The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
|Sing-Along Song by JoAnn Early Macken|
A child sings along with the songs made by everyday sounds, from the chirping of a robin in the morning to the cooing of baby sister as she falls asleep in the evening.
|The Babysitter Sings by Phillis Gershator|
A babysitter sings a rhyming song to reassure the child.
|Busy Toes by C.W. Bowie|
A playful list of some of the many things that toes can do, from waving and tickling to splashing and squishing.
|Welcome, Precious by Nikki Grimes|
Illustrations and text welcome a new baby to some of life's delights, from "the glistening mystery of soap bubbles" to "the swish of leaves in the breeze."
|Wow! It Sure is Good to be You! by Cynthia Jabar|
A young girl learns that she is loved and appreciated for being a very special person.
|Bring on that Beat by Rachel Isadora|
Illustrations and rhyming text evoke the rhythms of jazz music.
|My Friend Maya Loves to Dance by Cheryl Willis|
Maya loves to dance, leap, pirouette, and bow in tutus and leotards or kente clothe and cowrie shells.
|Brown Sugar Babies by Charles R. Smith, Jr.|
Illustrations and rhyming text describe babies in terms of different sweet and tasty brown treats.
|Daddy Calls Me Man by Angela Johnson|
Inspired by his family experiences and his father's paintings, a young boy creates four poems.
|Cassie’s Word Quilt by Faith Ringgold|
Names the people and objects that make a girl's New York City apartment, school, and neighborhood special.
|Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison|
Children spend the day with their grandmother, who ignores their mother's carefully planned schedule in favor of activities that are much more fun.
|Sunday by Synthia Saint James|
Portrays a family as they spend a typical Sunday eating breakfast, going to church, and visiting their grandparents.
|My Nana and Me by Irene Smalls|
A young girl and her grandmother enjoy a day filled with tea parties, hide-and-seek, stories, and plenty of love.
|The Wedding by Angela Johnson|
Daisy describes the preparations leading up to her older sister's wedding and the joyous and bittersweet feelings surrounding the event itself.
|Lily Brown’s Paintings by Angela Johnson|
When Lily Brown paints, she imagines all sorts of fantastic things in the scenes that she sees every day.
|Bigger Than Daddy by Harriet Ziefert|
Edward wants to be bigger than Daddy, so for one afternoon they pretend to exchange places
|Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers|
Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people" that make him who he is, including brother, son, writer, and runner.
|Sophie by Mem Fox|
As Sophie grows bigger and her grandfather gets smaller, they continue to love each other very much.
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