StoryWalks®

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Read a children’s book while you enjoy a nature walk at several Wake County Park locations. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Visit all our StoryWalks®!

American Tobacco Trail

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Visit a brand new StoryWalk® along the American Tobacco Trail in June!

June's StoryWalk® starts near the lower picnic table at the New Hill trailhead (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road).

June StoryWalk®: The Little Engine That Could

Cover of the June StoryWalk for the American Tobacco Trail

From June 1–30, visit the brand new American Tobacco Trail StoryWalk®, "The Little Engine That Could," written by Watty Piper and illustrated by George and Doris Hauman.

This classic tale of perseverance and hope has touched countless lives since its publication in 1930, and the train setting fits in perfectly on this rail-to-trail.

Crowder County Park

Crowder StoryWalk

Stop by the park and visit our monthly StoryWalk®! This wonderful program combines the joy of reading a story while also getting out and enjoying nature.

May's walk can be found outside the park office.

June's walk can be found along Outer Loop Trail beginning at Front Office.

June StoryWalk®: Do You Speak Fish?

Cover of the June StoryWalk at Crowder

From June 2–30, visit Crowder's new StoryWalk®, "Do You Speak Fish?", written by DJ Corchin and illustrated by Dan Dougherty.

When a boy comes across a fish and says hello, the fish does not respond. The boy is shocked. What a rude fish! But soon he realizes that it isn't up to the fish to speak Boy. Rather, if he wants to communicate, it's up to the boy to take the time to learn how to speak Fish.

Historic Oak View County Park

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Take a StoryWalk® at Oak View! A StoryWalk® is a children’s book that is presented, page by page, along a trail or path. It combines the pleasures of reading a children's book while enjoying nature.

 

June StoryWalk®: Build a House

The cover of the children's book "Build a House" featuring a young girl and a mule with grass and a house in the background.

From June 1–30, Oak View's brick walkways will feature the children's book "Build a House" by Rhiannon Giddens (Author) and Monica Mikai (Illustrator).

Written as a song to commemorate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, Build a House tells the moving story of a people who would not be moved and the music that sustained them. Steeped in sorrow and joy, resilience and resolve, turmoil and transcendence, this dramatic debut offers a proud view of history and a vital message for readers of all ages: honor your heritage, express your truth, and let your voice soar, even – or perhaps especially – when your heart is heaviest.

Also in June, the StoryWalk®: Worm Loves Worm

Cover of the June StoryWalk at Oak View

From June 1–30, Oak View's brick walkways will also feature the children's book "Worm Loves Worm" written by J. J. Austrian and illustrated by Mike Curato.

You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of a worm...and a worm.

When a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love, you know what happens next: They get married! But their friends want to know—who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux?

The answer is: It doesn't matter. Because worm loves worm.

StoryWalk® Social Narrative

StoryWalk® at Oak View is free, requires no advance registration, and is open during the park's normal hours of operation. Check out our StoryWalk® Social Narrative, to download and print before going to the park.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Historic Yates Mill County Park

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Historic Yates Mill County Park is excited to offer a new StoryWalk®, an interactive outdoor activity for you and your family.

Join us for this fun, self-guided activity, pages starting at the parking lot kiosk near the Visitor Center.

 

June StoryWalk®: Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons

Cover of the June StoryWalk at Yates Mill

From June 3–30, visit the brand new Yates Mill StoryWalk®, "The Honeybee," written by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Mercè López.

Haiku meet riddles in this delightful exploration of spring, summer, fall and winter from Laura Purdie Salas. Accompanied by gorgeous illustrations from Mercè López, this collection offers a fresh, playful perspective on the four seasons.

Lake Crabtree County Park

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Lake Crabtree County Park is excited to offer a new StoryWalk® this month. 

Find this month's walk along the paved trails starting at the playground near Beech Shelter.

June StoryWalk®: Just a Worm

Cover of the June StoryWalk at Lake Crabtree

From June 1–30, visit the brand new Lake Crabtree StoryWalk®, "Just a Worm," written and illustrated by Marie Boyd. 

This delightful children's book is about a worm who dreams of having superpowers, but learns to appreciate his own unique abilities. Through colorful illustrations and playful storytelling, it teaches young readers the importance of self-acceptance and embracing what makes them special.

Sandy Pines Preserve

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In June, visit a new StoryWalk® at Sandy Pines Preserve! 

Find the StoryWalk® beginning at the front parking lot kiosk.

June StoryWalk®: Your Legacy

Cover of the June StoryWalk at Sandy Pines

From June 1–30, visit Sandy Pines Preserve's new StoryWalk®, "Your Legacy," written by Schele Williams and illustrated by Tonya Engel.

Your Legacy is a proud, empowering picture book introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors.