Squirrel Appreciation Day – January 21st

Did you know squirrels have their own day of appreciation? Neither did we. Discover other surprising facts about squirrels (and maybe develop a begrudging appreciation for them) while enjoying these wonderful tales available from the Lititz Public Library.

The Secret Life of Squirrels: a Love StoryThe secret life of squirrels : a love story / Nancy Rose – Mr. Peanuts, a most unusual squirrel, is lonely as Valentine’s Day nears but he meets Rosie in the bookstore and soon they are nuts about each other.

Scaredy squirrel / by Mélanie Watt – Meet Scaredy Squirrel, a squirrel who never leaves his nut tree because he’s afraid of the unknown “out there.” But then, something unexpected happens that may just change his outlook.

The tale of squirrel Nutkin / by Beatrix Potter – This story is one of the famous Peter Rabbit Books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, which have been enchanting children throughout the world for four generations. The new color reproductions were taken from Potter’s original artwork, and appear just as freshly as when they were first painted.

Mr. Squirrel and the MoonMr. Squirrel and the moon / by Sebastian Meschenmoser ; [translated by David Henry Wilson] – The moon was as big and round and yellow as it had always been . . . so why was it on Mr. Squirrel’s tree? When Mr. Squirrel awakes to find the moon on his tree, his imagination runs wild: what if it’s been stolen . . . what if the thief lost it . . . what if I’m accused and thrown in prison? He has to get rid of the moon! But when he rolls the moon off of his tree and a hedgehog, a billy goat, and some mice get involved. . . . Will the moon ever be the same again?

Squirrel’s family tree / by Beth Ferry ; illustrated by A.N. Kang – What makes an oak tree an oak tree and what makes a squirrel a squirrel? In Squirrel’s Family Tree, things aren’t always what they seem. As squirrel searches for, finds, and hides her acorn treasures beneath the shadows of the great oak trees in the forest, little does she know the role she plays in creating the very environment she forages in.

Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K. G. Campbell – Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

A Squirrel's Story : A True TaleGray squirrel / Barbara A. Somervill – Gray squirrels are known for their bushy tails and hoarding habits. These North American natives were imported to parts of Europe and South Africa as pets, but quickly went from pets to unwanted pests. Learn more about the problems caused by invasive gray squirrels and what can be done to solve them.

A squirrel’s story : a true tale / by Jana Bommersbach ; illustrated by Jeff Yesh – The true story of Shirlee Squirrel and her children, this book provides a glimpse into the world of gray tree squirrels. Complete with factual information and important life lessons, including strengths within oneself