Childrens Event

Peaceful Like A Panda Storytime

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 11:00am

From the author of BREATHE LIKE A BEAR comes a new collection of mindful moments. Kira Willey joins us for Peaceful Like A Panda storytime. Kids can learn techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions anywhere, anytime. Join us LIVE on Facebook! No registration needed. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Peaceful Like a Panda: 30 Mindful Moments for Playtime, Mealtime, Bedtime-or Anytime! Cover Image
By Kira Willey, Anni Betts (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593179260
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rodale Kids - December 29th, 2020

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Polar Express Storytime

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 11:00am

All aboard the Polar Express! Join us for a special reading of Chis Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express with Santa! Cozy up on the couch with some hot chocolate and enjoy! Pajamas encouraged.

Tune in on Facebook to join us!

Polar Express 30th anniversary edition Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780544580145
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2015

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Santa’s Virtual Storytime — The Festival of Lights!

Event date: 
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 11:00am

Some of our friends are starting the celebration of Hanukkah this week and some will be celebrating both this season. Santa chose a story to celebrate The Festival of Lights!

Tune in on Facebook to join us!

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights (Big Golden Book) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Joanie Stone (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984852496
Availability: Not on our shelves. Usually ships in 2-5 days
Published: Golden Books - September 8th, 2020

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Santa’s Virtual Storytime

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Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 11:00am

The holiday is unlike any other year, so Santa's taking some time from his busy preparations to stop by our Saturday storytimes in December!

Tune in on Facebook to join us!

Harold Loves His Woolly Hat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524764678
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - December 11th, 2018

Gingerbread Baby Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399234446
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 1999

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast Storytime with Josh Funk

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:00am

Josh Funk jumps onto our Facebook page to share the newest adventures of Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast. Grab a sweet breakfast treat and join us there!

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Short & Sweet, Volume 4 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #4) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454934271
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 1st, 2020

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

5-MINUTE POUT-POUT FISH STORIES Storytime

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:00am

To celebrate the release of 5-Minute Pout-Pout Fish Stories we will be reading one of our favorites on Facebook. Stop in to our stores to pick-up your Pout-Pout Fish craft. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Deborah Diesen's 5-Minute Pout-Pout Fish Stories is a 192-page treasury of 12 short, read-aloud stories starring the New York Times bestselling Mr. Fish and all his friends--illustrated by Dan Hanna--perfect for bedtime or on the go!

5-Minute Pout-Pout Fish Stories (A Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventure #12) Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780374314002
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 6th, 2020

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Shapes Storytime with Kenneth Kraegel

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:00am

First comes the circle. Then the square and the triangle. Then the . . . emu pushing a pancake wagon down a hill? Join us on Facebook LIVE where our friend and author Kenneth Kraegel shares his newest picture book about shapes ...and emus.  

Here is where you can access an adorable coloring sheet:  http://www.kennethkraegel.com/uploads/3/7/9/3/37932627/shapescoloringsheet.pdf

This Is a Book of Shapes Cover Image
By Kenneth Kraegel, Kenneth Kraegel (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536207019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Special Storytime: Flibbertigibbety Words

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 11:00am

Gather around little Shakespeares! Did you know that Shakespeare invented or introduced over 1,000 words that we still use today! Author Donna Guthrie is visiting us virtually to share her new picture book all about some flibbertigibbety words and how young Shakespeare caught them! Check it out on Facebook!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
With quotes and sly references to the famous works of William Shakespeare and the words he invented, this adventurous ode to language will delight readers young and old.

Flibbertigibbety Words: Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration Cover Image
By Donna Guthrie, Åsa Gilland (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645670629
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street Kids - September 1st, 2020

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Sing Some More!

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 11:00am

Beloved Pout Pout Fish author Deborah Diesen joins us on Facebook for storytime to share her new book Sing Some More! Written in rhyme and full of musical fun this story introduces musical vocabulary to children through four spirited birds.

ABOUT SING SOME MORE! 

From just before dawn through the end of the day, four spirited birds

combine their vocal talents in a day-long concert for their neighborhood.

We perform our songs for others

Sing Some More Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Howard Gray (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 15th, 2020

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Donuts! Go Nuts!

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:00am

A generous but increasingly put-upon bear makes batch after batch of doughnuts for her woodland friends without saving any for herself in this delightful debut picture book about counting, sharing, and being a good friend.

Dozens of Doughnuts Cover Image
By Carrie Finison, Brianne Farley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525518358
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 21st, 2020

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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