National Pig Day
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Monday, March 1st, was National Pig Day. This week we celebrate these endearing, curly-tailed animals. From stuffed animals to piggie banks, pigs aren’t just found on farms, they are part of our daily lives. You may even spot them occasionally living inside with us as wonderful pets. Let’s pick up a book in appreciation of our pig friends!
Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Book 6) by Dan Santat and Mo Willems (Disney Publishing Worldwide) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Humor, Series, ages 4-6.
Huff… Puff… Grind! The 3 Little Pigs Get Smart by Lois Wickstrom, illus. Francie Mion and Ada Konewki (Look Under Rocks) — Fiction, Picture Book, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Science, ages 4-6.
Jasmine Green Rescues: A Piglet Called Truffle by Helen Peters, illus. Ellie Snowdon (Candlewick Press) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Series, ages 7-12.
Lily to the Rescue: Two Little Piggies by W. Bruce Cameron, illus. Jennifer L. Meyer (Macmillan) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Action / Adventure, Series, ages 7-12.
Little Pig Saves the Ship by David Hyde Costello, illus. David Hyde Costello (Charlesbridge) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Action / Adventure, ages 4-6.
A Normal Pig by K-Fai Steele, illus. K-Fai Steele (HarperCollins) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Humor, ages 4-6.
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer, illus. Ian Falconer (Simon & Schuster) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Series, ages 4-6.
The Peculiar Pig by Joy Steuerwald, illus. Joy Steuerwald (Penguin Random House) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, age 4-6.
Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School by Candlewick Press (Candlewick Press) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Humor, Series, ages 4-6.
Pig and Small by Alex Latimer, illus. Alex Latimer (Peachtree Publishing Company) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, ages 4-6.
Pig Goat Banana Cricket #1: Orgle Borgle Selfie Simple-Dee-Doo! by Eric Esquivel, illus. Andreas Schuster (Papercutz) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Animals, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, ages 7-12.
Pig Kahuna: Who’s That Pig? by Jennifer Sattler (Bloomsbury) — Fiction, Picture Book, Humor, Animals, Series, ages 0-3.
The Pig War: How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Share by Emma Bland Smith, illus. Alison Jay (Astra Publishing House) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Action / Adventure, History, Animals, ages 4-6.
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Wake Up, Farm! by Johnny Lambert (DK) — Fiction, Novelty / Pop-Up, Animals, ages 0-3.
Stover by Kathy Brodsky, illus. Cameron Bennett (Helpingwords) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, ages 4-6.
Happy National Pig Day!
List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other diverse book lists on our blog and from our Inclusivity Resources list.