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But on a warm summer day you can hear the children play. -Diana Ross
Farmers' Market by
Call Number: SE. J6362fa / SSHEL (NON-CIRC)
Publication Date: 1997-03-01
On Saturdays in the summer, Laura goes with her family to help sell their produce at the farmers' market and spend a little time with her friend Betsy.
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by
Call Number: S.808.81 F51 / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2014-03-11
Celebrated poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko pairs with Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet for a collection of short poems to sample and savor. It only takes a few words, if they're the right words, to create a strong image. Whether listened to in the comfort of a cozy lap or read independently, the thirty-six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow. Selected by acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko and gorgeously illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems invites children to sample poems throughout the four seasons.
Call Number: S.597.89 B5417f / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
For the first- to third-grade set, frogs are an endless source of fascination, especially when looked at VERY close up. See tiny poison dart frogs and mammoth bullfrogs, as Nic Bishop's amazing images show the beauty and diversity of frogs from around the globe. And simple, engaging text conveys basic information about frogs -- as well as cool and quirky facts. Nic Bishop Frogs is a fun and informative tour through an exciting amphibian world.
Hurricanes: Earth's Mightiest Storms by
Call Number: S.363.34922 L361h / SSHEL
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
Tells how hurricanes form, how scientists study them, and how they have affected the United States throughout this century.
Ice Cream Summer by
Call Number: SE. Si86ic / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2015-05-26
From Hans Christian Anderson Award winner and three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis comes a delectable picture book that is as breezy, sweet and irresistible as ice cream in summer. Dear Grandpa, Summer is going well. Don't worry, I am not forgetting about my studies. I read every day . . . So begins a young boy's correspondence with his grandfather, assuring him that even though it is summer, he is not slacking off! He is reading (ice cream flavors). He is writing (an ice cream book). He is practicing math (counting scoops and determining how many he will eat before school starts). He is learning about great inventors (such as the creator of the ice cream cone). And he is even studying American, European, and World History (the history of ice cream!). Readers will love the clever interplay of words and pictures as they see what Grandpa can't: All the boy's activities involve ice cream! This funny, affectionate intergenerational story, with pity text and sherbet-coloured artwork, is a delicious celebration of everyone's favourite summertime treat.
Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs: Poems and Paintings by
Call Number: S.811 F6631i / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2001-04-01
Toadally hilarious reptile and amphibian poems. Hop on in to Douglas Florian's new collection of twenty-one original poems and paintings. From transparent glass frogs and ravenous rattlesnakes to sticky geckos and stressed-out skinks, this slithery spectacle showcases once again a master's incomparable skill for making poetry informative, fun--and irresistible!
Rules of Summer by
Call Number: SE. T15r / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2014-04-29
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Arrival! Never be late for a parade. Never forget the password. Never ruin a perfect plan. It's all about the rules. But what if the rules feel completely arbitrary? What if your older brother is the only one who gets to make them up all summer long? And what if he's the only one who can save you when the darkness of winter comes rushing in? As usual, master artist and storyteller Shaun Tan shows us the strange truth of ordinary things - rules, relationships, despair, and hope - as only he can.
The Snake Book by
Call Number: S.597.96 L646s / SSHEL (NON-CIRC)
Publication Date: 1997-03-18
Get close up to snakes with this intriguing and innovative guide Children have always been fascinated by snakes, and this imaginative illustrated book safely captures these amazing creatures for close-up scrutiny. Each page is an overhead photograph of a box containing a snake which reveals its shape, size, color, and texture. The amazing photography -- of everything from cobras to constrictors -- is complemented by text that explains the environmental versatility of the species (some are swimmers, some climb trees). This beautiful and fascinating guide reveals the world of snakes as never before.
The Summer Solstice by
Call Number: S.394.263 J133s / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2001-01-08
People have always looked up at the sun with wonder and gratitude--so it is no surprise that humans throughout history has chosen to celebrate the summer solstice, the time of year when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. THE SUMMER SOLSTICE offers some fascinating descriptions of these celebrations. from ancient rituals to modern festivities, people have found many ways to express their thankfulness for the sun's gifts of warmth and light. THE SUMMER SOLSTICE depicts the mysterious rites of the Egyptians, the tales of fairies and selkies, the modern parades and baseball games--all part of the fun and folklore of this happy time. the book includes a Hawaiian myth about the origin of the seasons, and some hands-on activities that allow everyone to participate in the celebration.
This Is the Sunflower by
Call Number: SE. Sch1312t 2000 / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2000-04-05
First there is a sunflower. Seasons pass ... and soon there is a patch of sunflowers. Budding young gardeners will discover that what makes this happen is not magic - but is most definitely magical.
Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by
Call Number: S.811 G293t / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2001-02-28
Everything that happens when you go camping can be an adventure, from getting dressed inside your sleeping bag on a chilly morning to meeting a moose to sharing secrets in a tent at night. Kristine O’Connell George turns the memorable moments of a family outing into spirited, evocative verse, and Kate Kiesler’s vivid paintings provide a cast of characters and the perfect setting. The captivating poems and pictures in Toasting Marshmallows will leave readers with wonderful memories of a camping trip—even if they’ve never been on one!
To the Beach! by
Call Number: SE. As36t / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
It's a perfect day for swimming, building sand castles, and flying kites. But will this wacky family of sevenevermake it to the beach? First they need to go back for Fido. Then there's the cooler full of soda. And what about Baby's beloved ducky pail? Even with all the things everyone has forgotten to bring, the unpredictable weather, and the stop-and-go traffic, this family's beach trip is sure to be the best yet. That is, if they (and all their stuff) can get there!
Call Number: S.398.20952 K1236t / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2009-02-05
Ojiisan, the oldest and wealthiest man in the village, doesn't join the others at the rice ceremony. Instead he watches from his balcony. He feels something is coming; something he can't describe. When he sees the monster wave pulling away from the beach, he knows. Tsunami! But the villagers below can't see the danger. Will Ojiisan risk everything he has to save them? Can he? Illustrated in stunning collage by Caldecott winner Ed Young, here is the unforgettable story of how one man's simple sacrifice saved hundreds of lives. An extraordinary celebration of both the power of nature and the power each of us holds within.
Turtle in July by
Call Number: S.811 Si64t / SSHEL
Publication Date: 1989-09-01
An illustrated collection about the activities of particular animals in each month of the year.