“Harry Can Hear” was written by Fynisa Engler, illustrated by Milanka Reardon, and published by Lawley Publishing. “Everyone assumes Harry can’t listen like he’s supposed to, so it’s no surprise that he doesn’t respond during the hearing test at school. However, the test reveals it’s not that Harry isn’t listening, it’s that he has trouble hearing. Harry has missed out on so much, but there is hope. Once Harry is fitted with hearing aids, he discovers the joy of all he had been missing out on.
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the author, Fynisa Engler.
Join Children’s Author and Librarian Phoebe Fox for “This is the Sun” written by Elizabeth Everett, illustrated by Evelline Andrya, and published by @sciencenaturally. “From the tiniest animal to the tallest tree, everything on Earth is connected through the circle of life. At the center of it all is a different kind of circle—the Sun! With rhythmic repetition and vibrant collage art, young children are introduced to the bright Sun that provides energy for all life on Earth. Follow along as a young tree uses the light from the Sun to make its own food, then passes its energy along the food chain.” This is Storytime Saturday episode #122.
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the publisher, Science Naturally.
Join Phoebe Fox for a reading of her book, Babies Bond. A companion book to the award-winning picture book, Babies Nurse/Así se alimentan los bebés, also by Phoebe Fox, Babies Bond highlights the magical relationship between mammal mothers and their offspring. Graceful watercolor illustrations by Jim Fox accompany tender haiku poems, followed by four pages of informative animal fun facts. This picture book is a wonderful science learning tool and a gentle introduction to haiku poetry.
Join Children’s Author and Librarian Phoebe Fox for a reading of the book Samsoon and Farewells. This tender book by Korean Author and Illusatrator Soon Ju Kim is a perfect read for anyone who has lost someone close to them. “Samsoon and Farewells is a celebration of all souls overcoming obstacles. You are loved, valuable, and precious!”
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the author/illustrator Soon Ju Kim.
This is the book trailer for “Julian Blooms,” the new picture book written by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Melissa Bailey. “Last to hatch, little Julian is behind in everything. His mother assures him that he is wonderful just the way he is, but he longs to catch up to his peacock brothers. In this uplifting story about a late bloomer, Julian learns that he, too, has what it takes to bloom!”
Saturday Safari was written by Caren Cantrell and illustrated by Gail Maguire. “Today is Saturday and that means safari! Elliott has waited all week for his adventure. He jumps out of bed, throws on his safari gear, and grabs his camera. Maybe today he’ll see an animal he’s never seen before like a crocodile or rhinoceros. If he does, he’ll have to be quick to snap a picture and add it to his prized collection. Would you like to come on safari with Elliott? Yes? Great! Grab your safari gear and don’t forget the sunscreen. But let me warn you, Elliott has a crazy, wild imagination. What he sees isn’t always what it appears to be.”
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the author, Caren Cantrell.
“Mom, I’m Hungry!” is a funny, relatable children’s book written and illustrated by Lee Sievers. “A little boy really wants a snack. But his mother doesn’t want him to spoil his dinner. He tries her patience as she tries to make dinner. What could go wrong?”
A celebration of the 2023 children’s book, written by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Melissa Bailey! Storytime, book signing, peacock crafts, and cupcakes!