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As Editors’ Picks: Spring Previews week comes to a close, we’d like to fill you in on some special books for our younger clubs, selected by Honeybee editor Julia Kleinman and Firefly editor Laura Demoreuille!
Thanks to our amazing editors who took the time this week to share their picks!
I Love You Mommy…I Love You Daddy! Flip-Over Book (January)
Mommies and daddies are just the best! In this delightful flip-over book, animal toddlers think about why their parents are so very special. Read all about Little Elephant’s mommy…then flip the book to learn about daddies with Little Bear. A cozy celebration of family love, this book is a thoughtful Valentine’s Day pick.
I Love to Learn Collection(February)
One of my favorite publishers and I created a special Honeybee version of this adorable learning series. In four mini board books, toddlers are invited to lift the flaps and read all about important pre-kindergarten topics: seasons, counting, time, and body parts. Complete with playful illustrations, these books encourage toddlers to engage with each page. There’s no happier way for toddlers to learn than with these friendly companions by their side.
Bears in Beds (February)
Readers will fall in love with these rumbly-tumbly bears, from their plush little tummies to their darling expressions. This adorable counting book scores high for cute factor while also offering great educational value. These snuggly teddies introduce colors, counting, and positive bedtime routines. The best way to end a busy day, Bears in Beds is my favorite night-night book of the season!
Ten Little Kisses (January)
Kissing has never been so fun! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little pizzazz, as you and your little sweetheart count from ten to one. The book’s ten touchable hearts magically disappear as baby animals smooch their mommies. A read-aloud treat with a lot of flair, this book makes a darling gift.
Karen Katz’s precious picture book is perfect for every petite princess. Princess Baby is called all types of silly names, from Gum Drop to Buttercup. But this little gal is no sugary treat! She’s dainty, she wears a sparkly crown, and she just loves showing off her necklaces. She’s full of glowing pride, and wants to tell Mommy and Daddy that she’s their very special…Princess Baby!
Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack, illus. by Henry Cole
When a fancy new peacock show up at the farm, the hens are sooo jealous! After all, they are doing all the hard work and the peacock is getting all the attention. Children will love the silly illustrations—especially when the peacock and the hens trade places. It’s no surprise that this book won the Children’s Choice Award in 2012 for best picture book! A great message about being yourself and a perfect choice for sharing.
Zoe Gets Ready by Bethanie Murguia
Don’t miss this whimsical tale about a little girl with a huge imagination. Zoe needs to be dressed for whatever the day might bring, but she can’t decide what to wear. Will it be a cartwheeling day or a twirling day? You’ll just have to read this story to find out!
Dinosaur Pet Pack: Book and CD by Neil and Marc Sedaka, illus. by Tim Bowers
This story about a kid with a BIG pet is a fun and catchy way to practice the months of the year. The song is so rhythmic you can’t help but sing along!
Interrupting Chickenby David Ezra Stein
Out for the first time in paperback! If you missed this 2011 Caldecott Honor story, now is the time to pick it up. An irresistible read-aloud about a little chick who can’t help but warn the characters in her favorite fairy tales. This is a story both you and your child will want to read again and again.
Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
When Penguin finds a pinecone, they become the best of friends. But penguins can’t live in a forest and pinecones can’t live in the snow. What will they do? A heartwarming, adorable new friendship story that will be a stand-out in your home library.
January 18, 2013