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A Kids Book About Voting Storytime

Join Next Up Oregon and the authors of the book, A Kids Book About Voting, as they read out loud and engage kids about elections. Register/join via Zoom.

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Kids’ Storytime With Jory John & Liz Climo

Author Jory John and illustrator Liz Climo join us for kids’ storytime to read from their new picture book, First Day Critter Jitters (Dial Books). It’s almost the first day of school, and the animals are nervous. Sloth worries about getting there on time, snake can’t seem to get his backpack fastened onto his body, and bunny is afraid she’ll want to hop around instead of sitting still. When they all arrive at their classroom, though, they’re in for a surprise: Somebody else is nervous too. It’s their teacher, the armadillo! He has rolled in as a ball, and it takes him a while to relax and unfurl. But by the next day, the animals have all figured out how to help one another through…

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Kids’ Storytime With Ben Hatke

Author and illustrator Ben Hatke joins us for kids’ storytime to share his new picture book, Julia’s House Moves On (First Second). Julia and her house full of fantastic friends are back for another sweet adventure! Julia’s house is restless. Julia and her family of lost creatures are ready to move on. But where will they go? And how will they get there? Don’t worry — Julia has a plan for that! Julia always has a plan. But when Julia’s plans all fail… What’s left for her? Register for the Zoom event  /  Buy the Book

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Kids’ Storytime with Ryan T. Higgins

Author and illustrator Ryan T. Higgins joins us to read from his new picture book, We Will Rock Our Classmates (Disney-Hyperion), the headbanging companion to his bestseller, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates. Penelope is a T. rex, and she’s very good at it. She also likes to rock out on guitar! With the school talent show coming up, Penelope can’t wait to perform for her classmates. But sharing who you are can be show-stoppingly scary, especially when it’s not what people expect. Will Penelope get by with a little help from her friends? Register for the Zoom event  /  Buy the Book

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Kids’ Storytime with The Tiny Chef and Fwens

The Tiny Chef, a small herbivore with an enormous heart, goes on a quest to find his missing recipe book in The Tiny Chef and da Mishing Weshipee Blook (Razorbill), an irresistible debut picture book from the creators of @TheTinyChefShow. The Tiny Chef is at home in his kitchen on a beautiful day, but not all is well inside the Chef’s stump. He’s misplaced his favorite recipe book — the one he uses to cook all of his best dishes, like his famous stew, which he always makes on the first day of fall, and that day is here! What is the Chef to do! This kids’ storytime event will feature The Tiny Chef’s entourage of Human helpers, Rachel Larsen, Adam Reid, and Ozlem “Ozi”…

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Kids’ Storytime With Keely Parrack

Author Keely Parrak joins us for kids’ storytime to read from her new picture book, Morning, Sunshine! (North Atlantic), illustrated by John Bajet. As we all wake up, the outside world bustles with life! Discover new facts about familiar creatures — from fluttering moths and scurrying beetles to shy foxes and humming bees — as they go about their morning activities. In the city, the countryside, and the suburbs, nature can be found everywhere! A series of haiku takes readers on a close-up, observational look at the amazing abundance of nature right outside our homes. Each stanza focuses on an aspect of the natural world or a creature going about their daily activities as the sun begins to rise. Alongside the haiku, informative text goes…

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Kids’ Storytime With Josh Funk

Today, author Josh Funk joins us to read from his new picture book, Short and Sweet (Sterling), illustrated by Brendan Kearney. Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are back with a twist: they’ve been transformed into small children. Now it’s a race against the clock to turn our favorite duo into grown-ups again! Lady Pancake is aching; Sir French Toast’s looking pale. Could they be going… STALE? Maybe a visit to Professor Biscotti’s lab for her despoiling procedure will help. But instead of beautifying them, Biscotti accidentally transforms the two treats into toddlers! Frightened of the now gargantuan (to them) Baron von Waffle, the mini breakfast foods scamper off on an adventure in the fridge, visiting everywhere from the Bran Canyon to Limes Square. Will…

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Kids’ Storytime With Blair Thornburgh & Kate Berube

Author Blair Thornburgh and illustrator Kate Berube join us to present their new picture book, Second Banana (Abrams). The kids in Mrs. Millet’s class are putting on their annual nutrition pageant. Every kid plays a food. Every kid gets a line. It is a big deal. But this year, there aren’t quite enough parts for everybody. So the class is cast: Fish, Cheese, Broccoli, Blueberry, Banana, and… Second Banana. Second Banana feels rotten. She wants to be the ONLY banana! In their deliciously original school story, Thornburgh and Berube recognize the dreadful disappointment that a casting list can cause — as well as the power of friendship, creative thinking, and a good attitude to turn a rotten situation into one that’s quite ap-peel-ing. Showtime! Register…

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Drag Queen Storytime with Poison Waters

ONLINE EVENT The library is proud to present an hour of kid-friendly drag! Join us for this special storytime featuring the fabulous Poison Waters reading stories about inclusion and diversity, followed by a craft or dance party. For kids 2-6 years old with a favorite adult. Register for the 7/31 event via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3fx9UEP Register for the 8/29 event via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3fuM38M

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Kids’ Storytime with Skylaar Amann

Today, author and illustrator Skylaar Amann joins us to read from her new picture book, Lloyd Finds His Whalesong (Page Street Kids). Lloyd can’t sing. The rhythm of the whalesong guides the whales through danger and connects them to each other. But Lloyd is too quiet to join in. If he can’t sing, how can he be a part of the pod? Then one day he finds a magical, mysterious object with supersonic seaweed strings! This could be his chance to be part of the song. He practices and practices, nervously preparing to show the other whales. But before he can perform for them, a disruptive, noisy boat approaches and scatters the pod. Lloyd’s powerful new instrument may be the only thing that can reunite…

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