In My Library Tote: Preschool Book Picks for June

Our library started putting a little basket of staff favorites next to the check-out kiosk, and I think it's such a great idea. I'm in my library pretty regularly, but it's mostly just to pick up my holds; I don't do a lot of browsing. It's nice to have a few hand-picked favorites right in front of me that I may not find otherwise. I've come across a few that Jona has really enjoyed that way.

Here are a few recent favorites from various sources, including the library basket.



{Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke} Goblin and his best friend Skeleton are happy hanging out in the dungeon together, playing with treasure. When adventurers come and steal the treasure, taking Skeleton with them, Goblin is determined to save his friend. However, he soon learns that the world doesn't welcome goblins, even when they're just trying to do the right thing. 
     Preschooler approved? Yes, Jona loved this one--we read it just about every night. 

{Hensel and Gretel, Ninja Chicks by Corey Rosen Schwartz}  Last year we read and loved The Three Ninja Pigs by the same author, and this is a similar take on the familiar fairy tale. Hensel and Gretel find their way through a dark forest and use their ninja skills to save their dad from a fox, who is keeping him in a house made of cornbread. 
     Preschooler approved? Yes, that's an understatement, this one was a favorite. 

{Ten Rules of Being a Superhero by Deb Pilutti} Captain Magma and Lava Boy share the ten most important things to remember about being a superhero, from how saving the day can be messy to the importance of snacks. 
     Preschooler approved? Yes, Jona loves anything superhero-related right now, so this one was a hit. 

{Owl Sees Owl by Laura Godwin} A baby owl leaves his nest and goes on a little adventure, but soon returns to his family. With only a few words on each page, the story is unique because the words repeat, in reverse order, starting from the middle of the story. 
     Preschooler approved? Yes, it wasn't one we read every night, but Jona did like this one. It was a good bedtime book. 

{The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling by Timothy Basil Ering} Captain Alfred is sailing home with his ducks, his fiddle, a special duck egg not yet hatched, when a storm upsets his boat. The egg hatches and the duckling befriends the first thing he finds: the fiddle. 
     Preschooler approved? Yes, Jona enjoyed this one. It was a sweet story, creatively told, and the illustrations were beautiful. This one was my favorite of the bunch. 

If you have kids in your life, what books have they been enjoying lately?  

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