June 1, 2017 | strande
To begin Connect Your Summer this year, you will receive a StoryBox. After that, it's up to you. Below are a few books to help you think about what exactly you might do with that box.
When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister's first steps. Life's most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! Features a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises.
Jane Yolen poetically reminds young readers that a simple box can be a child's most imaginative plaything as artist Chris Sheban illustrates its myriad and magical uses.
When her friend Simon moves away, Isabel, the girl with the parrot on her head, is upset until she meets a new friend named Chester.
Discusses how the American artist Joseph Cornell created his shadow boxes, art works filled with random objects that he found on his walks throughout New York City.
Each month a child adds something to an empty box, including a red foil heart in February and toasted pumpkin seeds in October.
A determined elephant creates his own book box and discovers all the magic and fun of books and reading.
When Beatrix Potter was a young girl, she was given her mother's paint box.
Best friends Etho and Birt love going up Sudden Hill and sitting in simple cardboard boxes imagining they are kings, soldiers, astronauts, or pirates until Shu asks to join them, and their "two-by-two rhythm" is disturbed.
When Gramps realizes he has Alzheimer's disease, he starts a memory box with his grandson, Zach, to keep memories of all the times they have shared.
Provides instructions for a variety of craft projects using cardboard boxes.
Frustrated by little brothers who follow him everywhere and wreck his toys and games, George commandeers an empty washing machine box for an imaginative escape that is free of pirates, dragons, and bothersome younger siblings.
As they prepare for a short separation, Mama Bear and Little Bear find a way to reassure each other while they are apart.
When war forces people to flee their homes, young refugee Peter carries a cherished family possession throughout a difficult period of survival before reflecting on its importance years later.