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Debbie H’s Preschool Picks

Citrus Picks are hand-picked and curated book suggestions from our amazing team of library staff members. Scroll through this list to read about each selection. If you’re interested in checking out any of the books or items listed below, simply click on the cover to place through our online catalog. Happy reading!



Tomie DePaula

While observing the busy world around them, two children and their grandfather take a moment to appreciate being quiet and still.

It's not my fault!

It's Not My Fault!

Jory John

A boy steadfastly blames everything from messy homework to a dirty face on inanimate objects until they visit his dreams, reminding him that he must take responsibility for his mistakes.

scribble stones

Scribble Stones

Diane Alber

This story starts off with a little stone who thinks he will be become something amazing but then soon realizes he had become a dull paper weight. He’s on a mission to become something greater and in the process meets scribble and splatter and they all come up a creative way to bring joy to thousands of people.

A big mooncake for little star

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

Grace Lin

Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cake and, despite Mama’s request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

Magpie magic

Magpie Magic: A Tale of Colorful Mischief

April Wilson

A wordless picture book that depicts a young artist who draws a picture of a magpie which then comes to life and interacts with a series of colorful drawings.

Bippity bop barbershop

Bippity Bop Barbershop

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

A story celebrating a young African-American boy’s first trip to the barbershop.

Not me!

Not Me!

Nicola Killen

Not one member of a group of friends admits to having made a big mess, or offers to pitch in to clean it up.

Sylvia's spinach

Sylvia's Spinach

Katherine Pryor

Sylvia Spivens refuses to eat spinach, but when the teacher gives her a package of spinach seeds for the class garden, she has no choice but to plant and nurture them.

aaaarrgghh! Spider!

Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

Lydia Monks

A clever spider is lonely and longs to become a family pet.

Momma, where are you from?

Momma, Where Are You From?

Marie Bradby

Momma describes the special people and surroundings of her childhood, in a place where the edge of town met the countryside, in a time when all the children at school were brown.

Debbie Hurley
Youth Services Librarian

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