January 2019 Book List

January 5th is National Bird Day! Learn about the animals of the sky with these books:

Birds, Nests, and Eggs by Mel Boring

This fun and easy-to-read book delves into the wonderful world of birds! Accompanied by vibrant illustrations, this informative read offers a look at different types of birds, what they eat and where they live.

Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Richard Jones

How does a bird build a nest? How long does it take? What kind of supplies does a bird need to make the perfect home? This charming tale of a bird preparing her nest answers young readers’ questions and more. Watch as she collects sticks and twigs, and even catches a worm!

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bird Alphabet by Mrs. Peanuckle, illustrated by Jessie Ford

This colorful encyclopedia of birds is a great way to celebrate National Bird Day. Each page has a different bird for each letter of the alphabet. Filled with fun facts and drawings, this is sure to be a family favorite – and you might learn something new, too!

With the new year comes your own New Year’s resolutions. Celebrate the start of 2019 with this book:

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolutions by Pat Miller, illustrated by Kathi Ember

Bear explains to Squirrel how to make a resolution. Bear explains that New Year’s Day is the perfect time to make a resolution. Squirrel then goes around the forest asking what the other animals’ New Year’s resolutions are. Can she come up with one for herself?

January 18th is A.A. Milne’s birthday. Celebrate her work with this beloved classic:

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

Step into the magical Hundred Acre Wood with the famous characters we all know and love. Join Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger and many more as they have fun-filled adventures that have inspired generations.

January 24th is National Compliment Day! Read these books to celebrate this day of kindness and compassion for others:

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Stick and Stone become best friends after Stick helps Stone get out of a tricky situation. But when Stick gets stuck, what does Stone do? A charming story about friendship and the importance of kindness and compassion for others.

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Jen Hill

When Tanisha spills juice all over her new clothes, her classmate wants to help her and make her feel better. What does it mean to be kind? This sweet story shows how small acts of kindness can brighten others’ days in a big way.

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

A rabbit and a mouse plant seeds and wait for the vegetables to grow. As the crops begin to come out of the ground, they notice other animals waiting to come in and snatch the fruits of their labor! What happens when the rabbit and mouse come to an agreement with the other animals? Accompanied by vibrant oil paintings, this story shows how a “seed” of kindness is necessary to grow a bounty of friendship, love and generosity.

October, 2020 Books

October, 2020 Books

October, 2020 Books October means autumn is in full swing! Here is a collection of books celebrating this magical season... We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House by Richard Krieb, illustrated by R.W. Alley On Halloween night, a group of children set out to find the...

Holiday Pretzel-palooza!  

Holiday Pretzel-palooza!  

Holiday Pretzel-palooza! The gift of food is always welcome, and with four different variations of one easy, basic recipe, everyone will have their favorite. And the best part? Preschool kids can measure, pour and make these almost on their own with just a bit of...

The Food Connection: Giving and Getting

The Food Connection: Giving and Getting

The Food Connection: Giving and Getting The holidays are all about friends, family and community. Even during a pandemic, they offer opportunities to teach children about giving and sharing. While challenges with food security are real and on the rise, connecting with...

September 2020, Books

September 2020, Books

September 25 is Native American Day! Learn and celebrate with these books… The Tongva (Spotlight on the American Indians of California) by Mary Graham Learn about the culture and traditions of the Tongva people, who are some of the Original Peoples of California, and...