Books for Gift-giving
your youngest listeners with a winter-themed story time selection.
BOOKS AGES 5 THRU 8
chase and zigzag/ here/ and/ there,/ catching snowflakes in the
air./ They land on my face and on my hair./ I stick out my tongue/
and catch one./ Yum!” The arrival of snow transforms the world
into a rollicking playground. The cut paper artwork is as crisp
and beautifully stark as the season it depicts.
is black/ spilling night into day./ We watch northern lights/
start to flicker and sway.” A poetic tribute to all those snowy
activities children eagerly await: skating on frozen ponds, tossing
snowballs, and melting tiny flakes with a burst of warm breath.
NONFICTION: AGES 10 THRU 12
In Idaho, “Trout fishing is against the law if you are sitting
on a giraffe’s back.” Discover some outlandish laws dating back
to the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Each wacky law is accompanied
by exaggerated cartoon illustrations.#
S. Vasquez is a media specialist at Orange Brook Elementary School
in Hollywood, Florida. She is formerly a children’s librarian
for the New York Public Library.
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