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May Book Recommendations Bring on the Giggles

By Lori Forcey, GSLP Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

For our final Book Nook this year, we’re celebrating the end of school with a focus on books that make reading fun and provide lots and lots of giggles. 

The Book With No Pictures, by BJ Novak: Yes that’s right, this story has no pictures. But for what it lacks in illustrations, it more than makes up for in hilarious prose that will leave kids howling. Read this one out loud, as the book stipulates that the narrator of the story has to say everything printed on the pages. What follows is a gobbledygook-laden parade of words that poke fun at the narrator over and over again. Just try to keep a straight face as you read this gem, which can be found at your local library.

When A Dragon Moves In, by Jodi Moore: When a dragon moves into the sandcastle a little boy has built on the beach, it causes A LOT of trouble. But mom, dad and sister don’t see the dragon, so the blame falls on the boy. It’s up to the reader to decide if the dragon is really there... Find this fun one at your local library.

Monster’s New Undies, by Samantha Berger: Monster needs new undies, and oh, the drama! He can’t find just the right pair. What will he do? Heavy on silly rhymes and preschool-level humor, this one is particularly popular with new potty trainers. Find this silly title (with audio available!) in our Family Lending Library.

Bonus Books! For families looking for a story to help with the transition to kindergarten (or just between classrooms): Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes (Litwin; available in our Lending Library), Countdown to Kindergarten (McGhee), i carry your heart with me (Cummings), What If…? (Browne), Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener (Schwartz), Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Park; a chapter book!), It’s Back to School We Go! (Jackson), and The Twelve Days of Kindergarten (Rose).

Posted on May 20, 2019 and filed under Family Lending Library, Book Nook.

April Picture Book Recommendations

By Lori Forcey, GSLP Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

For our April Book Nook, we’re offering up a basketful of goodies — a little selection that touches on Pre-K’s Nature theme, and another choice that covers the EPK 2 and EPK 3’s construction-related themes. And finally, we finish up with an adorable Easter book, starring a favorite preschool character, from local author Janet Morgan Stoeke.

The Koala Who Could, by Jim Field: Alliteration and rhymes abound in this catchy story about Kevin the Koala. Kevin enjoys hanging out in his tree and minding his own business, even though his friends encourage him to come down and play. Then one day, Kevin is forced out of his tree and down to the ground, but what will happen when he gets there? Filled with cute illustrations and featuring native Australian animals that local preschoolers may not be familiar with, this audiobook is available in our lending library.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, by Sherri Dudley Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld: This modern classic visits each of the construction site vehicles — crane truck, cement mixer, dump truck, bulldozer and excavator — as they finish their work for the day and snuggle down to sleep for the night. The rhyming words are so cozy and soft, you’ll feel yourself stifling yawns while reading it. Fair warning — save this little gem, which can be found at your local library, for bedtime!

Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs, by Janet Morgan Stoeke: Oh Minerva Louise! We check in on our favorite easily confused hen and find it’s springtime at the farm and Minerva Louise has a brand new hat (that looks suspiciously like an Easter basket). As she explores the farm she finds colorful eggs dotting the landscape — but where are the eggs’ mothers? The answer to this mystery can be found at your local library.

Posted on April 11, 2019 and filed under Newsletter, Book Nook, Family Lending Library.

New Addition to the Family Lending Library: Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

Find this new book in the Audiobooks section of the GSLP Family Library in the Preschool Office! 

From the product description on Amazon:

 “From the bestselling Pete the Cat series, help Pete and his friends find the missing cupcakes!

“Pete the Cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a party, and Pete can’t wait to perform with his groovy band. But some of the cupcakes have gone missing! Who could have taken them?

“In this hardcover picture book adventure by New York Times bestselling authors James and Kimberly Dean, Pete and the gang solve the mystery of the missing cupcakes and learn that it’s cool to be kind.”

Posted on October 29, 2018 and filed under Family Lending Library.