A storm arrives on the pastoral landscape of “Together We Grow” ushering in a sticky situation for farm animals in a gorgeous book in verse by Susan Vaught. This hardcover picture book, with its spare words and expressive illustrations, is the June Baby Buzz Pick.
A little girl waits for her big brother to get off the school bus, giving her plenty to look forward to. The child is front and center in the March Baby Buzz Pick, “When My Brother Gets Home,” by bestselling author/illustrator Tom Lichtenheld.
The barnyard gets its fair share of cute with “Five Fuzzy Chicks,” the February Baby Buzz Pick. It’s the most recent book chosen in “The Missourian’s” ongoing Baby Buzz program in which a book for little ones birth to age 5 is suggested in the second weekend issue of the newspaper.
Certain items carry deep meaning—a lace tablecloth that’s Aunt Betty’s, a teapot from Nana’s china cabinet, or a stamp collection passed down by Uncle Harry. “Around the Table That Grandad Built,” by Melanie Heuiser Hill, focuses on a cherished, handmade piece of furniture.
Children love visiting their local fire station. Oh, the excitement of seeing a ladder truck and shaking the hand of a firefighter outfitted in full gear. That adventure comes to the page in “At the Firehouse,” the May Baby Buzz Pick — the newest book in the Tinyville Town series by Brian Bi…
Help little ones grow familiar with common items found in various rooms of a home using “House: First Words Board Books: 5 Books Inside,” illustrated by Michael Slack. This ingenious book has been chosen as the October Baby Buzz Pick.
Contact Dawn Kitchell, Educational Services Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the Missourian In Education and Record In Education youth readership programs.