Homer the library cat by Reeve Lindbergh
In this rhyming tale, Homer leaves his quiet house and journeys through a noisy neighborhood on a quest to find his owner. He ends up finding her at another quiet place-the library. I read this last week to a group of preschoolers and they enjoyed following Homer on his adventure. Everyone wanted to find Homer in every picture (some kids were very enthusiastic about it- jumping up and pointing every time I turned the page).
Lily loves to read…maybe a little too much. She reads while she’s brushing her teeth, while she’s supposed to be eating dinner, and while the other kids are outside playing. Then she meets Milly, a non-reader with a taste for adventure. The two friends balance each other perfectly. Lily introduces Milly to the joys of reading and Milly shows Lily the benefits of taking a break from reading and interacting in the real world. This is a sweet story that addresses an issue that many hard-core readers face: keeping a balance between “reading experience” and “real world experience.”
And finally my favorite book
of all time about libraries. Dinosaur triumphs when he goes up against a cow, baby chicks, and an owl, but what will happen when he takes on the library? Dinosaur vs. a sad owl was by far my favorite (what does a sad owl say? boo-whoo of course!) The illustrations in this book are simple and bright, which makes it a great choice for a read-a-loud. When I read this book, the kids participated by roaring along with the dinosaur and making the other animal noises mentioned.