#commoncore Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, by Colin Stimpson. Jack and his mom run a little café, but business has dried up and they're nearly broke. When Jack comes home with an old can of baked beans in return for their last few pennies, his mother throws it out the window—and overnight it grows into a gigantic baked beanstalk! Up the beanstalk Jack has an adventure with a wealthy giant and saves the café in the process. HC 9780763655631 Ages 3-7
An adorable twist on a classic fairy tale, The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas shows both boys and girls that girls who are comfortable being themselves are so much better than silly ones who only worry about their looks. As my son put it, “They fell in love because they’re friends.” What more could you ask of a book?