Family Storytime: Picky!

Today we read books about picky eaters, picky dressers, and individuality!

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine is a classic and it won her the Caldecott Medal. The paper cut illustrations are wonderfully expressive (I just love how Ella’s character comes through) and the story has a great flow.

ella sarah

I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black proves that kids can do lots of things with their imaginations! While potatoes… can’t.


Little Pea was Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s first book, and she has gone on since then to be one of the best authors for kids! Jen Corace’s illustrations for it are great. This is always a hit with preschool kids who are intrigued that Little Pea hates candy so much, and they enjoy the surprise ending.

little pea

Our video today was “I Like My Hair Completely The Way It Is” from the Charlie and Lola Five DVD.

charlie and lola five

Two of our songs for today were from the Wiggleworms CD titled “Wiggleworms Love You”: If I was a Bird and Clap Your Hands. We got to jump around a lot with those songs!

Have a great weekend.

AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

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