Saturday, December 8, 2012

Primary picture books are a delight in December!

One of the nicest parts of the school library, I think, is really getting to explore each of the seasons with stories and crafts.  Our youngest booklovers have been exploring fiction and nonfiction about bears, and the kindergarten mixed them up a bit by imagining and illustrating what the character Old Bear from Kevin Henkes' book might be dreaming while he hibernates.  A favorite of the first grade has been Ginger Bear by Mini Grey, and they are enjoying working collaboratively on a huge mural depicting the merry mischief of all of Ginger Bear's cookie friends, as inspired by the book.  Dreidels were spinning and so were stories as the second grade got lots of laughs from the clever and exciting tale of Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel and illustrated by the inimitable Trina Schart Hyman.  Please check out lots and lots and lots of December snowy-time, story time recommendations featuring traditional December holidays here!

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