The library will be offering a Fall Book Walk starting Saturday, September 9 at the Boulder Junction Public Library Reading Garden and Boulder Junction Community Sports and Recreation Park, 5358 Park Street (Highway M), Boulder Junction.
A Book Walk is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart) along a popular walking route in a community. Conceived as a way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children out of doors for physical activity and to learn, a Book Walk helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children.
The library will have laminated 2-page spreads of the book mounted on stands starting at the Library Reading Garden, across the driveway to the path by the skate park and basketball courts, through the playground, then along the path around the baseball diamond. Directional arrows will point readers in the right direction.
The book the library has chosen for the Fall Book Walk is The Very Last Leaf written by Stef Wade and illustrated by Jennifer Davison. Lance Cottonwood is the best and brightest of the leaves, but even the top students on the tree have worries. Can Lance conquer his fear of falling and just let go when the time comes for his final exam, or will he let his worries take over? In this funny and encouraging picture book, best-selling author Stef Wade (A Place for Pluto) tells an engaging story and deftly addresses social and emotional struggles many kids encounter each day…feeling anxious, wanting to be perfect, facing fears, etc. These themes combined with illustrator Jennifer Davison’s delightful characters and rich autumnal colors make The Very Last Leaf a perfect book for the start of a new school year, the arrival of autumn, or any period of transition in life.
If you have any questions about the Fall Book Walk, please call the library at 715-385-2050.