Tuesday, May 9, 2017

10 Books About Sleepovers for Preschoolers

A young child's first sleepover, even with grandparents or beloved aunts and uncles, can be a little daunting. Help your child get excited about the idea of sleeping away from home with these ten books:

  1. Sleepover Larry by Daniel Pinkwater
  2. My First Sleepover by Charlotte Guillain
  3. Froggy's Sleepover by Jonathan London
  4. Sarah's Sleepover by Bobbie Rodriguez
  5. Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell
  6. Fancy Nancy: Saturday Night Sleepover by Jane O'Connor
  7. Clifford's First Sleepover by Norman Bridwell
  8. Sleepover at Gramma's House by Barbara Joosse
  9. Maisy Goes on a Sleepover by Lucy Cousins
  10. Best Friends Sleep Over by Jacqueline Rogers

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

25 Books to Read for Mother’s Day

It’s your day, moms, and these 25 books for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are all about celebrating the special loving bonds between mothers and their babies.

Let someone else worry about all your normal chores. Take the day off and snuggle up to your little ones with one of these great books!

  1. My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis
  2. Mom School by  Rebecca Van Slyke, illustrated by Priscilla Burris
  3. When Mama Comes Home Tonight by Eileen Spinelli
  4. Did I Tell You I Love You Today? by Deloris Jordan with Roslyn M. Jordan
  5. Love You When You Whine by Emily Jenkins
  6. Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward
  7. Hands & Hearts by Donna Jo Napoli
  8. Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons by Rob D. Walker
  9. I'll Be There by Ann Stott
  10. Mama Love by Kathy Mallat
  11. I Want to Say I Love You  by Caralyn Buehner
  12. Mama, Why? by Karma Wilson
  13. I Love My Mom by Anna Walker
  14. Mamá́ and Me by Arthur Dorros
  15. Mama's Day by Linda Ashman 
  16. Thanks, Mom! by Ed Emberley
  17. Mommy, Do You Love Me? by Jeanne Willis
  18. Little Rabbit and The Meanest Mother on Earth by Kate Klise
  19. I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh
  20. Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do Because She Loves Me Through and Through! by Marianne Richmond
  21. A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
  22. My Mommy is Magic by Carl Norac
  23. One More Time, Mama by Sue Alexander
  24. My Adopted Child, There's No One Like You by Kevin Leman
  25. Hanging Out with Mom by Sonia W. Black

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!