Friday, March 24, 2017

10 Books About Horses for Preschoolers

Children at the Cumming Library this week enjoyed two horse-themed storytimes and those programs were such a hit that we want to share them with you!

Several of the following books were on our storytime reading list and others are popular with our youngest pony-loving patrons. We hope you enjoy reading them at home as much as we enjoyed reading them to you at the library!

  1. Horseplay! by Karma Wilson
  2. Horses: Trotting! Prancing! Racing! by Patricia Hubbell
  3. Giddy Up! Lets Ride! by Flora McDonnell
  4. Blue Horse by Helen Stephens
  5. Hush Little Horsie by Jane Yolen
  6. Twist & Ernest by Laura T. Barnes
  7. The Wild Little Horse by Rita Gray
  8. Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse by Betty Paraskevas
  9. Cowboy Ned & Andy by David Ezra Stein
  10. Snickerdoodle and the Roller-Skating Horse by Clare Ham Grosgebauer
When you finish reading, be sure to add these books to your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Log. Stop by your local branch as you reach 100-book milestones and we'll be glad to celebrate your progress with a photo!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Extreme Makeover: Fairy Tale Edition

February 26 is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, so we’re celebrating with quirky and fun books that retell the stories of familiar fairy tale characters.

Some, like Cendrillion and Dragon Prince, are adaptations of fairy tales from around the world. Others, like Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks and Falling for Rapunzel, turn the stories we know and love upside down.

We hope you enjoy reading these new twists on classic tales with your toddlers and preschoolers. Happy National Tell a Fairy Tale Day!



The Three Little Pigs

Little Red Riding Hood

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Jack and the Beanstalk

Beauty and the Beast

The Princess and the Pea

Sleeping Beauty

The Gingerbread Man

Sunday, February 19, 2017

20 Books About Health and Hygiene for Preschoolers

It's flu season, and our state seems to be particularly hard hit with sickness. Having kids that feel less-than-stellar or slightly-under-the-weather is a completely different experience from nursing children suffering from the flu, infections, or other serious illnesses, as all you worn-out parents will agree.

So, we've prepared a list of 20 books that will help you start a conversation with your young child about washing their hands, brushing their teeth, taking a bath, and taking care not to share germs with their friends:

  1. Bath Time by Eileen Spinelli
  2. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Christian Stead
  3. Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair by Lee Fox
  4. Time for a Bath by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
  5. Brushing Teeth by Mari Schuh
  6. My Cold Went on Vacation by Molly Rausch
  7. The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems
  8. Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London
  9. On the Way to the Bath by Sarah Maizes
  10. Wash Your Hands! by Margaret McNamara
  11. Katie Woo Has the Flu by Fran Manushkin
  12. President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett
  13. Curious George Discovers Germs by Erica Zappy
  14. Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney
  15. The Whale in the Bathtub by Kylie Westaway
  16. How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen
  17. Mo’s Mustache by Ben Clanton
  18. A Visit to Dr. Duck by Rosemary Wells
  19. Piggy Pie Po by Audrey Wood
  20. Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

Snuggle up with your sniffing, sneezing child, enjoy a good book, and get well soon!

Don't forget to add the books you read to your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Log!