Recommendations from Sarah Hines, children’s librarian at Vineyard Haven Library
“Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” by Eric Litwin – This is the third installment in the Pete the Cat series. Pete loves the buttons on his shirt so much he decides to make a song about them. Even as the buttons begin to pop off his shirt, he still finds a reason to sing because to him, “it’s all good.” Readers can find the song online at the Harper Collins website – harpercollinschildrens.com/feature/petethecat/.
“Liesl and Po” by Lauren Oliver – Young adult author Lauren Oliver recently began her foray into the juvenile fiction world. This book follows Liesl, an orphan, and her newest friend, Po, who also happens to be a ghost. They meet Will, the runaway apprentice of a powerful alchemist. With some of the most powerful magic in tow, the three embark on an important journey.
“Red Knit Cap Girl” by Naoko Stoop – A little girl and her woodland friends live in an enchanted forest, but more than anything they wish to talk to the moon. Follow the beautiful story of a girl searching to fulfill her dream.
Upcoming library storytimes
Aquinnah Library – 508-645-2314
Storytime meets Thursdays from 3:30–4:30 pm for ages 6 and under with guardians.
Chilmark Library – 508-645-3360
Stories and Songs on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10:30–11:15 am.
Edgartown Library – 508-627-4221
Story hour on Thursdays, 10:30 am.
Oak Bluffs Library – 508-693-9433
Wednesdays: Preschool storytime at 10:30 am with Sondra. Toddler storytime meets at 11:30 am, also with Sondra.
Vineyard Haven Library – 508-696-4211
Tuesdays: Storytime for ages 0-2 from 10–10:30 am. Ages 3-5 meet 11–11:30 am.
West Tisbury Library – 508-693-3366
Mother Goose on the Loose storytime meets Fridays at 10:30 am, for ages 0-3.