Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sharing a love of picture books

If you don’t have children in the house, it may have been a long time since you’ve read a picture book. Remember Curious George, Babar, Corduroy, and Clifford? They are still very much favorites of many children, but they have been joined by many new friends: Arthur, Peedie, Spot, Froggy and more.
I invite you to share the wonder of some of literature’s most wonderful creative minds, old and new. Children’s stories use tales to inform, inspire, and teach a lesson in the most time honored tradition, storytelling. Beautiful illustrations add depth and meaning.  You might remember award-winning illustrators Margaret Wise Brown, Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle, who are now joined by Steven Kellogg, Jan Brett, and Michael Hague.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
If you have a small child whom you cherish in your life, I hope you will consider introducing them to wonderful picture books, old and new, throughout the year. If you’re not sure what’s available in the current world of children’s literature, the staff at the Newport Library would be happy to show you our many favorites.
Curious George

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