Let’s take a look at some new Children’s books that have just arrived at the Union City Library.
First off, the book Just Like Me by Joshua Seigal and illustrated by Amelie Faliere is a delightful picture book where the characters repeat actions to be “just like me.” Like many picture books, it ends with that most desirable ending where all go to sleep.
Rhyming text encourages young readers to copy the actions of the main character, from rubbing a tummy to leaping in the air.
Next we have In the Woods by Thereza Rowe.
There’s lots going on in the woods . . . Olly the horse is tired of waiting to turn into a unicorn like his friends. Lionel thelion is terribly embarrassed by his hair- loss. And Red the fox won’t come out of her hole because the wedding cake she spent hours preparing has been gobbled up.
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And finally, Too Big or Too Small by Catherine Leblanc and Eve Tharlet.
Whatever Little Bear does, it seems his parents feel he is either too BIG, or too small. What’s a little bear to do when he doesn’t seem to be the right size for anything he wants to do? Maybe if he turns the table on his parents, they’ll see what it’s like when you’re never the right size.
“took a deep breath, tasting dust and eucalyptus, and moved past the smeary lights of the veranda. In the small park across the road, smooth clay had been spread like a dusting of confectioners’ sugar,”
― Paula McLain, Circling the Sun
“Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman–Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit. ”
Chicago Sun-Times”–Provided by publisher
The Book Club at the Union City Library will be discussing this book on Tuesday November 7, 2017 –1 p.m. to 2 p.m.