March top 5 for under 5 – 2022

We invite you to check out this month’s PPL Youth Services recommendations for activities, resources and new books in the library collection for children up to five years old and their families.

Celebrate Women’s History Month: Picture Books
March is Women’s History Month. Check out this Youth Services staff-curated list of picture books for young children featuring notable women and girls, past and present, celebrating stories of strong, confident and empowered girls full of grit. Join us in the virtual story room for Storytime Shorts episodes featuring some of the picture books highlighted in the list, as well.

After a two-month hiatus, in-person storytime returns indoors in the library beginning Thursday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m. and continuing every Thursday morning throughout March. This interactive storytime features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with parent or adult caregiver. For everyone’s safety, masks are required for all attendees age 2 years old and up. Participation is limited to 20 families, so please register in advance. Registration will open every Monday at 10 a.m. for that week’s Thursday storytime session.

Wonderful Babies by Emily Winfield Martin
With adorable illustrations featuring a diverse cast of babies, this brand new board book is great to share with brand new babies through older babies graduating into toddlerhood.

Bright Brown Baby: A Treasury by Andrea Davis and Brian Pinkney
This treasury of stories is perfect for cuddling up with your baby and sharing over and over again. Created by the award-winning husband and wife team, Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney, each story is also available as five separate board books, including Count To Love! and Peek-a-You!

See the Dog by David LaRochell and Mike Wohnoutka
A companion to the award-winning See the Cat early reader. A clever take on traditional beginning-to-read books, share this delightful pair of books with fans of Mo Willem’s Elephant and Piggie books.

Photo courtesy of the library.

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