Perfect pairs preschool storytime

Stories about perfect pairs — extraordinary friends and finding the perfect match.


The Skunk The Skunk by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Patrick McDonnell:  A man is followed by a skunk all day until the tables turn.


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat:  An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable–he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.


25663943 Be a Friend by Salina Yoon: “Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree… But being a mime can belonely. It isn’t until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship–and how special he truly is!



pair the sports equipment

Match the sports the equipment to make the perfect pair!


Draw & Tell


“Tiki and Buko” by Richard Thompson:  Tiki’s fondest wish was to be a train drive. Buko’s fondest wish was to be able to see just a bit better–so he didn’t keep running into rocks and trees.  And it is because of those two wishes that you will always see Tiki and Buko together today.




“George and Marco sound it out” from Curious George: A Bike Ride Adventure.  George helps his favorite band, Lobos de Plata, find a new place to play after the bandstand in Endless Park is taken down.


Preschool storytime 3/5/2016, Pasadena Central Library

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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