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Library Babies

16 Apr

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Welcome to the world, Library Babies! I am pleased to announce the release of this adorable new book, written by Puck, illustrated by Yours Truly.

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When I was making art for Library Babies last summer, I never dreamed that its release would coincide with a pandemic—especially not a pandemic that originated in China!

Our Family’s China Story

In the summer of 2019, my husband began year-long job in Ningbo, China, 2 hours south of Shanghai. He lived there for several months while I stayed back in New Zealand with our son, who was finishing high school. Several visits were planned and as a result, much of the art for Library Babies was created in airports.

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My husband joined us for our son’s high school graduation, and to help us close up shop and move to China.

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Six weeks after getting settled in Ningbo, we had to flee because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Like many of you, we are currently locked down in home quarantine.

Thankfully…

Despite the current world health crisis, Library Babies—a follow up to duopress’s 2019 Bookstore Babies—launched on March 31.

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Hopefully the bright and cheery art of Library Babies will spread a little joy. :o)

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Free Activity Kits

Additionally, here are two free downloadable activity kits inspired by Library Babies. If you’re in isolation with your kiddos, these library-themed activities can help.

1. Play Library!

LB_My Home Library_coverHelp your kids convert their collection of books into their very own lending library! This fun family activity aims to nurture a love of books and reading, develop sharing skills, and celebrate libraries and librarians.

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This kit includes includes: a customizable library sign, book plates, library cards, librarian I.D. badges, a library book sign-out sheet, a reading drive ledger and award certificate, a reading chart, suggested library organizing systems, and a “Staff Picks” form—so that your little librarians can recommend books to their borrowers.

Click here to download the My Home Library activity kit.

2. Library Fun!

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This library-themed kit is a celebration of your family’s favorite books and local library.

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Activities include a maze, a seek-and-find word puzzle, book and library themed drawing activities, a customizable thank you card for your child’s favorite local librarian, and a printable Library Babies poster.

Click here to download this adorable Library Babies Activity Kit.

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Share the Activities :o)

To share these activity kits and others with friends and family, copy/paste this link:

https://violetlemay.com/pdfs.html

Share Your Photos (o:

I would absolutely love to see photos of you and your kiddos having fun with these activities! If you post on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, please tag me @violetlemay.

Add Library Babies to your home library!!

Click here to order Library Babies (written by Puck, Illustrated by Violet Lemay).
If you prefer the digital version, click here.