The Hat by Jan Brett
While Jan Brett’s The Mitten is more well-known, don’t miss this equally entertaining story. Brett’s signature illustrations relay the trouble Hedgie the hedgehog faces when he gets stuck in a discovered hat.
The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth
Jim Aylesworth’s rhyming retelling of the tale is complemented by Barbara McClintock’s expressive characters.
Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth
Dance your socks off with these daring ducks as they debut their fashionable footwear.
Florida's hurricane history by Jay Barnes ; foreword by Steve Lyons
Storm of the century: the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 by Willie Drye
If you're wondering just what in the world is happening with our weather lately, the National Climatic Data Center at NOAA has the answer. According to their recently released report State of the Climate: National Overview for June 2012, the 12-month period from July 2011 to June 2012 was the warmest on record for the contiguous United States. (Their records go back to 1895.) The national average temperature was 3.2 degrees higher than the long-term average, with every single contiguous state except for Washington warmer than average temperatures. In addition, the period from Januray to June 2012 was the warmest first half of a year on record. For more reading on weather and what it has done — and can do — check out some of these titles:
Miss Marianne and Miss Kristel tell stories and sing a song all about clouds, rain, and the Sun.
It's hot outside! Kids, enjoy some books about how others beat the heat. If you want to cool off, chill out and read a book at the library — we have air conditioning! Here are some hot summery picture books and easy reader books. Keep cool, and don't forget your sunscreen!
Amanda Pig and the really hot day by Jean Van Leeuwen; pictures by Ann Schweninger
Hot dog by Molly Coxe
Clifford keeps cool by Norman Bridwell