"Mom's" the Word for Great Reads in May
Bedtime for Mommy
by Any Krouse Rosenthal
Bloomsbury, 2010, $16.99. Ages 3 to 6.
The tables are turned in this playful tale as Mommy is the one asking for bath toys, water, and just one more story.
by Jean Reidy
Bloomsbury, 2010, $11.99. Ages 3 to 6.
Fashionable toddlers will love this hip new book about the little fashionista who refuses to wear a single outfit in her closet. "Too tickly!" "Too prickly!" "Too puckery!" "Too purpley!" are her cries as her parents are trying to dress her so they can rush out the door.
Mommy is a Soft, Warm Kiss
by Rhonda Gowler Greene
Walker, 2010, $14.99. Ages 3 to 6.
Making sandcastles at the beach, reading together, rocking in a chair; every season brings special days to celebrate with Mommy. This endearing celebration of mothers comes complete with a greeting card.
Did My Mother Do That?
by Sharon Holt
Candlewick Press, US Edition, 2010, $15.99. Ages 3 to 6.
"What if I were a baby shark? What if I were a kitten?" Fanciful drawings illustrate the lyrical text showing the depth of love between Mommies, Daddies and children of all species.
Princesses are Not Perfect
by Kate Lum
Bloomsbury, 2010, $16.99. Ages 5 to 8.
Princessess Allie, Mellie and Libby each have a special talent. Allie bakes, Mellie can grow just about anything, and Libby is a master builder. But the princesses are tired of being good at just one thing. Readers will get a kick out of the disaster that follows as the princesses learn that it's OK not to be good at everything.
CREAK! Said the Bed
by Phyllis Root
Candlewick Press, 2010, $15.99. Ages 5 to 8.
A scary, stormy night brings not only Evie, Ivy, and Mo to Mommy and Daddy's bed. And while Mama's eyes flew open at every squeak of the door, it wasn't until frightened Fred's (the family dog) leap that made the bed go creak! that Papa woke up. Kooky illustrations pep up this silly story.
Remembering Mrs. Rossi
by Amy Hest
Candlewick Press, paperback reprint, April, 2010, $6.99. Ages 8 to 12.
Eight-year-old Annie Rossi misses her mother so much. When she died suddenly, she left not only Annie and her father, Professor Rossi, but a class full of students who loved her. Tenderness with a touch of humor give readers insight into the struggles of a father and young daughter as they deal with a tragic loss and forge ahead together.
AND ONLY FOR MOMMY...
Sullivan's Island: A Low Country Tale
by Dorothea Benton Frank
Jove Books, 2000, $7.99.
Susan Hamilton Hayes had it all; a lovely daughter, handsome husband, career, good head on her shoulders, beautiful home. But when she walked in her beautiful home to find her husband in a compromising position, and her once darling daughter turned into a sullen teenager, it took all the Southern sass and class she could muster to pull herself together. Thank goodness she had her sister, Maggie, and their family's beachfront house to help her lick her wounds…