We have an awesome local library. It has a large children's section that has colorful and comfortable places to sit and read as well as wonderful librarians who are always willing to help you find the perfect book. I am embarrassed to say that in years past, I have not taken enough advantage of my library. Isn't that nuts?! An entire building filled with quality reading material for free and the kids and I hardly ever went. I have made a new year's resolution to use my local library to the fullest. Here is what we picked out this week.
Mama's Little Bears by Nancy Tafuri
Mama Bear has three little cubs, and boy, are they curious! Readers follow the curious cubs through the forest as they explore. My three year old liked this one. It's a simple and quick read with good illustrations. recommended age: 0-3
Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
Another one by Nancy Tafuri, and it is perfect for preschool readers as well. This teaches the concept of color mixing in a barnyard animal setting. Farmer Grey is going away for the day, and the animals want to surprise him by painting his farm and making it colorful. Blue Goose, Red Hen, White Duck, and Yellow Chick mix their colors together to paint the barn, grass, and sky. When Farmer Grey gets back, he loves his new farm! recommended age: 0-5
Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy and Margaret Chodos-Irvine
I have a little boy that loves to daydream about rocket ships, astronauts, and far away planets. If you have a little one who is equally fascinated by all things outer space, this is a great story time choice! This stars a little boy who imagines what it would feel like to rocket to the stars. The pictures are amazing! recommended age: 2-7
We are pretty happy with our library loot! Do you visit your local library? It is budget-friendly and a fun place to browse for new titles that I might not find otherwise. I hope to make it a part of my weekly routine. Have a great Tuesday!