Friday, December 19, 2008

Program Friday has been pre-empted by Snowmen!

Program Friday is going to be very short and sweet today. Storytimes at Children's Library will happen as regularly scheduled next week (Toddlers: Monday at 10 OR 11am, Preschoolers: Tuesday at 10am), but Mitchell Park's Friday storytimes will not occur since all Palo Alto City Libraries will be closed Wednesday 12/24 through Friday 12/26. To see a complete winter closing schedule, please click here.

And now, onto the snowmen! I thought that since so much snow is falling in the Sierras right now, and since some of you may be heading to the snow in the next week or two, I'd share my favorite snowman books with you. And even if you won't be traveling to the snow take a look at this cute site, where you can make your own virtual snowman!
All You Need for a Snowman, by Alice Schertle

What do you need to build a snowman? Lots of different items, according to the kids in this book. Through teamwork, they build a huge snowman and a friend for him too.
Barbara Lavalee (Mama, Do You Love Me) provides cute and colorful illustrations.

Martin MacGregor's Snowman, by Lisa Broadie Cook

Martin MacGregor loves to build snowmen, but the weather outside is warm and bright without a hint of snow! He tries to be patient, but finally decides he must find a way to make a snowman without snow.
This humorous book will resonate with families whose children sometimes just can't wait for the fun to begin.

Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn Buehner

What do snowmen do at night when we're sound asleep? They bowl, play baseball, have wild dance parties, and generally enjoy being snowmen. You'll love the beautiful illustrations and the silliness of this book, created by husband and wife Mark and Caralyn Buehner.

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