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What We're Reading: Let's Count Oregon

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Numbers and colors are more fun in the Beaver State! Vivid illustrations by David Miles teach children colors and numbers in Oregon’s beautiful places, animals and things! Count 4 yellow Western Meadowlarks perching in a tree or 7 purple berries in a marionberry pie! Wonderful for little residents of Oregon or a lovely souvenir to bring a child in a different place to supplement their library. Companion book is O is For Oregon by the same author/illustrator which gives a uniquely Northwest twist to an alphabet book. Ages 1+

What We're Reading: There Is A Tribe Of Kids

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There Is A Tribe Of Kids by Lane Smith

There Is A Tribe Of Kids by Lane Smith

This whimsical, beautiful book follows a young child journeying through nature to find his tribe. Along the way he encounters a smack of jellyfish, a pod of whales, a parade of elephants and an army of caterpillars. The illustrations are textured and playful and the theme of belonging is a nice one to talk about with kids. Elementary school children will be curious and intrigued by the playful collective nouns used in the simple but interesting story. Ages 4+

What We're Reading: Rosie Revere's Big Project Book For Bold Engineers

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Rosie Revere's Big Project Book For Bold Engineers by Andrea Beaty, Illustrations by David Roberts

Rosie Revere's Big Project Book For Bold Engineers by Andrea Beaty, Illustrations by David Roberts

We love this new companion to the New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere Engineer!  Does your kiddo love to make things and dream up helpful gadgets? If so, they might have what it takes to be a bold engineer! In this easy to understand project book Rosie gives tips and earth friendly advice on how to get started. She lists ideas for engineering treasure, getting organized, the main types of engineers and then walks you through fun and easy projects!  Ages 5-7

-Chrissy