Last month, I shared that Northwest AEA makes a concerted effort to purchase award-winning PK-12 books and to purchase new books throughout the school year. Our lending library has much more than just PK-12 books, however. Included in that grouping of much more resources are the plush kits that are available for checkout. Many of the plush kits include multiple copies of books, as well as accompanying audio. If you’d like to see a complete listing of the available multimedia plush kits, you can do so by clicking on this link. Below, you’ll find just a few of the available resources highlighted. If you have questions about checking out these items or any item from our lending library, please feel free to contact us.

  • Sloth Slept On by by Frann Preston-Gannon: “When three children find a mysterious creature sleeping in a tree in their backyard, they search through books and use their imagination to find out what it is”---OCLC.
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff: Relates a cycle of requests a mouse might make after you give him a cookie. Takes the readers through a young child’s day.
  • Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale: Clark the Shark zooms through schools with a boom and a crash and a zing. But sometimes his enthusiasm is too much for this friends. With the help of the teacher, Clark figures out a way to stay cool in school and still have fun.
  • Do Unto Otters (A Book About Manners) by Laurie Keller: Highlights how to be a good neighbor, in the fictional story about Mr. Rabbit and his new neighbors, otters.
  • How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills: Rocket loves to play. He loves to chase leaves and chew sticks until one day he meets a little yellow bird who is determined to teach him how to read. At first Rocket is reluctant, but curiosity wins over and soon he’s an eager student, learning the alphabet and sounding out words.
  • Little Critter Collection by Mercer Mayer: Contains thirteen of the classic stories by Mercer Mayer.
  • Monster Musical Chairs: As six monsters play a wild game of musical chairs, readers learn to subtract--one chair at a time.