five for friday: library booklist for preschoolers

February 17, 2012

Here's a little list to take to the library with you this week. We've been enjoying these.

Augustine by Melanie Watt

This is perfect for art lovers (tons of art references throughout the book) and for kids who have moved or are starting a new school. Little Augustine moves from the South Pole to the North Pole and he has a rough time at first. I should mention that it's great even if your not in the middle of a move--we read it so much this week.

What To Say To Clara by Barney Saltzberg
This is a little late for Valentines Day, but it's the sweetest story about a little boy who gets tongue tied when a new girl, Clara, shows up at school. He doesn't know what to say to her and finally comes up with, "Hello."

The Paper Princess  by Elisa Kleven

A little girl draws a princess and before she can finish it, the wind blows it away. The paper princess has an adventure until finally landing on a little boy who decides to draw a birthday card on her back (it's blank) and give to his sister--who is the little girl who drew her to begin with. The illustrations are really pretty and, of course, the story is wonderful.

Elsie's Bird by Jane Yolen and David Small

This is another one about moving and starting over. Elsie starts out in Boston and moves west with her dad after her mother dies. (That's the sad part, so if your kid isn't ready for themes like that, I'd avoid it.) She brings a canary with her who becomes her best friend. It's a beautiful book.

Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but what about Dolores?)  by James Howe
Dolores can't really sing, but she has a lot of heart. Eventually, she gets a spot in the chorus with her friends.

What books have you been enjoying this week?

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