Story Time with Nate - "Pinkie Promises" and "Evergreen"
Polly is tired of people telling her that "girls do not do that" whenever she tries something, and when she meets Senator Elizabeth Warren, she is inspired to be brave and stretch herself, even running for class president in her new school. (Ages 4-8)
Polly knows she's strong and capable. But whenever she offers to help her uncle or brother or neighbor, they tell her: That's not what girls do.
Then one day, Polly goes to a rally to meet a woman who's running for president, and they make a pinkie promise to remember all the things that girls do. Polly carries that promise with her at school, onto the soccer field, and even into an election for Class President! This inspiring story will encourage young readers to dream big.
A picture book, by Caldecott medal winner Matt Cordell, about a timid squirrel who makes a brave journey to help a relative who is ill. (Ages 2-5)
Evergreen the squirrel is afraid of many things: thunder, hawks, and the dark paths of Buckthorn Forest. But when her mother tasks Evergreen with delivering soup to her sick Granny Oak, the little squirrel must face her fears and make the journey.
Along the way, Evergreen is met by other forest dwellers - some want to help her, but some want her mother's delicious soup! It's up to Evergreen to stay the course, and those who help her will surprise and delight young readers.
Using an art style reminiscent of the work of William Steig and Arnold Lobel, Matthew Cordell creates a classic tale of bravery and love.