One Book New Canaan For Kids

One Book New Canaan is a bi-annual library program that brings our community together through shared story, events and experiences. This year, One Book New Canaan introduces discovery for all ages with two thematically connected books, Spare Parts by Joshua Davis and The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.

This program was made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Horizon Foundation of Portland, Maine.

About The Wild Robot

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings?

Roz’s only hope is to learn from the island’s hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her.

About the author

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many beloved children’s books including Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Children Make Terrible Pets, and The Curious Garden.

He is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of a Caldecott Honor (for Creepy Carrots!), a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, and a Children’s Choice Book Award for Illustrator of the Year. The Wild Robot was his middle grade debut, which he followed with its sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes. Learn more at peterbrownstudio.com

Meet the author on Thursday, March 21 @ 6:30!

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Children & Families Special Events

LEGO Mindstorms Challenge: One Book New Canaan

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sink & Float Science with the Discovery Museum

March 28 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Visit and Play at St. Luke’s New designLab

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm