Hippos Go Berserk!

Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton

Hippos Go Berserk! Count up as the hippos gather and then down as they disperse! Highly addictive. Growing up, I made my dad read this one so many times that I can still recite most of it today. Next time you see me in the library I just might recite it for you.

Those Darn Squirrels!

Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin; Daniel Salmieri

Those Darn Squirrels! Those Darn Squirrels won’t stop eating from the birdfeeders! No matter how hard Old Man Fookwire tries, those DARN squirrels find a way to steal his food and foil his plans. Opportunities to participate in a repeating refrain make this book a fun lap read.


Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Stuck After Floyd’s kite gets stuck in a tree, he has a few brilliant ideas about how to get it back. A colorful and surprising story, the first time I read it, I was positively guffawing.

Ode to a Bad Day

Ode to a Bad Day by Chelsea Lin Wallace; Hyewon Yum

Ode to a Bad Day Sometimes bad days just creep up on you. I love that this book reminds us that all bad days end. It also opens a discussion about our ability to appreciate small moments of good while everything else seems to be going wrong.

If You Come to Earth

If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall

If You Come to Earth If you come to Earth there’s a few things you might find – different kinds of people, places, food, jobs, and animals! This book has so much detail and variety, I could spend hours reading and rereading this wonderful book.