Toys Come Home by Emily Jenkins

This is one of my favorite books of 2011.  Toys Come Home is the prequel to the Toys series, and explains how Lumpy, StingRay, and Plastic came to live in the house.  All ages will love this heart-warming (and sometimes heart-breaking) story of 3 toys.  In the notes at the end, the author admits to finding inspiration in the “Nom nom nom”  video.   – Reviewed by Jane 

 A great read aloud for ages 5 and up.