Perfect Storytime Reads for Preschool and Beyond!

The 12 Days of St. Patrick's Day

The 12 Days of St. Patrick's Day By Jenna Lettice; illustrated by Colleen Madden

Count the 12 days of St. Patrick’s Day! On the first day of St. Patrick’s, I was lucky to find… This festive story starts with a shamrock in a field of green, then adds TWO pots of gold, THREE top hats, and so on through twelve busy days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. Young readers and their caregivers will enjoy counting all the details of the fun preparation for the big day. This simple rhyming story is paired with cheery illustrations and a full page of stickers, making it the perfect springtime gift for kids.

Always By My Side

Always By My Side By Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Follow a little boy as he gradually outgrows the need for the constant presence for his comforting companion—a stuffed green dinosaur. But as the stuffed animal narrates, none of us grow out of loving our favorite toys, and, perhaps, they never stop loving us back. When you need a loving hug, or a cuddle of reassurance, or just someone to play with, fuzzy creatures big and small, short and tall, will always be your friend.

Goodnight, Astronaut

Goodnight, Astronaut By Scott Kelly; illustrated by Izzy Burton

Scott Kelly was born for adventure. But exploring takes a lot of enery—and sleep is the super fuel to turbocharge dreams. Luckily, sleeping can be exciting if you’re drifting off in the right place.

Scott has fallen asleep at the bottom of the ocean, in the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet, in a yurt on Mount Everest, and of course in space! Join Scott on his many adventures, and maybe they’ll inspire dreams of your own!

This sweet and adventurous story is the perfect bedtime tale for future astronauts and adventurers!

Hooray for Helpers!

Hooray for Helpers! By Mike Austin

First responders are on the way! Every day, brave helpers are on full alert, ready to rescue people and animal friends in need. They work on land, go underground, and even parachute down from the sky. Buckle up and cheer for these heroes as they go the distance to keep everyone safe.

With bright, colorful art and labels of rescue vehicles and equipment in the style of Richard Scarry, this introduction to and celebration of first responders packs FUN and FACTS. Look inside for a Q&A with a real firefighter and an emergency supplies list!

Star of the Party: The Solar System Celebrates!

Star of the Party: The Solar System Celebrates! By Jan Carr; illustrated by Juana Medina Rosas

The planets are throwing Sun a birthday party! Mercury wants to thank Sun for how close they are. (Being the closest planet has its perks.) Earth enjoys Sun’s warmth. And all the planets want to celebrate Sun’s magnetic personality.

But party planning takes work. Do they even have room for all of Jupiter’s moon? Don’t space out. It’s time for this star-studded event!

Blast off with Jan Carr and Pura Belpre Award-winning illustrator Juana Medina’s quick-witted and fact-filled picture book about the solar system and all of its (inter)stellar inhabitants.

Together

Together By Charles Fuge

A parent and baby polar bear have a fun-filled, loving day together in their cheerful Arctic home, as the big bear reassures the little bear that they will be best friends forever. You’ll love snuggling up with your little one and this adorable and soothing picture book celebrating togetherness, friendship, and the unbreakable bonds of family.