May has arrived and my thoughts turn to....NEW STORYTIME BOOKS! I'm fortunate enough that in May I get to give each of the children in the preschools I visit a new book to keep (thanks to our library foundation) but that leaves me less time for storytime. So I generally go themeless, and plan simply to share some great NEW books with the kids. Here are some of the new ones I've found and am loving:
- Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin. Of course. Almost, almost as good as the first. And I only say almost because nothing beats the joy of discovering Pete for the first time.
- Stuck by Oliver Jeffers. Not super new (it came out last fall) but this is the first time I've shared it with kids. Wacky and fun.
- The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems. Another no-brainer. Plenty of opportunites to be melodramatic,
- Oh no, George! by Chris Haughton. George the dog says he'll be good. Then he HOPES he'll be good. But he fails. I love how the ending of this story is left open, leading to good discussion on how George will handle is last test.
What are some of YOUR new favorites? Please share in the comments or on our facebook page! We all need new ideas!