Books for children - Sept. 2

AT THE LIBRARY

"Little Blue Truck" by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry, Harcourt, 32 pages

Read aloud: age 2 to 4.

Read yourself: age 7.

Little Blue Truck might be small, but he's got a big heart! As he rolls down the road, he toots his horn to all his animal friends. Suddenly, a big yellow dump truck zooms past Little Blue Truck. The yellow dump truck shouts that he is big and important and doesn't have time for small talk.

Moments later, the boastful dump truck doesn't feel so important - he's stuck in the mud! Little Blue Truck arrives on the scene, and with a little help from his animal friends, they push the dump truck out of the mud.

Told in rhyme, young children will enjoy this colorful story of trucks, friendship, and helping others.

LIBRARIAN'S CHOICE

Library: Ledyard Public Libraries, 718 Colonel Ledyard Hwy., Ledyard

Library Director: Gail Bradbury

Children's Librarian: Nancy Brewer

Choices this week: "Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree" by Gail Gibbons; "Froggy Plays T-Ball" by Jonathan London; "Old Black Fly" by Jim Aylesworth

AT THE BOOKSTORE

"Noodle Love to Drive" written and illustrated by Nosy Crow Ltd., illustrated by Marion Billet, Nosy Crow/Candlewick, 10 pages, $8.99 board book

Read aloud: age 1 to 3.

Read yourself: age 6.

Noodle is a little panda on the go, and Noodle loves all kinds of vehicles. Noodle loves trucks that dig, trains, tricycles, cars and, of course, driving!

Join Noodle on a fun adventure of exploring the world of vehicles on the move. With fun, colorful illustrations, touch-and-feel opportunities throughout, counting five shiny racecars, objects to spot and name and more, "Noodle Love to Drive" is perfect for babies and toddlers everywhere.

"1,2,3 in the Sea" written and illustrated by Sue DiCicco, Scholastic, 2012, 12 pages, $6.99 hardcover

Read aloud: 1 to 3.

Read yourself: age 5 and 6.

Go into the sea and learn to count from 1 to 3 in this charming little book. But wait! That's just the beginning of what's in store for young readers. Meet fish, sea horses, sea turtles, whales and a surprise at the end. Adding to the fun, each double-page spread has big flaps to lift or fold out to reveal even more surprises and learning opportunities.

www.greatestbooksforkids.com

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