Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Katherine Paterson
In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine
Paterson reimagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis
of Assisi in 1224. Illuminated with the exquisite illustrations of
cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton, this picture book offers a stunningly
beautiful tribute to nature.
Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand
On a windy spring day, what do Bear and Mole decide to do ? Why, fly a
kite, of course! But first they have to build one. They design, measure,
and finally construct their kite. With a zoom, zoom, zoom the kite
soars up, up, up in the air. But when a storm rumbles in—SNAP!—the kite
string breaks! The chase is on as the two friends tear after their kite
and find it in a tree, protecting a nest of baby birds from the rain.
This sweet story makes a perfect read-aloud for pre-schoolers.
Over in the Hollow by Rebecca Dickinson
Who else lives over in the hollow? A papa mummy and his little mummies
two, a mama owl and her little owlets three...and more! And they all
have something to say, whether it's to hoot, to howl, to hiss, or to
yowl. Inspired by Olive A. Wadsworth's classic counting rhyme, 'Over in
the Meadow,' Over in the Hollow is a spooky take on the popular
Appalachian poem. A wonderful read-aloud, the playful rhyme and
repetition will delight readers of all ages who enjoy a fun - not scary -
approach to the world of ghosts, werewolves, and the like.
The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
There are many kinds of quiet:
Quiet can be delicate.
Quiet can be thundering!
Quiet can be sweet,
and can most definitely help you fall asleep. With
kid-centric descriptions and irresistible artwork, this gentle picture
book explores all the different quiets that can fill a child's days from
morning to night.