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May 16, 2011
Updated on Apr 4, 2014

Our 2009 Preschool Summer Reading Picks


Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace. Little Oink is a true embarrassment. Instead of making his room a proper pigsty, he insists on cleaning up after himself. All his parents want is for him to unmake his bed, throw his clothes on the floor, and cover his toys with mud at the end of the day, but he just can't seem to make a proper mess! This silly book throws a little reverse psychology into the "clean up your room" debate. A fun romp for summer. (Chronicle Books, 2009, $14.99)

Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban. Is there a best way to be mad? All of mouse's friends seem to think so. Rabbit hops. Bear stomps. Bobcat screams. Although they try to teach him, mouse can't seem to get it right. If only he could find his own way to be mad, he might feel a whole lot better. Preschoolers, are still learning the best way to express themselves appropriately, will get a kick out of coming along for this journey through anger etiquette. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009, $16.00)

Little Chick by Amy Hest Whether. Little Chick is impatiently waiting for a carrot to grow, trying to fly a leaf kite, or reaching to catch a star, Old-Auntie is there to encourage her through life’s challenges. Beautifully rendered in pencil and watercolor by Anita Jeram, who previously teamed up with author Amy Hest on the New York Times best-selling Kiss Good Night, this book reflects a talent for capturing the attention of young readers through simple, humorous stories, with a focus this time on intergenerational bonding and the spark of childhood wonder. (Candlewick, $17.99)

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems. In a world where no one would ever be caught with clothes on, one mole rat dares to don duds. Three-time Caldecott Honoree Willems doesn't disappoint with this wonderful tale of what it means to be different, and the power of being yourself. A great springboard for talking to preschoolers about courage, friendship, and the beauty of originality. And lots of fun to read, too! (Hyperion, 2009, $16.99)

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