**All library locations are closed today! Happy New Year! See you in 2015!!**
A brand new year deserves a brand new start.
The stars have told us that in order to welcome 2015, we need to ease ourselves into our reading. This January, you can delight in reading a childhood favorite that is, of course, perfectly suited for your Zodiac sign.
Yes, you read that correctly: we’re giving you picture books! Indulge in a little New Year’s nostalgia as you look through the list, and make sure to check back in February for next month’s horoscope.
Aries Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
In this collaboration by Bill Martin and Eric Carle, Baby Bear is introduced to the many different animals of North America on his search to be reunited with his mom. Refresh your animal knowledge and wonder about the world through the eyes of this adorable little mammal.
Taurus Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
Martha is just like any ordinary dog, except for one small detail… she can speak English! When Martha eats alphabet soup, the letters go to her brain instead of her stomach, and she can talk just like any other human. This is a hilarious series about all the strange situations a talking dog can get you into.
Gemini Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni
Alexander is a real-life mouse who wants nothing more than to be a toy like his wind-up friend, Willy. But this changes one day when Alexander learns that Willy is going to be thrown away! What will he do now?
Cancer Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
This series tells about the adventures of Henry and his dog Mudge. In the first book, we learn about the story that begins their friendship. Mudge is big and slobbery, but also the most loveable best friend that Henry (and us readers) could ever ask for.
Leo Arthur by Marc Brown
Another classic series, Arthur is a kid who lives with his mom, dad, and annoying sister, DW. Arthur is an aardvark and all his friends are animals too, like Buster the bunny and Muffy the monkey (can anyone detect a pattern here?). Many a childhood has revolved around these books.
Virgo Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
This man is trying to sell his caps. He stacks them all on top of one another and wears them all at once! But there is one small problem – they keep disappearing mysteriously. Little does he know that there are sneaky monkeys that keep filching his caps away from him throughout the book.
Libra The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
You might say this is a Halloween book, but it is great for telling a spooky tale at any time of year. The Little Old Lady is steadfast in her assertion that she is not afraid of anything. But the more scary things she meets along the pathway home, the more her stubbornness begins to waver…
Scorpio The Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The beloved Berenstain Bears are a bear family that live together in their tree house in Bear Country. Mama, Papa, Sister, and Brother experience many different things throughout this series that teach them lots of important life lessons. Most importantly, though, they’re cute and funny!
Sagittarius An Undone Fairytale by Ian Lendler
This book is side-splittingly hysterical. It starts like a typical princess-locked-in-a-tower story, but the characters painting the set, gathering props and costumes, and narrating the story can’t make everything happen as fast as the reader is turning the pages. The result is madness!
Capricorn Gregory’s Shadow by Don Freeman
This is a touching book about Gregory Groundhog, who is nervous about upcoming Groundhog Day because he doesn’t know if Shadow will show up. Gregory has to be brave and conquer his timidness as he confronts his fear of Shadow and makes a new friend.
Aquarius The Minpins by Roald Dahl
Little Billy is always bored. One day he decides to sneak out into the dark and sinister Forest of Sin, despite his mother’s warnings of all the terrible monsters that live in there. Inside he meets the Minpins, tiny people the size of match sticks who he must help defeat the terrible Gruncher that preys on them.
Pisces The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang
A woman buys strawberries at a market, but somebody stalks after her to tries to steal her strawberries. This book has no words at all – just pictures, which means you can have lots of fun making up the dialogue for the characters.
See the whole list in the catalog here. 🙂
Happy Reading, and Happy New Year!