October Picture Book Bonanza
Picture Books You Won't Want to Miss!
This fabulous array of picture books spans time, communities, and creatures, and is full of heart and wise lessons that are perfect for sharing!
Join us in-store to meet:
Scroll by HUI LI. After Grandpa introduces calligraphy and Chinese characters to Lulu and her dog Dumpling, they find themselves magically transported to a world where the characters they draw come to life! Soon Lulu and Dumpling meet a bird, a zither-playing musician, and many other animated friends. But when they discover an angry dragon, Lulu is not sure how to draw them out of this tense encounter.
- Splash Goes the Whale by MATTHEW VAN FLEET. Once there was a little whale swimming in the sea who said he was so hungry he could eat from A to Z. So he does just that in this pleasing and bright novelty book that features twenty-six undersea animals, both familiar and unusual, a pull tab, and two large pop-us including a finale that features the amazing real creatures who star in the book!
- The Kitten Story: A Mostly True Tale by EMILY JENKINS. Finally, it's time for this family to adopt a pet of their own! But big decisions remain to be made. The two children definitely want a kitten. But Daddy insists an older cat is best. No one can agree on a name, either. When Mommy and Rosie visit a shelter to choose their pet, yet another problem arises and they must go home empty-handed. Will the family ever be able to adopt their newest furry family member?
I Am Stuck by JULIA MILLS. “Stuck?” asks Duck. Yep, Turtle is flipped over on his shell and can’t seem to get un-stuck. Duck suggests wiggling his feet, Kangaroo wants him to wag his tail, and Armadillo says rolling into a ball always does the trick. But Turtle is STILL. STUCK. Is there anyone who can help?
- Zhen Yu and the Snake by ERICA LYONS. In long ago China, a girl named Zhen Yu wanders away from her father at a busy market. A mysterious fortune teller helps Zhen Yu’s father find her, but also warns him that one day his daughter will be bitten by a snake on her wedding night. Years later, as Zhen Yu is dressing for her wedding, a knock comes on the door. Although it is her wedding day, she is not too busy to show kindness to a stranger. She opens the door, sticking her hairpin into the silk wall, unknowingly killing the lurking snake that the fortune teller had foretold. “It was the mitzvah of giving to the poor that kept you safe,” says her father.
Sunday, October 15th at 1PM EST at Our 17th St Store!
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