For the last of our Summer Reading Story & Craft videos, Amy reads Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, written by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon, and published by Sourcebooks. This is an adorable bedtime story about a young boy who doesn’t want to go to bed. He growls like a bear, slithers like a snake, roars like a lion, clings like a koala, and more. Will his mother ever manage to get the boy and his menagerie to sleep? Afterwards, … Read More
For the last of our Summer Saturday Storytimes, Amy reads The Curious Garden, written and illustrated by Peter Brown and published by Little, Brown Books. In a city where there are hardly any gardens or plants, Liam comes across an unexpected garden. He doesn’t know anything about gardening, but he knows that he wants this one to thrive. And the garden? It wants to explore the city… Afterwards, make your own curious little tree with salt dough.
The theme for the final week of ACLA Summer Reading programs is Pittsburgh, from the past to the present and into the future, featuring presentations from community partners like the Heinz History Center and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
We’re making up for lost time with a new batch of Summer Reading story and craft videos! We’ve got animals from antelope to zebra, a story about what happens when boys and girls don’t quite see eye-to-eye, and an origami project to make an elephant face. We have one more set of videos lined up for the final week of Summer Reading, so please look forward to them!