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Tell Me a Story!

December 13, 2016 |

I Am A StoryFrom the earliest cave-dwelling people groups to today’s techno-based society, people of all ages love a good story. We love to read them, hear them, repeat them, embellish them, and if we don’t have a good one, we make one up. Stories can serve a variety of purposes; they can be used to record, teach, inspire, or entertain. No matter what form they take, oral, written, acted out, or electronic, as long as there are people, there will be stories.

I Am A Story by Dan Yaccarino is a delightful overview of the history of storytelling. Internationally acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a powerful picture book that celebrates storytelling–from the past to the present and beyond. From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press to our digital age, discover how a story has been told in many different ways from the past to today. It’s always been around, making us happy, sad, excited, or scared and bringing people together. With simple text and delightful illustrations, Dan Yaccarino reminds us of the power of story. This book is a brilliant explanation of how stories have been told, and the power they possess to move us. You won’t want to miss reading this picture book with your preschooler.

New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.
A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the twA Child of Bookso travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories–an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

The Wonderful Things You Will BeFrom Emily Winfield Martin, author/illustrator of Dream Animals, comes a new book that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever! From brave and bold to creative and clever, the rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids–both young and old. A great gift for any occasion, but a special stand-out for baby showers, birthdays, and graduation. The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes.  This book provides an ideal opportunity to explore with your child the “story” of their life, how you picture it, and what they think about their own future.