Junior Biblio File – July
July is a lovely time to read!
This month we are celebrating Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert (who recently passed away). Many of us have lovely memories of cuddling up with their cheerful, colourful, picture books. I know I have vivid memories of the first time I heard Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See in kindergarten. We encourage you to check out some of our Carle or Ehlert books and relive your childhood memories, and share them with others. We also encourage you to try a collage art piece yourself! They are lots of fun, a great project to do with someone you love, and look great on the fridge. We hope you have a wonderful month!
Our Eric Carle books:
In this poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, Eric Carle takes readers on an exciting voyage of discovery. Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words and learn simple math concepts, such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography.
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners. For generations, The Grouchy Ladybug has delighted readers of all ages with the story of a bad-tempered bug who won’t say “please” or “thank you,” won’t share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else. Readers will love how this testy ladybug introduces them to many
new animals and learns that maybe being grouchy isn’t always the best option.
Carle’s classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a beautiful butterfly.
Our Lois Ehlert books:
In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no—Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!
This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. Lois Ehlert’s bold collage illustrations include six pages of staggered width, presenting all the flowers of each color of the rainbow.
Meet Rrralph, the talking dog! He’s the smartest pup around, and he can tell you all about whether the path is rough, rough on his paws, or whether he wants to come inside. (Yep, yep, he does!) Featuring Lois Ehlert’s signature bold and playful collage illustrations and funny call-and-response text, RRRalph is sure to get little ones laughing (and talking to their dogs!).
The marching band is in the distance. Big as ants. Loud as crickets. Here it comes! Big as crickets. Loud as birds. Coming closer! Louder and louder, brighter and brighter. Hear the drums! Hear the horns! The band is here, marching by. Thump, Thump, Thump! Rat-a-tat-tat!
Click on the rainbow for an art tutorial from the Plano Public Library as inspiration for your own art! You could put it on your fridge, your wall, as a bookmark, or hang it in your front window for all the other artists to admire!