PreK Books – Family Theme
Two Mrs. Gibsons is author Toyomi Igus’s tender and touching tribute to the two most important women in her life her Japanese mother and her African American grandmother. From memories of her grandmother’s big bear hugs to her mother’s light down-filled comforter hugs, from listening to her grandmother’s lively spirituals to her mother’s soft lullabies, from playing with her grandmother’s fancy going-to-a-Sunday-meetin’ hats to trying on her mother’s kimono, Toyomi celebrates the joys and rich diversity of growing up biracial.
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter has a brand-new baby sister in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s rocking her to sleep, helping change diapers, or pushing the stroller, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to help a soon-to-be older sibling welcome a younger one!
A machine digs a big hole. A cement mixer pours cement. Carpenters put up walls. Bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, and painters do their part. Through brilliantly simple words and pictures a house is built.
“You can almost do it yourself by carefully noting the steps depicted in each bright, brisk, clearly delineated picture . . . With independently interesting pictures and a definite, sunny personality, a very fine piece of work indeed.”—Kirkus Reviews
Named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association
Supports the Common Core State Standards
The award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends from the Caledcott Medal-winning author, Ezra Jack Keats. Peter has a new baby sister. First his father paints Peter’s old cradle pink, then his crib. Then his parents want to paint Peter’s chair! “Let’s run away, Willie,” he says to his dog. And they do. This is a gentle and reassuring story about sibling rivalry.
“A more charming or contemporary child than Peter . . . is hard to bring to mind.”–School Library Journal
“A familiar story of differing viewpoints between mother and child is presented in charmingly simple cumulative verse and rebuses. A young boy is packing for a trip to visit his grandmother. He fills a shopping bag with his mitt, cars, space ship, wooden animals, his favorite stuffed rabbit, his pillow, a book a flashlight. But then along comes mom with ideas of her own!….This is a real winner….Great fun.”–School Library Journal.
Bilingual; one side tells what Mommies do best in English & Spanish, the other side tells what Daddies do best For real youg children.