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The Little Engine That Could

January 2015 Guide

Happy 2015! Getting organized is a popular trend with the start of every new year, and we are starting off the year with a new tool to help you (and us) plan ahead and stay on track. Starting with this week's book and continuing through the end of January, you can find upcoming books, craft supplies beyond your basic art shelf items, and a shopping list of items you may not have in you pantry. Then, come back each week to discover how you and your young reader can use these items to bring enchanting picture books to life! See you soon!

January 14

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

Art Supplies

  • boxes of various sizes
  • Interesting recyclables
  • Masking tape

Shopping List

  • Bread, preferably whole wheat
  • Cheese slices
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Banana
  • Pretzel sticks

January 21

Goldilocks And The Three Bears by Jan Brett

Art Supplies

  • Round recyclable plastic container like a butter tub
  • Flour
  • Newspapers and or magazine pages to tear into strips

Shopping List

  • Old fashioned oats or steel cut oats
  • Frozen mixed berries
  • Raw almonds
  • Honey

January 28
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

Art Supplies

  • Craft supplies
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Fuzzy Yarn

Shopping List

  • Potatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Onions
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Vegetable broth 

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