Story Park

Entrance to the Story ParkThe Story Park at Worthington Park Library is based on a traditional city park, complete with park bench and fountain, and features storybook characters you would expect to find in this more urban of green settings, such as Maisy, Olivia, Madeline and all the ducklings from Robert McCloskey's classic Make Way for Ducklings.

Picture books

  • MadelineBemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline Says Merci. 2001.
    Join Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel on her many escapades. Based on John Bemelmans Marciano' book.
  • Cousins, Lucy. Where Are You Going Maisy? 2003. (OUT OF PRINT)
    Maisy the mouse proudly welcomes visitors to the Story Park. (Find Maisy in her other adventures.)
  • Dewdney, Anna. Llama Llama and the Bully Goat. 2013.
    Following their teacher's lead, Llama Llama speaks to Gilroy Goat and tells him he should not act like a bully on the playground.
  • Falconer, Ian. Olivia. 2000.
    Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.
  • Froggy Rides a BikeLondon, Jonathan. Froggy Rides a Bike. 2006.
    With encouragement from his friends and family, Froggy learns how to ride his shiny new bike. Based on the illustrations of Frank Remkiewicz.
  • Make Way for DucklingsMcCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings. 1969.
    Mrs. Mallard proudly returns to her home in the Boston Public Garden with her eight offspring. This Caldecott winner was first published in 1941.
  • O'Connor, Jane. Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire! 2009.
    Nancy and her friend Bree explore the fascinating world of birds and insects in their exclusive and glamorous Explorers Extraordinaire Club. Based on the illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser.
  • Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. 1988.
    Sent to bed without supper, Max sails to the land of the wild things, where he becomes their king in this Caldecott-winning book, first published in 1963.
  • Watts, Melanie. Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping. 2013.
    See Scaredy Squirrel lounging on the lamp post.
  • Wells, Rosemary. Bunny Mail. 2004.
    Join adorable sibling bunnies, Max and Ruby, on their many adventures.
  • Willems, Mo. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. 2003.
    PigeonPigeon is a cajoling, tantrum-throwing, irresistible bird who begs readers to let him drive a bus while the bus driver's away.
  • Zion, Gene. Harry the Dirty Dog. 2006.
    When a white dog with black spots runs away from home, he gets so dirty his family doesn't recognize him as a black dog with white spots. Based on the illustrations of Margaret Bloy Graham; first published in 1956.

Readers

  • Krensky, Stephen. Christopher Robin Leads an Expedition. 2003. (OUT OF PRINT)
    Picnic with Winnie-the Pooh and his Hundred Acre Forest friends. Based on the book written by A. A. Milne, illustrated by Ernest Shepherd and first published in 1993. (Find other Winnie the Pooh books.)
  • Willems, Mo. Should I Share My Ice Cream? 2011.
    Gerald the elephant and Piggie are best friends. Gerald has a big decision to make on whether to share his ice cream with Piggie. Will he make it in time?

revised March 2015