a scary bear, a moose on the loose, escaped apes, and an ever-growing menagerie of other animals. Released from tanks and cages, the creatures exact their revenge and gleefully surround the child, locking her (and some other humans) in a pen. The last page shows the girl, who is now standing next to an exhibit of a frozen dinosaur, stifling another shout. Observers are drawn into events on the first page, where the watercolor-and-pencil illustrations simply but effectively introduce the locale and then quickly propel the action forward. Presented against broad white backgrounds, the expressive animals project a benign ferocity tempered by baffled amusement. The bouncy text makes use of alliteration, repetition, and rhyming phrases as the narrator speaks directly to the bumptious child ("Uh-oh! Don't say I didn't warn you"). This lighthearted romp disguises a slightly scary concept, as captive creatures successfully break their bonds in an otherwise familiar and "safe" setting, but the mischievous tone and predictable developments mitigate the fear factor. - Booklist

    Read More…