Summer is a great time for everyone to catch up on their reading–especially young children. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite children’s books here at The Book Table. This is only a small sample of our enormous collection, so make sure to stop by and take a look at some of our other great titles!
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo
“What would YOU do if you met your ideal pet?”
Not only is One Cool Friend a New York Times Bestseller, it is also a Caldecott Honor book! One Cool Friend is about a boy named Elliot who goes to an aquarium and decides he wants a penguin for a pet. When he asks his dad, Elliot is misunderstood and his father gives him some money to buy a stuffed penguin. Elliot takes a penguin from the tank home with him, and they go on all sorts of adventures. Kids are sure to enjoy this silly story, and the artwork is very fun. We recommend One Cool Friend to anybody who loves penguins and is in the mood for a good laugh.
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
“A fox outfoxed?”
My Lucky Day is the delightful story of a pig who outfoxes the most clever of all animals–a fox. He manages to trick the fox into giving him a bath, a free meal, and a massage. All the while, the fox believes that the pig is just giving him helpful hints on how to cook the pig better. A silly story that will leave you smiling, My Lucky Day is a great story for anyone who enjoyed The Three Little Pigs.
Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch
Purple, Green and Yellow is all about a little girl named Brigid who loves to color. She begs and begs her mom for some markers, because all of the other kids have them. Brigid tells her mom that the store sells washable markers, and she promises that she won’t draw on the floor, or the walls, or herself. Her mother gives in and buys her the markers. After awhile, Brigid gets bored of the washable markers and begs her mom for new, smelly markers. Because Brigid was so good with her washable markers, her mom decides to get her the smelly markers. But after awhile, Brigid gets bored of the smelly markers. She now wants “super-indelible-never-come-off-till-you’re-dead-and-maybe-even-later” coloring markers. And because she was so good with the smelly markers, Brigid’s mom buys her the special permanent markers. This time, when Brigid decides she’s bored, she doesn’t want new markers, she decides to start coloring on things besides paper, and that’s when the trouble begins. A story that at times hits really close to home for parents with little kids, Purple, Green and Yellow is a great read!
We are always happy to recommend more titles to you, so feel free to come in or call us at 752-3055 🙂