The Reading Corner


Infant/ Toddler: Mucky Truck by Ammi-Joan Paquette (Author), Elisa Ferro (Illustrator)

Mucky Truck, a little truck gets stuck in the mud, and it’s up to his other truck friends―crane, digger, forklift, and fire engine―to help him out. When a little truck gets stuck in the mud, his other truck friends come to his aid. At the end of the day, it’s fire engine to the rescue! And the five friends celebrate by playing together in the slippy, sloshy, oh-so-mucky mud. With bouncy verse and visual drama, this read-aloud picture book will be a hit with preschoolers and fans of Little Blue Truck.




Pre-school: Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion


Harry is a white dog with black spots who absolutely, positively hates to take a bath. After a day of adventure, Harry gets so dirty that he no longer looks like a white dog with black spots. Now he looks like a black dog with white spots!


Harry the Dirty Dog has become a classic, entertaining young readers for decades. Perfect for young fans of dogs...especially ones who also don't always want a bath!




School-Age: My Mud Kitchen is Rad by Allison Bakkum, Illustrated by George Sweetland


What happens when two kids are bored on a rainy day? They suit up and go outside to play in their mud kitchen. It is in their mud kitchen that the two siblings whip up some seriously messy and muddy culinary delights. Follow along as two characters whip, stomp, stir, and blend their way into a fun afternoon in their mud kitchen.


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