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INFANT TO PRE-SCHOOL:

There's Going to be a Baby

by John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury

Candlewick Press, 2010, $16.99

When Mom announces there's going to be a baby, a young boy is full of questions. When is the baby coming? What will the baby do? Do we have to keep the baby? Soft, vivid illustrations tell the story of a young boy wrestling with the fact that there will be another child in the house. A great way to help a child make the transition to Big Brother or Big Sister when a baby is on the way.

AGES 3 to 8:

Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk

by Gerald McDermott

Puffin Books, 1992, $5.99

The O'Tooles had a hard life; no work and "not a penny or potato between them." Even the house mice were skinny. But Tim O'Toole's luck changed one day when he found the "wee folk." Children will enjoy this Irish tale of luck, treasure, trust and the wee folk.

Miles to Go

by Jamie Harper

Candlewick Press, 2010, $12.99

Miles' trip to preschool is filled with fun and adventure as he greets neighborhood dogs, navigates around puddles and crosses the road (with Mom's help), but he loves to zig and zag past his brother and sister. Energetic illustrations will appeal to junior car enthusiasts and kids who love things that go.

e book that helps kids investigate most aspects of weather. Interesting weather tidbits like the fact that clouds can be made from drops of water or ice crystals and can glow at sunset and that the sky looks blue on a clear day because of the way the sunlight shines through Earth's atmosphere. Weather-related activities at the end of the book have kids experiencing weather first-hand by making a kite, creating color and making light dance.

e book that helps kids investigate most aspects of weather. Interesting weather tidbits like the fact that clouds can be made from drops of water or ice crystals and can glow at sunset and that the sky looks blue on a clear day because of the way the sunlight shines through Earth's atmosphere. Weather-related activities at the end of the book have kids experiencing weather first-hand by making a kite, creating color and making light dance.

When I Grow Up

by Al Yankovic

Harper, 2011, $17.99

"Weird Al" tickles the funny bones of young readers in this book about unlimited potential. From dreams of being a chef preparing "haute cuisine" to a snail trainer, young Billy opens the eyes of his fellow classmates to some unique career possibilities.

Pages in Tyme: The River's Journey

by Kirk C. Gallenkamp

Xulon Press, 2009, $15.00

When the Montgomery children walked into the old book store, Pages in Tyme…Books for the Young and Young at Heart, they had no idea how much their lives would be changed by a dusty old book. The River's Journey Volume One would be the catalyst to bringing the family closer as they spent time together reading about young Kevin, his parents and a beautiful pond. The author, Kirk Gallenkamp, is a Bakersfield resident.

AND FOR MOMMY...

I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother

by Allison Pearson

Knopf Doubleday, 2003, $13.95

Kate is a typical working mom on the roller-coaster ride of modern motherhood with its ups and downs of a life filled with Legos, diapers, and corporate reports. The opening scene of Kate working at 1 A.M. hitting store-bought pies with a rolling pin so that they can pass for home-made at her daughter's school sets the hilarious tone of this delightfully funny novel. But how long will Kate be able to keep up the pace of juggling sleepless nights, cutthroat colleagues, and a nanny who texts Kate in the middle of a meeting that she may have lice?

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