Story Time with Michael ("Ways to Play" and "Two New Years")

  • Posted on: 3 September 2023
  • By: TanyaMills

Cover of Lyn Miller-Lachmann's "Ways to Play"

Riley has plenty of ways to play; like lining up dolls and stuffies by size and shape. Tearing up newspapers and making piles into mountains, using sharp crayons to draw big swirly patterns. But bossy cousin Emma thinks those ways are wrong, wrong, and wrong. And she makes no bones about letting Riley know exactly what her opinion is. Fortunately, Charlie the dog is on hand to help with a breakthrough demonstration that there are MANY ways to play; and all of them are right. (Ages 4-7)

Based on experiences that Lyn Miller Lachman had growing up as an Autistic child and illustrated with the humor, tenderness and understanding that perhaps only an artist like Gabriel Alborozo, himself an Autistic creator, could bring, here is an empowering validation of the value of individual expression. And a whole lot of fun.


Cover of Richard Ho's "Two New Years"

A multicultural family celebrates the traditions of two New Years--the Jewish Rosh Hashanah in the autumn, and the Asian Lunar New Year several months later. (Ages 3-5)

For this multicultural family, inspired by the author's own, two New Years mean twice as much to celebrate! In the fall, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, offers an opportunity to bake challah, dip apples in honey, and lift voices in song. In the spring, Lunar New Year brings a chance to eat dumplings, watch dragon dances, and release glowing lanterns that light up the sky.

With bright, joyful prose and luminous illustrations, Richard Ho and Lynn Scurfield invite readers of all backgrounds to experience the beauty of two New Year traditions, paying homage to the practices that make each unique while illuminating the values of abundance, family, and hope that they share.




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Ways to Play By Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Gabriel Alborozo (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646142590
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Published: Levine Querido - August 8th, 2023

Two New Years By Richard Ho, Lynn Scurfield (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Richard Ho, Lynn Scurfield (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781797212814
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 8th, 2023