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Caldecott Medal Winners

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The 2014 Caldecott Medal winner will be announced on Monday, January 27th.  In celebration, the staff of the Miller Park Branch has picked some of their favorite past winners:

Photo of Alina holding the book The Little House  Photo of Bree reading the book The Hello, Goodbye Window  Photo of Brian holding the book Where the Wild Things Are  Photo of Julie holding the book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble  Photo of Kate holding the book Kitten's First Full Moon and a cat puppet  Photo of Kris holding the book Owl Moon and an owl puppet  Photo of Sarah holding the book A Sick Day for Amos McGee       

On Saturday, January 25th, the Miller Park Branch will be hosting a Caldecott Crafts program at 11:00 a.m. for ages 3 and up.  Registration is required.  If you would like to attend, please go to UAPL's Events & Programs calendar to check for openings and to sign up.  To learn more about the Caldecott Medal, please visit the Association for Library Service to Children's informational page.  

Feel free to share your favorite Caldecott Medal winner in the comments section below!  

Two Peas in a Pod - Book Characters That Are Best Friends

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I was reading an Elephant and Piggie book by Mo Willems and it reminded me that there are other children’s books that feature two characters who have a great friendship. When I started looking, I found lots! The characters in these books have fun adventures but they also learn about kindness, fairness, and empathy. To get started, try some of the books below or click here for even more books about these characters - happy reading!

 

 

 

Picture Book Selection: Lizbeth Lou Got a Rock in Her Shoe

Lizbeth Lou is playing outside when a pebble gets stuck in her shoe.  When she carelessly tosses it away, it sets off a sequence of events that interferes with an entire neighborhood of creatures.  Each creature thinks the pebble is something else.  For example, the cricket thinks the pebble is a boulder that will sink its delicate leaf boat.  The duck is perplexed by the giant raindrop landing on her umbrella.  This is a fun story to read aloud because of the rhyming text.  Recommended for grades K-2.

'Tis the Season for a New Christmas Book

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Now that the countdown to Christmas has begun here are some new Christmas picture books that you might enjoy!  Whether it's a new take on an old classic, a tale of Santa Claus, or the story of Christmas you're looking for, at least one of these should make it on your to-read list for the holiday season.

 

Picture Book Selection: Each Kindness

In “Each Kindness”, award winning author Jacqueline Woodson and amazing illustrator E.B. Lewis have made a wonderful book about how treating people with kindness can help everyone. Maya is a new student and different from her other classmates with her hand-me-down clothes and old- fashioned toys.  Maya wants to make friends with Chloe and her gang of friends, but they reject her. Their teacher gives a lesson on simple kindness and Chloe realizes the opportunity for friendship that was missed, and how much better it would have been if she had been kind. 

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