Stories for chilly nights

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Ten Tiny Babies

By Karen Katz

Karen Katz is back with more counting fun. This time a diverse cast of babies counts through the events of a typical baby's day. Starting with running and ending with bedtime, this book is great for bedtime sharing. Ages birth to 3.

Thump, Quack, Moo

By Doreen Cronin

From he creators of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type . Duck is busy thwarting the farmer's plans to make a corn maze. Children will enjoy guessing exactly what duck is up to. Ages 4-8.

Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie

By Norton Juster, illustrated by Chris Raschka

From the team who created the Caldecott-winning The Hello Goodbye Window, Nanna and Poppy can't tell whether they'll get a visit from Sourpuss or Sweetie Pie when their granddaughter visits. This is a comforting story about unconditional love. Ages 4-8.

There's a Wolf at the Door: Five Classic Tales

By Zo B. Alley

Wolf takes center stage in this series of retellings. The Three Little Pigs, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and more are told in comic book format. Ages 5-9.

Toy Dance Party

By Emily Jenkins

In this sequel to Toys Go Out , Lumphy the buffalo, StingRay and Plastic have new adventures as they encounter a fearsome shark, enjoy a dance party, and deal with rejection by The Girl, who is growing up. These short stories make for excellent bedtime reading. Ages 6-10.

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

Part reality TV show, part battle to the death, The Hunger Games are fought annually by the people of Panem. Sixteen-year-old Katniss is chosen to be one of the 24 competitors. Her expertise as a hunter in her native District 12 makes her a contender to win, but will romance get in the way? Teen.

Tumblebooks offers online versions of familiar picture books. Children can read along with an audio recording, or read the stories on their own. Available at, click on the Read It link and look for Tumblebooks.

Reviews written by Kristin Anderson, Team Leader Northern Lights Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library