Kensington, MD – For its 23rd free Noyes StoryWalk®, The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins.
Families can laugh out loud with this back-to-school story on posted signs at Clum-Kennedy Park in Kensington, MD from Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 24, 2023. Clum-Kennedy Park is located at the corner of Kensington Parkway and Frederick Ave. in Kensington, MD. Other Kensington events going on during September include the annual Labor Day Parade and Festival on September 4; the Paint the Town Art Show from September 2-4; and the Kensington Train Show on September 10, which includes the Noyes StoryWalk® Steam Train, Dream Train at Reinhardt Park from September 6-13.
The first book in Higgins' “Penelope Rex” series, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates is a New York Times #1 best-seller in which Penelope starts school and has to learn how to make friends instead of eating them. (Adults may think this sounds scary, but kids apparently know better!) Author-Illustrator Ryan T. Higgins’ book Mother Bruce has won the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator honor.
Families are encouraged to check out the Foundation's Events page for crafts related to the StoryWalk®, and to share a selfie while at the StoryWalk® or a photo of a completed craft on the Foundation's Facebook page (facebook.com/MakeMoreNoyes). Families can also post to Facebook or Instagram and tag the Foundation @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.