Camp Hicklebees Presents: Jim LaMarche
And we're off!
Come and meet award winning illustrator Jim LaMarche as we usher in day one of Camp Hicklebee's 2018!
LaMarche is one of the most talented artists working in children’s books today. His latest work, The King of Bees, is a stunning picture book that will encourage young readers in their curiosity about what they see in nature.
Come learn about bees, maybe some trees?? and the great outdoors and create your first camp button. And campers, bring your friends because anyone and everyone is welcome to attend!
Jim LaMarche's excellent books include Pond, A Story for Bear, Raft and Albert by Donna Jo Napoli, which was selected as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Jim lives in Santa Cruz, California. Browse all his books here.
Henry can't wait until he can have a bee suit of his own so he can help his Aunt Lilla with the sister bees.
Day after day as Henry observes his Aunt Lilla work with the beehives on their Lowcountry farm, he becomes fascinated with her bee suit and her ability to communicate with the bees. When he learns that the bees are getting ready to look for a new place to live, he tries to find a way to communicate with the sister bees to convince them to stay.
When a young bear finds a scrap of an old letter, he is so curious about the mysterious marks that he searches out their source--a cabin in the woods. There he meets a young woman and is mesmerized by the sound of her voice. Though he cannot understand her words, he returns every day to hear the woman's stories of sailors, goddesses, and far-off lands. Dennis Haseley's magical fantasy and Jim LaMarche's luminous illustrations together celebrate the joy of reading.
The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands in the palm of his hand, life is never the same.
When Matt is out for a late winter hike he sees a trickle of water in the old deserted and junk filled dirt pit at the edge of his neighborhood. With quiet appreciation, Matt can imagine the pond that must once have been there, shining in the early spring light, freezing in the winter for skating and the perfect place for swimming in the summer.
Can Matt's discovery transform a forgotten pond to its natural wonder? With his idea of making the pond whole again, Matt rallies his friends, Katie and Pablo, and together they work through the spring, clearing debris, moving rocks to hold the water, and looking for leaks. But would there be enough water to fill the pond? Can they bring the pond back?