- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Written by Grace Maccarone.
Divided into two chapters, this book is about friendship between Jefferson Bear and Figgy Twosocks. Whenever Figgy needs help, Bear is always there. When it's time for Bear to hibernate, Figgy feels lonely, so she builds a white snow bear to remind her of her friend Bear. Along the way, she finds a new friend, Hoptail the squirrel. When spring comes, her friend Bear reappears to play with her, so, in the end, she has two friends: a new one and the old one.
She has learned that sometimes an unhappy thing happens so that it can bring in a new happy thing.
Everyone knows getting a good night's sleep is great for one's health. Sometimes, conditions or the local environment can prevent quality sleep. Problem sleepers often have apnea, an irregular and gasping breathing pattern during sleep, that creates a strain on the heart and lungs of the person who has the condition. The San José Public Library has a number of books on sleep disorders. These titles will assist the problem sleeper. Get that good night's rest and life will be better.
In A Book of Sleep, written and illustrated by Il Sung Na, a watchful owl observes many animals sleeping, and notices that different species of animals have different ways of sleeping. This sweet, simple story is beautifully illustrated in mixed media. This would be a nice bedtime story for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. This book is also available in Spanish.
A variety of friendly wild animals play a game of hide and seek. Elephant closes his eyes, counts to ten, then looks for all the animals. Will he find his friends? Read Hide and Seek and find out!
In Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: a Book of Changing Seasons, an observant rabbit watches other animals migrate, hibernate, or gather food during the winter. This is a nice story for children interested in seasons. This books is also available in ebook format through Axis 360.