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
E HEO

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.
-Crystal

The Whale in My Swimming Pool The Whale in My Swimming Pool
by Joyce Wan
E 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.
-Crystal

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

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.
-Mike

Worst Trip The Worst Class Trip Ever
by Dave Barry
J BAR

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.
-Crystal

Girl Who Threw Butterflies The Girl Threw Butterflies
by Mick Cochrane
J COC

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 Her father has just died in a car accident, and her mother has become a withdrawn, quiet version of herself.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.

-Crystal

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

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!
-Mike

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