May Books

May Children's Books

May Books

As the school year winds down enjoy lots of fun and engaging reads in May!

Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978-0385388924

Mom School
by Rebecca Van Slyke

An adorable picture book told from the perspective of a young child that her Mom must have learned all her mothering skills by attending Mom School. A school where mom's learn to multi-task, build forts from couch cushions, and bake yummy cupcakes. Fun and engaging art with text that perfectly captures the view of a young child. A variety of unique moms are shown throughout the story. A perfect book for Mother's Day.

Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375836128

Mama, I'll Give You the World
by Roni Schotter
Illustrated by S. Saelig Gallagher

After school Luisa goes to where her Mama works. She watches as her Mama works hard at cutting, coloring , and curling customers' hair. Her Mama works hard and rarely smiles. Luisa would like to see her mother smile as she does in Luisa's favorite photo of her.

So Luisa plans a night to make Mama smile. The way she is smiling in the old photograph while she is dancing at a place called Roseland.

A tale of a hardworking mother and her loving thoughtful daughter. A tear jerker and a story that you will remember.

Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375838074

The Adventures of Max and Pinky: The Mystery
by Maxwell Eaton

Max and Pinky paint the barn; barn red. But during the night it is repainted pink. Max and Pinky repaint the barn red. Again it is repainted during the night. Who is the culprit? Will they ever find out and solve the mystery? A fun story with simple illustrations.

Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375833439

Punk Farm on Tour
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Farmer Joe heads off to a Tractor Society Conference in Reno. Sheep, Pig, Chicken, Cow, and Goat are getting ready for a whirlwind rock tour across the USA. Will they get the van to run? Will they arrive at the concert venue? Will they have a killer song? A delight to read.

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
By Eric Carle

This story literally unfolds as pages open dramatically, extending both outward and upward. Monica wants the moon to play with, so her Papa sets out to get it for her. It isn't easy to climb all the way to the moon, but he finally succeeds--only to find that the moon is too big to carry home! The way the problem is resolved is a joyful surprise.

Random House Children's Books
ISBN: 0375840680

Duck, Duck, Goose
by Tad Hills

Adorable! Will Duck and Goose's friendship survive the introduction of a new friend--Thistle? Thistle is good at everything. Duck thinks she's fantastic. But Goose does not! And so Goose is faced with a problem close to the hearts of children everywhere: what happens when your best friend makes a new friend?

Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375835997

Young Pele: Soccer's First Star
by Lesa Cline-Ransome

A picture book biography that tells of the struggles of Brazilian-born Pele. His rise from poverty to soccer stardom. The focus of the book is on Pele's childhood; a poor Brazilian boy who played barefoot with a ball that was a sock stuffed with rags. Who would become one of the greatest soccer player's of all time. An engrossing book that will grab children's attention.

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