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Val's View So many books, so little time - A few faves from our own storytime star Val!
Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DeTerlizzi
What do you do when your new best buddy has been designated a scourge by the community and marked for imminent extermination? Just ask Kenny Rabbit. When the simple folks in the sleepy little village of Roundbrook catch wind that there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, they get the wrong idea and the stage is set for a fight to the death. So it's up to Kenny to give his neighbors front-row seats to one of the best-known battles in history -- the legendary showdown between St. George and the dragon -- without losing a friend in the fray.
Today is the Birthday of the World by Linda Heller
Today is a special day: the birthday of the world, when God and all God's creatures celebrate the beauty of life. As God asks each dear creature in turn whether it has been the best that it can be, this simple affirmation of life and goodness applauds the contribution that each and every one of us from the mightiest elephant to the smallest childa can make. The whimsical animals in Alison Jayas perfectly composed crackled paintings will make this a favorite book on the family shelf.
Three Little Tamales by Eric Kimmel
The traditional "Three Little Pigs" gets a southwestern flavor in Kimmel's latest updated tale, a takeoff on his previous The Runaway Tortilla (2000), illustrated by Randy Cecil. Taking their cue from the aforementioned tortilla, three tamales from T'a Rosa's restaurant also decide to make a break for it. A flavorful addition to the folktale shelf that begs to be shared with a group.
Brava, Strega Nona!: A Heartwarming Pop-Up Book by Tomie de Paola
A beloved character created by dePaola comes to life in spectacular pop-up art engineered by the "New York Times"-bestselling team of Sabuda and Reinhart. In six spreads, Strega Nona shares her words of wisdom for leading a magical life, making for a glorious celebration of important values.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan
Thr gods of Olympus are alive and well in the 21st Century! They still fall in love with mortals and have children who are half-god, half-human, like the heroes of the old Greek myths. Could you be one of those children? Join the adventures of Percy Jackson and his modern demigod friends as they fight mythological monsters and forces of the titan lord Kronos.