November is picture book month! Three for Thursday!

Each Thursday in November I will review three picture books that are available in Infosoup!

   

Bug in A Vacuum Melanie Watt 2015

A picture book about Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of loss, you say? Yes! This is amazing and wonderful. I am not certain on the audience but this is fascinating. You are cleverly captured from the beginning with, “Bug: An insect; An unexpected glitch and vacuum: A cleaning machine; a void left by a loss”.

http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2051258?lang=eng

Mr. McGinty’s Monarchs Linda Vander Heyden (local author!) 2016

This is a charming book about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly with informational end papers. On the flap under the author bio we discover the author’s inspiration for the book. This book reminded me of the starfish story. We cannot save all of the monarchs but let’s save as many as we can!

http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2082709?lang=eng

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story Patrick McDonnell 2014

“Messes” can get in the way of our story but we still carry on. Great message conveyed in a fun manner.

http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2007169?lang=eng

NaNoWriMo session--all welcome!

As you know, your library is an information center. As such, we promote communication in all forms: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. That is why we are glad to announce that we are trying our 3rd year of a NaNoWriMo session at our library. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Information is available at http://nanowrimo.org/. Anyone who is interested in writing can come, even if they are not writing a novel. We have set aside the library meeting space on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from noon until 2 p.m. for people to come and write and support one another. Please feel free to join us. You can bring a notebook or a laptop or whatever!
Snacks wi
ll be provided. Our facilitator will be Jennifer Daniels. Thank you!

November is picture book month! Three for Thursday!

Each Thursday in November I will review three picture books that are available in Infosoup!

   

Vincent Paints His House Tedd Arnold 2015

This is a fantastic introduction to the concept of colors for very young children. But it also introduces them to the artist, Vincent Van Gogh. Love it!

http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2050003?lang=eng

Nanette’s Baguette Mo Willems 2016

Stellar Mo Willems has another success here! Who knew there were so many words that rhyme with Nanette and baguette? A very funny story that makes the reader hungry for some hard crispy French bread!

http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2106879?lang=eng

Choose Your Days Paula S. Wallace 2016

I found this title on a death and grieving bibliography. But it actually has a stronger message of living a wonderful life before going through your final door. I highly recommend this.

http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2089787?lang=eng

November is picture book month! Three for Thursday!

Each Thursday in November I will review three picture books that are available in Infosoup!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn Kenard Pak 2016

 

This is a beautifully illustrated book with an appealing font that perfectly captures the turn of the seasons between summer and autumn. It reflects on the beautiful colors we see in fall, how nature is preparing for winter, and how we are pulling out our woolens! Simply lovely!

http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2100493?lang=eng

Because your grandparents love you Andrew Clements 2015

This is a perfect book for Grandparents' Day! The story is set on a farm and the grandparents show restraint and patience with their grandchildren because THEY LOVE THEM!

http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2058312?lang=eng

Nowhere Hair Sue Glader 2010

This is a nice, gentle, bouncy, happy way to explain what happens to mom's hair when she has undergone chemotherapy.

http://search.infosoup.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1917113?lang=eng