November 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.

World Language Storytimes
In-person world language storytimes are returning to the library! Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun in Spanish on Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. and in Japanese on Saturday, November 19, at 1 p.m. Both of these monthly storytimes are intended for children ages 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver. Be sure to check our online events calendar for additional dates in upcoming months, as well as storytimes in additional languages coming in 2023. And don’t forget the ongoing virtual storytime series Little Pandas for stories in Mandarin available on demand on the library’s YouTube channel. 

Native American Heritage Month Picture Books
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November with this selection of picture books for young children that highlight the Native American experience, Native American storytellers, and Native American history and culture. You can also join us in the Virtual Story Room as we celebrate and share books created by Native American authors and illustrators.

Annual Tree Lighting in Palmer Square
Kick off the holiday season on the Green at Palmer Square in Princeton and watch as the town lights all 32,000 lights atop the square’s 65-foot-tall Norwegian Spruce. This annual festive event will also feature traditional musical performances and a whole lot of holiday fun, including keeping an eye out for Santa. You never know where he might pop up! Friday, November 25, at 5 p.m.

Twelve Dinging Doorbells by Tameka Fryer Brown
This new picture book takes a familiar Christmas song and gives it an “every-holiday carol” twist. As a family gathers for a holiday reunion, each doorbell ding fills the house with joy and excitement. Soon the house is full of holiday hullabaloo and family members bursting from every room, doorway and window. No matter what holidays are celebrated in your home, this is a rollicking ode to family holiday reunions and so much fun to sing aloud.

Mushroom Lullaby by Kenneth Kraegel
In gentle rhyme, this spare and whimsical picture book introduces little readers to all sorts of wonderful mushrooms: ones that grow up high and ones that never stay dry, ones that grow in a park and ones that glow in the dark, and even one made just for them! Who can resist climbing up the soft mushroom stair, curling up in a plush mushroom chair, and preparing to dream sweet mushroom dreams? The lulling narration and warm illustrations of this charmingly quirky book will have drowsy young ones settling into their own comfy beds, ready to drift off to sleep.

Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash.

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