The Norwich Public Library and the bookstore are working together to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a StoryWalk featuring Gravity. Vermont author and illustrator Jason Chin will be here from 10 am 'til noon during our birthday celebration to sign books - Gravity and his other titles .
Beginning that day, mounted and framed pages from the book will be on display around the Norwich Square. The StoryWalk will continue through the month, ending on August 26th with the drawing of the library’s summer reading prizes.
StoryWalk is an innovative program created by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition to encourage people of all ages to get out and walk while enjoying wonderful children’s books.
Our StoryWalk project is sponsored by the Norwich Public Library and the Norwich Bookstore with generous funding provided by the Norwich Women’s Club. Pages from Gravity are used with permission from Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrink Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership.
What keeps objects from floating out of your hand?
What if your feet drifted away from the ground?
What stops everything from floating into space?
Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.
A ordinary subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels—all the way to California to climb into the Redwood canopy.
During an ordinary visit to the library, a girl pulls a not-so-ordinary book from the shelves. As she turns the pages in this book about coral reefs, the city around her slips away and she finds herself surrounded by the coral cities of the sea and the mysterious plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide there.
Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain?
Drip. Sip. Pour me a cup. Water is water unless...it heats up.
Whirl. Swirl. Watch it curl by. Steam is steam unless...it cools high.
Join a family of three who spend nine whole months waiting, from a frosty winter through a sun-dappled summer, until finally . . . a baby is here.
A picnic, a beach, a pie cut into pieces and shared with good friends.
Pie is for sharing.
It starts off round, and you can slice it into as many pieces as you want. What else can be shared? A ball, of course. A tree? What about time?