Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Books

Our summer reading program is over, but there are more great books just arriving in the library to continue your reading adventures. Check these out:

"Everything I Need to Know Before I'm Five" by Valorie Fisher is a beautiful, deliciously photographed collection of letters, numbers, and shapes. I bet most of our storytime kids know everything in this book and will be delighted to show-off their knowledge.

"Bee and Bird", by Craig Frazier is another gloriously illustrated book that tells a poignant story completely without words. Beautiful patterns and colors will grab your child's eye and together you can verbalize the story. Recent studies point to the power of wordless books in developing literacy. Plus, it's fun!

"A Butterfly is Patient" by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long is yet another incredibly illustrated picture book. I love their previous books, "A Seed is Sleepy", and "An Egg is Quiet" and can't wait to get my hands on their newest which details with scientific accuracy and an artist's eye the lives of butterflies. As a child, this is the kind of book I would have spent hours poring over.

"Bailey" by Harry Bliss is a favorite I've been waiting to share with the RML public. I met Harry Bliss in May and he signed his book for me. Unfortunately, it wasn't officially released until this month so I had to hold the book until now. This book is so sweet and so funny, as Bailey the dog goes to school as if he is just one of the children. He excels at painting with his tail and digging holes when planting flowers, delighting all and making the reader laugh along with his classmates. Charming illustrations and a dog you'll fall in love with.

These and more new books are just waiting for you.

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