Kensington, MD – For its 19th free Noyes StoryWalk®, The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents Cool Green: Amazing, Remarkable Trees and Verde Fresco: arboles asombrosas y extraordinarios, written and illustrated by Lulu Delacre.
Families can read this story about some of the world’s most amazing and remarkable trees, posted signs along a trail at Capitol View-Homewood Park (2929 Edgewood Road) in Kensington, MD from April 11 to May 15, 2023. This bilingual book is presented in partnership with Montgomery Parks and the Oakland Terrace Elementary School PTA. OTES is a Two-Way Immersion program school, and will be celebrating its Spring Reading Festival.
Cool Green / Verde Fresco is the latest offering by Delacre, who lives in the area and has gained national recognition for writing and illustrating books like Olinguito, from A to Z!, an Orbis Pictus Honor book; and illustrating The Storyteller’s Candle by Lucia M. Gonzales, for which she received one of her three Pura Belpré Honors.
Families are encouraged to share a selfie while at the StoryWalk® or a photo of a completed craft on the Noyes Children’s Library Facebook page (facebook.com/MakeMoreNoyes); post to Facebook and tag the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation, or post to Instagram and tag @makemorenoyes.
The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation launched its Noyes StoryWalk® program in January, 2021 as an early literacy initiative when libraries were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to enable families to enjoy books together in the outdoors. A complete list of the Noyes StoryWalks®, including background information and accompanying crafts, is available at www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org/Events. StoryWalk® is a registered trademark of Anne Ferguson.