In partnership with Keegan Theatre, Politics and Prose at Union Market will host Story Hour at 10:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at their 5th Street shop.
Designed for all children under age six, the program will be led by professional teaching artists and will include dramatic readings of favorite children’s books along with creative movement activities that explore the themes of storytelling, bravery, understanding emotions, and diversity.
January 15th – 10:30 AM:
A Home in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
A never-before-published manuscript from beloved children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown, this comforting, snowy story of animals seeking shelter from the cold in a big warm barn is brought to life by Caldecott Medalist and multiple award winner Jerry Pinkney.As the chilly winter approaches, all the animals—from the horses to the cattle to the cat and the mice—find coziness and comfort in the warmth of the barn and one another.
With its rhythmic and soothing text, this never-before-published manuscript is the perfect gift for fans of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and Big Red Barn, which have comforted generations of children, and is a must-have for every child’s library and for cozy wintertime reading.
February 19th – 10:30 AM:
Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer
Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what’s most important in each family’s life is the love the family members share.
March 19th – 10:30 AM:
A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes (we have the elephant paper dolls for this one!)
New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn till dusk in this engaging picture book for the very youngest readers. Perfect for story time as well as bedtime.Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It’s a surprise!
With a text shimmering with repetition and rhythm, bright pastel illustrations, large and readable type, and an adorable parade of elephants, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts such as numbers, shapes, adjectives, adverbs, and daytime and nighttime. A Parade of Elephants is an excellent choice for story time as well as bedtime sharing.