This week we will be reading Tortoise and Hare and Not So Small. After Story Time, we will be writing messages of kindness in chalk in front of the book store.
A fractured fairy tale to help kids slow down and find their energy, from New York Times bestseller and mindfulness expert Susan Verde!
Once upon a time there were two neighbors, Hare and Tortoise. Although they lived side by side, they did things very differently.
Hare did everything quickly and energetically. But she was so busy that she didn’t always pay attention to the things—or people—around her. Some might say she was too fast.
Tortoise did everything slowly and thoughtfully. But sometimes he took so much time that he had trouble finishing things. Some might say he was too slow.
What will happen when the two come head to head? In this original spin on a classic fairytale, New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde and illustrator Jay Fleck explore how too much of anything won’t get you across the finish line, and how having a friend to help you find balance is the best thing of all.
Includes exercises to help YOU find your “just right.”
Susan Verde is a New York Times bestselling children’s author, children’s yoga and mindfulness expert, former teacher, and parent. By 2022 she will have more than 20 picture books in the marketplace. She is a highly sought after speaker at conferences, festivals, and schools across the nation, and spends half the year on the road working with children and families. Verde is a frequent contributor to online magazines and has appeared on multiple podcasts speaking about writing, parenting, mindfulness, and yoga. She lives in East Hampton, New York.
Jay Fleck drew a lot as a child but grew up to pursue other things, such as a degree in computer engineering. He found a renewed interest in art while living in Chicago, inspired by the art and culture found throughout the city. Jay is the author-illustrator of Tilly & Tank and the illustrator of a number of other children's books. He now resides in a suburb south of Chicago with his wife, two children, and loyal dog, Otis. He spends his spare time running, reading, and daydreaming.
All Are Welcome meets Sometimes People March in this uplifting picture book with an empowering message: No matter your size, you can do big things.
This joyful book celebrates the many ways people can join together to become something bigger—an unstoppable force. Each and every one of us can use our voices to make a difference!
The lyrical text by New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller is brought to life with vibrant illustrations by Paola Escobar. This stirring book will inspire readers of all ages.
A small voice can travel for miles.
Pat Zietlow Miller is the New York Times bestselling author of Be Kind. Her first book, Sophie’s Squash, received a Golden Kite Award, a Crystal Kite Award, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor, and an Ezra Jack Keats Honor. She is also one of the creative forces behind the blog Picture Book Builders. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and family. Visit her online at www.patzietlowmiller.com.
Paola Escobar is a graphic designer and illustrator from Colombia. As a child she loved drawing the stories told by her grandmother, and it was her dream to become an illustrator for children’s books. She is the illustrator of the award-winning picture book Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré as well as many other critically acclaimed picture books. She is proud to have illustrated stories that celebrate cultural diversity and champion unsung heroes. Paola lives in Bogotá, Colombia, with her husband and their dog, Flora.
PLEASE JOIN US AT RJ JULIA FOR THE IN PERSON STORY TIME