May top 5 for under 5

Check out this month’s recommendations for upcoming events at the library and around town, and new picture books for children ages five years old and younger and their families, curated by the Youth Services department. 

Storytime With Airlie Anderson

To celebrate Children’s Book Week, award-winning author/illustrator Airlie Anderson will read from her picture books Momo and Snap Are Not FriendsCat’s Colors, and Neither. After storytime, make a simple puppet with construction paper, craft sticks, and markers. Book signing and sale to follow. Thursday, May 2, 10 a.m., Story Room.

Sustainable Princeton’s GreenFest

On Saturday, May 11, Sustainable Princeton will host the inaugural GreenFest at Princeton Shopping Center from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will include engaging entertainment and education on living a more sustainable lifestyle. The library will be there as one of 30+ sustainably-minded businesses and organizations taking part in the day’s activities.

B Is For Baby by Atinuke

This playful new book from author/illustrator team, Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank, who gave us Baby Goes to Marketis irresistible. Set in West Africa, Baby’s day is full of things that begin with the letter B as she goes on an adventure in a banana basket with her brother to see Baba. This book exemplifies why reading aloud to young children exposes them to rich language and vocabulary.

Who Has Wiggle Waggle Toes? by Vicky Shiefman

Children are invited to move their bodies in this interactive, call-and-response story. Perfect for getting out the wiggles!

Good Boy by Sergio Ruzzier

This is the story of a boy and his dog. Or is it a dog and his boy? Garnering several starred reviews, this new book by acclaimed author/illustrator Sergio Ruzzier is funny and surprising. Its simple text is perfect for beginner readers.

Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash

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