On December 21st, winter will officially be here! It is the perfect time to cuddle up on the couch with some good books and steaming mugs of hot cocoa.
If you are looking for something to do with the kids on those frosty days, be sure to check out our library’s programming as we celebrate the first day of winter. There will be special seasonal crafts, story times, a Holiday Camp at our North Branch, and even a pajama party at Main. Check our newsletter for all the fun to be had at http://mytpl.org/newsletter-signup/.
In the meantime, explore one or more of these books to get you in the festive mood. All three books are available through the Terrebonne Parish Library System, and you can reserve a copy today at www.mytpl.org.
A Kitten Tale
Written and Illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Winter is coming and along with it, snow! But, for four little kittens who’ve never experienced snow, it can lead to a lot of apprehensions. Three of the kittens are worried that they will be too cold, too wet, and it will cover everything. For the fourth little kitten, there is not a single worry, and they couldn’t be more excited. When the first snow comes, the fourth kitten rushes outside into the fluffy white world. Will the fourth kitten be able to convince the other kittens to come and join their fun?
Written and Illustrated by Leo Lionni
While the other field mice prepare for winter by gathering nuts, berries, and grains, Fredrick gathers something else. His supplies include colors, warmth, and words. When the winter food supplies begin to dwindle, it is Fredrick’s goods that help them through the cold hard dark days. His stories not only warm his family’s heart, they will definitely warm yours, too.
Cookie Cutters and Sled Runners
Written by Natalie Rompella
Ana and Lily are best friends, and, as long as they can remember, they have been working on creating their own cookbook filled with original recipes. It is something they hope to use as part of their big sixth grade project. But that is all thrown out the window when Ana is forced to work with Dasher, the new girl from Alaska. Dasher is messy, disorganized, and, worst of all, she doesn’t know that Ana has OCD. Will Ana be able to work through her compulsions in time to save her project and her friendships? •