The fall semester is under way, and so are Butler Center activities! Read below to learn more about our participation in the Big Read series of events community-wide; our list of titles for the first B3 of the school year, and for those of you who like to plan ahead, the date of our annual holiday book sale.You can keep up with the latest Butler Center news and announcements via the Butler’s Pantry and our social media (Facebook and Twitter).
Butler Book Banter (B3) September 21 Titles
From classic picture books such as Lois Ehlert’s Eating the Alphabet (Harcourt, 1989) and Growing Vegetable Soup (Harcourt, 1987) and Elisha Cooper’s Farm (Orchard, 2010) to more contemporary middle-grade fiction such as Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez (Knopf, 2009) and informational books including the young readers’ edition of The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (Dial, 2015), food and where it comes from has been a perennial topic in children’s lit.
Fall season is harvest time, and for our first B3 of the year we’ll focus on food, farms, and farmers’ markets. There is a full crop of newly-published foodie books this year, and we’ll focus on these:
- Board books: Edible Colors and Edible Numbers, both by Jennifer Vogel Bass (Roaring Brook, 2016)
- Picture books: Grow! Raise! Catch! How We Get Our Food by Shelly Rotner (Holiday House, 2016); On the Farm, at the Market by G. Brian Karas (Holt, 2016); and Sleep Tight Farm by Eugenie Doyle, illus. by Becca Stadtlander (Chronicle, 2016)
- Informational: The Story of Seeds by Nancy F. Castaldo (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016)
Whether you’ve read all, some, or none, please join us in the Butler Center to talk about kids books about food, and enjoy some farmers’ market treats. We’ll have the food and, um, books out at 5:30 for perusal and partaking.
Wednesday, October 26, 6-7 p.m. | Spooky YA
A reprise of last year’s popular October topic!
Wednesday, November 16, 6-7 p.m | Fighting for Rights: Informational Books Exploring Individuals or Groups Fighting for Human, Civil, and Animal Rights
We thought about “books about elections or the Presidency,” but we didn’t want to scare everyone away with something even more frightening than spooky YA.
The “Big Read” Bibliography: Immigration-Themed Books
Oh, the Weather Outside Is Frightful….
Wait! No, it’s not. It’s beautiful fall right now.
But sooner than we realize, winter will be upon us. For those of you who like to plan ahead, please mark your calendars for the annual Butler Book Sale, scheduled to take place this year on December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Join us for cider, cookies, book recommendations, and of course….discounted, almost-new kids’ books!
Assistant Dean and Curator, Butler Children’s Literature Center
Dominican University GSLIS