Thanks to Memorial Day, we took a week off from storytime, a break surely well spent. But we’re back, we’re energized, and we’re ready to get blooming with another spring-themed story!
The Tiny Seed
by Eric Carle
The tiny seed is adrift – blown through Autumn and Winter, it finally finds a home in the Spring soil. There it grows into a beautiful flower, one that grows and grows and grows until it’s taller than all the people, taller than the houses, taller than the trees. When the Autumn comes, the flower’s seeds are taken by the breeze and the cycle starts anew. If your kids love Carle’s other classic books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, then they will love The Tiny Seed, with its vibrant illustrations and the way the prose poetically captures the changing seasons.
Want to find a few more bloomin’ books for your kids’ storytime? Try out these favorites of the garden (clicking on the image will take you to the book’s entry in the eiNetwork, the catalog for all Allegheny County libraries):
Did you know about the Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library, sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and based out of the branch in Lawrenceville? Customers can “borrow” seeds to use in their own garden and donate their own seeds in exchange. CLP also sponsors community herb gardens at several branches. Click the link to find out if there’s a garden growing at your local CLP library!
Storytime is every Monday at 10 am and is intended for all-ages.