Little Kids @ UAPL

New Children's Holiday Books

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Holiday season is right around the corner.  The Upper Arlington Public Library has some wonderful new books to entertain the whole family.

Read all about a spruce tree’s journey from growing on a farm to being the most famous tree in America in John Duvall’s The Great Spruce.  Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold explores the wonders of belief.  Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with Annie and her family in Potatoes at Turtle Rock by Susan Schnur.

The entire list can be found using the Select Reads link at the bottom of our webpage.

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Series

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Elephant & Piggie are back to recommend some new easy readers!  In the “Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!” series, the Mo Willems characters show up to excitedly introduce new stories by different authors.  

To read along with Elephant & Piggie, check out the first three books in the series:

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!

 

 

 

Anna Dewdney and Llama Llama

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Five years ago, I had the privilege of hearing Anna Dewdney (the author and illustrator of the Llama Llama books) give a presentation to a group of teachers and librarians at the Mazza Weekend Conference.  She talked about her life, work, and creative process, and I went away (like I always do at Mazza) with a deeper appreciation of her and her books.

Earlier this month, I was very sad to hear that Dewdney had lost her battle with cancer.  I read in several articles that, in lieu of a funeral, she asked for people to read to a child instead.  Llama Llama Misses Mama by Dewdney is of my favorite recommended reads for children starting preschool.  Check out that title and some of her other books below!

 

When a Box is Not Just a Box

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Cardboard boxes are more than just boxes - they can be rocket ships, secret clubhouses, robots, and even just special places for reading books. What can you do with a box? Let your imagination soar by reading one of the books listed below and collecting some boxes, tape, markers, and anything else that will help you turn your box into something fabulous.  sitting in my box

A Mighty Fine Time Machine by Suzanne Bloom

Meeow and the Big Box by Sebastien Braun

Sitting in My Box by Dee Lillegard

The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

The Nowhere Box by Sam Zuppardi

 

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