This month we’ve had the chance to join TWO weekly storytimes at our library, one for Baby Bookworm, and one for Preschool Bookworm. It’s been fun to see the boys enjoying the programs, and we’ve been maxing out our library card with awesome checkouts (not really- the limit is 60 books, which we are definitely not close to. Okay, we’re close to. Our tax dollars are being put to good use.)
Here’s what we’ve been enjoying most from our ever-growing pile of library checkouts:
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
Our favorite new sibling book. The Bunny family receives a bundle on their doorstep one day: a baby wolf. Dot exclaims (in a repeated refrain throughout the book) “He’s going to eat us all up!” but her parents are “too smitten to listen.” Sure, sibling rivalry is addressed here, but better yet bravery and the strength of family.
The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein
My kids have pretty early bedtimes; for the past many months they’ve not been awake when the sun was not up. Now that the days are getting shorter, Preschool Bookworm has been fascinated by nightfall. We found the perfect book to match his interest in night shadows! It is gorgeously illustrated, inviting the reader into the intriguing idea that there is a whole different world that exists after the lights and the sun have gone to bed.
Night Light by Nicholas Blechman
The die-cut pages of this book make for a fun counting book and guessing game in one. Simple but invites repeat readings as your bookworms start to recall what’s coming next.
Float by Daniel Miyares
I find it remarkable what a talented artist can do with five colors and no words. This wordless book communicates strong emotion felt by a little boy during a simple afternoon. A rain storm and a paper boat make for a beautiful “small moment” tale. Endpapers include diagrams for creating a paper boat and airplane.
Hope you enjoy these as much as we did! What are your recent favorites?
Titles mentioned in this post should be readily available at your local library, or at the Amazon affiliate links provided.