Special Topics and Celebrations

The Snowy Day

The adventures of Peter, a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than this book. With its universal appeal, the story has become a favorite with millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

   
The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Kea)

The adventures of Peter, a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than this book. With its universal appeal, the story has become a favorite with millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.


Winter Favorites

Don’t Say A Word, Mama/ No Digas Nada, Mama

This is a beautifully illustrated,  bilingual tale about two loving sisters who want to share with one another.

   
Don’t Say A Word, Mama/ No Digas Nada, Mama

Joe Hayes
(Español Juvenile - J 468 Hay)

This is a beautifully illustrated,  bilingual tale about two loving sisters who want to share with one another.


Giving and Sharing

What is Given from the Heart

Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.

   
What is Given from the Heart

Pat McKissack
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mck)

Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.


Giving and Sharing

The Quiltmaker’s Journey

The quiltmaker grows up wealthy and sheltered, but radically changes her life after she discovers the poverty and need outside her town.

   
The Quiltmaker’s Journey

Jeff Brumbeau
(Juvenile Fiction - J Bru)

The quiltmaker grows up wealthy and sheltered, but radically changes her life after she discovers the poverty and need outside her town.


Giving and Sharing

Under the Lemon Moon

The theft of all the lemons from her lemon tree leads Rosalinda to an encounter with la Anciana, the Old One, who walks the Mexican countryside helping things grow, and to an understanding of generosity and forgiveness.

   
Under the Lemon Moon

Edith Hope Fine
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Fi)

The theft of all the lemons from her lemon tree leads Rosalinda to an encounter with la Anciana, the Old One, who walks the Mexican countryside helping things grow, and to an understanding of generosity and forgiveness.


Giving and Sharing

Sam and the Lucky Money

Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he's received for Chinese New Year.
Chinese translation available (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 495.1 Ch)
 

   
Sam and the Lucky Money

Karen Chinn
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ch)

Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he's received for Chinese New Year.
Chinese translation available (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 495.1 Ch)
 


Giving and Sharing

A Gift from Abuela

Abuela wants to buy Niña a special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week. Though her plan might not work after all, the time they spend together and the love they have for each other are the best gifts of all.

   
A Gift from Abuela

Cecilia Ruiz
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Rui)

Abuela wants to buy Niña a special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week. Though her plan might not work after all, the time they spend together and the love they have for each other are the best gifts of all.


Giving and Sharing

Harold Loves His Woolly Hat

Harold is a very special bear who always wears a wooly hat. When the hat is stolen and he tries to get it back, he discovers that others may need it more.

   
Harold Loves His Woolly Hat

Vern Kousky
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Kou)

Harold is a very special bear who always wears a wooly hat. When the hat is stolen and he tries to get it back, he discovers that others may need it more.


Giving and Sharing

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