Who Will They Grow Up to Become? : New Kids’ Books December 2015 Edition

December 23, 2015 | shannon k.

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It’s fun to wonder who children will become when they grow up. Sometimes there are hints and clues to what their lifelong passion will be. Here are three new titles that explore those hints and clues in creative ways.

The Plan  Whatever Happend To My Sister  When Santa Was a Baby


The Plan by Alison Paul, Pictures by Barbara Lehman

A young girl lives on a farm with her father and dog. Right from the beginning you see that she has dreams to fly a plane. By using one single word per page and changing that word only slightly on each page a sometimes sad but mostly hopeful story unfolds. You find out that the young girl's ambition to fly planes may have been passed down by her mother who has passed away. Beautifully and simply told this story highlights ambition, hard work, love and devotion.

Whatever Happened To My Sister by Simona Ciraolo

Anyone who has an older sister will be able to relate to this familiar tale. A young girl wonders what is happening to her older sister? She is different and is changing in a confusing way. Of course we realize that her older sister has become a teenager and so has less time for her younger sister. Wondering if she will grow up to be like the strange creature who used to be her older sister the young girl misses her sister dearly and all the fun they used to have. This heartwarming story shows us that no matter how much you change sisters will always be there for each other.

When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey and Geneviève Godbout

We all know what Santa will grow up to do and who he will become but it is fun to think about what he might have been like as a baby and child. When Santa Was a Baby explores the possibility that Santa may have exhibited very familiar characteristics early on in his life. Especially when the first words out of his mouth as a newborn baby are a boisterous, “HO HO HO!”

With the kids out of school don’t forget to visit us at the library and stock up on great reads for the holidays! You can find information about our holiday hours here:

TPL Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays everyone!

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