May Kids Picks

Summer is coming! Prepare with some great kids books:

Mustache Baby Meets His Match Mustache Baby Meets His Match
by Bridget Heos

When Baby Javier comes for a playdate, Baby Billy, a.k.a. Mustache Baby, feels the need to show him a thing or two, seeing how Javier’s new to town—and also sports an impressive beard. What ensues is a hilarious test of wills and facial hair, as each baby sets out to prove his manliness. It seems Mustache Baby may have truly met his match.

The Whale in My Swimming Pool The Whale in My Swimming Pool
by Joyce Wan

One sunny day, a little boy heads outside for a swim, but his pool is already taken . . . There’s a big whale in the water and it’s not budging! The boy tries everything to get the whale to leave.

We Are in a Book We Are in a Book
by Mo Willems

All is going well until Gerald finds out that he is in a book and that THE BOOK WILL END! Luckily Piggie comes to the rescue and comes up with a plan to calm his friend down. As with most Mo Willems books, “We Are in a Book” is great laugh out loud fun.

Worst Trip The Worst Class Trip Ever
by Dave Barry

In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble-not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them-but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation’s capital.

Girl Who Threw Butterflies The Girl Threw Butterflies
by Mick Cochrane

For an eighth grader, Molly Williams has more than her fair share of problems. Her father has just died in a car accident, and her mother has become a withdrawn, quiet version of herself. Molly doesn’t want to be seen as “Miss Difficulty Overcome”; she wants to make herself known to the kids at school for something other than her father’s death. So she decides to join the baseball team. The boys’ baseball team.


Zita Zita the Spacegirl: Book One Far From Home
by Ben Hatke

Zita is thrust into the role of hero, encountering strange monsters and making friends along the way. Fun illustrations and humor make this one a winner!

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