Storytime! Small Business Saturday edition

Saturday, November 25th, 2023, 11am

It's Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and their communities, and we're celebrating by bringing in three local children's authors for a storytime! Join us as Deborah Bruss, Matt Forrest Esenwine, and Kari Allen share their new books with the children, and lead a craft.

Where is Little Stripe's Daddy? Little Stripe the zebra cannot find his daddy! Luckily, he befriends a monarch caterpillar who proudly wears black-and-white stripes, and wants to help. Little Stripe and his new pal encounter a variety of black-and-white striped animals from different ecosystems. At a first glance, they look like Daddy, but one animal digs, another swims, and yet another flies. Will Little Stripe ever find his daddy? Where is Little Stripe's Daddy? is a fun-filled adventure that gently introduces black-and-white striped animals, both new and familiar. Young readers can explore alongside Little Stripe and the caterpillar with special die-cut holes revealing a clue to the next animal. Facts about each animal are included at the end of the book.

The Thing to Remember about Stargazing: What is the most important thing to remember about stargazing? When to do it, who to do it with, what to look for? It’s none of those! This picture book’s spare, lyrical text offers many possible ways to do stargazing: with a friend, with family, or alone; on a moonless night, or with a full moon, or even with some clouds; on the beach, lying in the grass, or standing on a snowy hill. There is only one rule of stargazing, which is saved for the end, and that is just to do it! Magical illustrations show polar bears, whales, and other animals stargazing too, and in the final illustration, diverse kids and animals gaze at the night sky together. Back matter about the constellations completes this bedtime story with its underlying message of love and respect for nature.

Maddie and Mabel Make a Plan: Book 4: Best sisters and big thinkers Maddie and Mabel have a new idea. A really wild idea. But can their idea become a reality? With their sweet charm and innocent curiosity, the sisters make lists, ask questions, and learn when to turn something broken into something new. Together they learn that every idea has opportunities and obstacles.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 25, 2023 - 11:00am
Event address: 
45 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Where Is Little Stripe's Daddy? By Deborah Bruss, Cornelius Van Wright Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595729286
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Star Bright Books - December 5th, 2023

The Thing to Remember about Stargazing By Matt Forrest Esenwine, Sonia Maria Luce Possentini (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780884489405
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 3rd, 2023

A picture-book ode to stargazing with an underlying message of awe for the wonders of nature.

Maddie and Mabel Make a Plan: Book 4 By Kari Allen, Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781638940241
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kind World Publishing - October 31st, 2023

The fourth book in the Junior Library Guild Award Winning Series

Whose Prints? By Kari Allen, Kim Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kari Allen, Kim Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781665929592
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little Simon - September 19th, 2023

Go on a snowy adventure through the woods and match animals to their tracks in this beautiful board book with die-cuts throughout!

Who tiptoed across the snow? Who scurried and skittered? Who slink-slink-slinked along? Little readers will love looking at different tracks in the snow and figuring out which animal made each one.