Debbie H’s Preschool PicksDebbie Hurley
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!
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!
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.
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
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: A Tale of Colorful Mischief
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
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
A story celebrating a young African-American boy’s first trip to the barbershop.
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 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.
A clever spider is lonely and longs to become a family pet.
Momma, Where Are You From?
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.