Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Books Thanks to the Grange

We have an influx of wonderful new books in the children's area thanks to the generosity of the Marlborough Grange. These books help us celebrate Marlborough's rural and farming roots, just as the Grange celebrates its agriculture heritage while working to strengthen communities and families. Our local Grange has been extremely supportive of our library through the years and, as these books educate and delight, I know I speak for the entire library staff and patrons when I say "THANK YOU!!!"

Here's a sampling of some of the many fine books paid for by the Grange:

"An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm" by Carol Watterson, ill, by Michaela Sorrentino: Facts, farm lore, games, and gorgeous illustrations make this a perfect book for your child who is always wanting to know more. Why are egg yolks yellow? How do bees and ladybugs help farmers? What about those ants? Use the book as a storybook and then read it again for all the great facts. Find this book with the children's new non-fiction, JE 630 Watterson.

"Meow Said the Cow" by Emma Dodd: Not just another farmyard sound book! A mischievous, magical cat turns the barnyard upside down and confuses the other animals when the "wrong" sound comes out of their mouths. A silly, comically-illustrated book that's fun to read, you'll find this with the new picture books, JE Dodd.

"Grandpa's Tractor" by Michael Garland: With gorgeous illustrations and a touching story, I love this picture book as a grandfather shows his grandson what used to be. The grandfather relates his memories before houses were built on the old farm and when the rusty tractor in the weeds was once the star of the farm. A treasure of a book, you'll find it with the new picture books, JE Garland.

"Jobs on a Farm" by Nancy Dickmann: I shared this lovely non-fiction book in storytimes last week and the kids loved it. With great, clear photographs and simple text, children are introduced to the many jobs on a farm from taking care of animals, to planting, to fixing buildings, and using big machines. A terrific overview of the work of farming. Find this with the new non-fiction, JE 630 Dickmann.

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