Imagination

"Please Play Along!" by Patches, resident faux hamster @ Salem Church Branch

I took up residence on the Children’s Desk at the library about one year ago. Although I have been adored and admired by many, some people actually give me the cold shoulder. Can you believe that people say things like, “Oh, it’s a fake hamster. Whatever!” or “Let’s go. It’s not real.” I have even been called a rat! I want you all to know that I am listening, even if I don’t always physically react (my batteries run low sometimes, don’t yours?). And just for the record, I prefer the term faux.

Harry and Horsie

By Katie Van Camp, illustrated by Lincoln Agnew

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Harry sneaks out of bed one night with his best friend, Horsie. Bubbles fill Harry's room and begin carrying items into space. Can Harry find Horsie? JE Fic Van
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Big Plans

By Bob Shea, Lane Smith (illustrator)

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A little boy sits in the corner of his classroom dreaming about his big plans for his future. JE Fic She
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Kids Like Us

By Carole Lexa Schaefer, Pierr Morgan (illustrator)

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On a gray drizzly day, school children imagine themselves as many different things, from firefighters to dinosaurs to kings and queens. JE Fic Sch
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Not a Stick

By Antoinette Portis

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An imaginative young pig shows some of the many things that a stick can be. JE Fic Por
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Higher! Higher!

By Leslie Patricelli

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One child. One swing. An obliging dad. The inevitable plea to go "Higher! Higher!" Add Leslie Patricelli's wildly expressive illustrations, and an everyday pastime reaches new heights of humor and whimsy. How high can it go? Higher than a giraffe? Taller than a mountain? Is Earth the final frontier? The creator of a popular series of board books rises to the occasion with an ingenious picture book of very few words that expresses the giddy glee of being pushed in a swing. JE Fic Pat
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April Wilson's Magpie Magic : A Tale of Colorful Mischief

By April Wilson

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A wordless picture book that depicts a young artist who draws a picture of a magpie which then comes to life and interacts with a series of colorful drawings. JE Fic Wil
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Lizzie Nonsense

By Jan Ormerod

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Her mother calls it nonsense when Lizzie pretends that their house is pretty or that a bath is the sea, but it turns out that imagination runs in the family. JE Fic Orm
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Imagine a Night

By Sarah L. Thomson, paintings by Rob Gonsalves

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Presents a night when imagination takes over and gravity does not work quite as expected. Don't miss the sequel Imagine a Day. JE Fic Tho
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Rain Makes Applesauce

By Julian Scheer and Marvin Bileck

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Delightful and imaginative nonsense talk is enhanced by equally nonsensical drawings. JE Fic Sch

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