Multcolib Holgate Picks: Preschool Storytime Favorites 2013

Peck, Peck, Peck
Peck, Peck, Peck By Cousins, Lucy Book - 2013 jE COUSINS 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young woodpecker discovers the joys of pecking. Preschoolers will appreciate the holes he pecks in unlikely objects.

The Watermelon Seed
The Watermelon Seed By Pizzoli, Greg Book - 2013 jE PIZZOLI 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 17 copies

Annotation:Oh no! Crocodile swallowed a watermelon seed. The more upset he is, the larger the words get. Will vines grow out his ears? Will he turn pink? Will he end up as fruit salad?

Jonathan & Martha
Jonathan & Martha By Horáček, Petr Book - 2012 jE HORACEK 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:When two worms who dislike each other accidentally become entangled, they learn to adapt. Simple rhythmic text makes this book a great read aloud, and the die-cut collage will be a hit with readers of all ages.

Bear and Bee
Bear and Bee By Ruzzier, Sergio Book - 2013 jE RUZZIER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Bear thinks bees are huge, with claws and sharp teeth. Bee encourages him to take a closer look at himself. This simple funny book shares a nice message in a fun way and lends itself to making predictions.

Puffin Peter
Puffin Peter By Horáček, Petr Book - 2013 jE HORACEK 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A thoughtful whale helps Puffin Peter find his friend Paul, encounting a variety of feathered friends along the way. What a fun way to learn about different types of birds!

It's A Tiger!
It's A Tiger! By LaRochelle, David Book - 2012 jE LAROCHELL 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This humorous book includes the reader in a wild adventure. Find the tiger hiding on every page! Also available in eBook format.

Huff & Puff
Huff & Puff By Rueda, Claudia Book - 2012 jE RUEDA 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Prior knowledge of the three little pigs plus fun repetition lend this book to making predictions and preschoolers "reading" the text. It's fun to huff & puff on the book and help the wolf blow down houses ... and other things.

Shout! Shout It Out!
Shout! Shout It Out! By Fleming, Denise Book - 2011 jE Concept FLEMING 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A mouse invites the reader to practice the alphabet, counting, and identifying colors, names of animals, and modes of transportation.

Who Has This Tail?
Who Has This Tail? By Hulbert, Laura Book - 2012 j 590 H912w 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:This interactive book presents tails in isolation and invites the reader to guess which animals they belong to. We then learn a little about the function of each animal's tail.

Good News, Bad News
Good News, Bad News By Mack, Jeff Book - 2012 jE Beginning Reader MACK 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 22 copies

Annotation:An optimist and a pessimist go on a picnic in a book that manages to tell a complex story using only four words. Also available as an eBook.

Monkey Colors
Monkey Colors By Lunde, Darrin P. Book - 2012 j 599.8 L9624m 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about monkeys from around the world! Simple repetitive text allows your preschooler to "read" along with you. A great intro to non-fiction.

Happy Harry's Café
Happy Harry's Café By Rosen, Michael Book - 2012 jE ROSEN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Laid back chef Happy Harry makes great soup, so why isn't Matt the Cat eating it? This book plays with cadence and rhyme and begs to be read aloud.

Yawn By Symes, Sally Book - 2011 jbb 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:Explores the adventures of a traveling yawn. Just try to read it without yawning yourself!

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