Dr. Seuss said it best

“The more you read, the more you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go.” – Dr. Seuss

“This Is Not My Hat”

Preschool – Grade 1

2013 Caldecott Award

In this award winner, the narrator is a thief, albeit a very small one, a fish who has stolen a little blue bowler from a big sleeping fish.

As the little fish swims across the page, we find that he really doesn’t feel very bad about taking something that does not belong to him. In fact, he says, “Well, it was too small for him anyway.” What we cannot see as little fish swims away to his hiding place is that big fish in right behind him.

What do you think happened in all that tangle of seaweed?

“Knuffle Bunny”

Preschool – Grade 1

2005 Caldecott Honor Book

On a father-daughter trip to the Laundromat, before toddler Trixie “could even speak words.” Daddy accidentally tosses her favorite stuffed bunny into the washing machine.

Trixie’s baby jibberish, trying to tell Daddy something’s wrong, does not work. Well, Trixie pitches a fit you would not believe and panicky Dad-in-charge sprints back to get bunny.

Imagine everyone’s surprise when Trixie exclaims her first words, “Knuffle Bunny” upon seeing her lost toy!

Willems combines expressive cartoon drawings with beautiful photographs of Brooklyn, New York, to produce this wonderful little book.

“When Clay Sings”

Grades 2-5

1973 Caldecott Honor Book

For 40 years, students have read this beautiful lyrical presentation of the lives and thoughts of an ancient people whose pottery can still be found in the desert of the Southwest.

“Now Indian children make a game of searching for bits of clay that were once somebody’s bowl or mug or cooking pot or dipper.”

Their parents and teachers explain what each piece means in their culture.

“My Brave Year of Firsts”

K-Grade 1

“The first time I rode a two-wheeler alone, I crashed and my mom filmed it on her iPhone…”

In this wildly illustrated story, we, along with the authors, remember the extraordinary, everyday bravery of trying new things for the very first time.

We go with Frankie to the first day of first grade, tying shoes for the first time, and first riding lessons.

Some firsts make us smile; some firsts make us cry, but all firsts are all about growing up.

Coming Events @ Your Library

– The library is open Monday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, closed.

-Tax forms and information available at your library.

-Movie Matinee at the Hood County Library each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. “Desk Set” is the featured showing Tuesday, Feb. 26.

-Friends of the Library’s Spring Book Sale coming in April.

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