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What a Concept!
Fall is a great time for learning, and the playful and inviting concept books on our Alphabet, Counting, and Colors and more book lists will delight even the youngest learners.
     Cover Art: Let's Count Goats!

Fingerplays & Songs
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Hold up fingers while counting

One, two, buckle my shoe.
Three, four, open the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.
Seven, eight, lay them straight.
Nine, ten, do it again!

Cover Art: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

Five Little Pigs

Five little pigs, rolled in the mud,
(Hold up five fingers,
then roll hands together)

Squishy, squashy, felt so good.
The farmer took one pig out,
(Hold up one finger.)
"Oink, Oink, Oink" that pig did shout!
(Repeat until zero pigs.)
No little pigs rolled in the mud,
(Hold out empty hands.)
They all looked so clean and good.
The farmer turned his back and then,
Five little pigs jumped in again!
(Hold up five fingers.)

Cover Art: The Smiley Book of Colors The Smiley Book of Colors
Smiley faces can be seen in these colorful photographs of many common objects.
Cover Art: Z is for Moose Z is for Moose
Moose, terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together, then awfully disappointed when his letter passes, behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him.

New Books

Saving Yasha


Awesome Autumn

Dinosaur Countdown

more New Picture Books

Storytimes at your Library
Many storytimes require registration and fill up early. Registration is available online, by phone and in person.
  • Baby Storytime - for children birth to 24 months.
    Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books and music.
  • Toddler Storytime - for children ages 2 and 3.
    Nurture a love of books. Learn letters, sounds, and new words.
  • Preschool Storytime - for children ages 4 to 6.
    Enjoy stories together and build language skills.
  • Family Storytime - for children 2 years old and up.
    Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement with your children.
  • World Language Storytime - for children 2 years old and up.
    Experience the world in other languages.
see all Storytimes at Hennepin County Library

see all events at Hennepin County Library

Amy Amy, Birth to Six Librarian
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