If you grew up being able to recite The Cat in the Hat or begging your parents to make you Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast, today is your lucky day. A collection of short stories called The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Random House), by Dr. Seuss, hits bookstore shelves today. Back in the early '50s, the seven included stories were published in magazines but have rarely been seen since.
After you have introduced your kids to the master of rhymes (and read the stories yourself), give them the gift of Everything On It (HarperCollins) by Shel Silverstein (A Light in the Attic, The Giving Tree). This collection of poems were never published during the author's lifetime and is available in bookstores now.
Rounding out a trifecta of new children's literature from well-known and time-tested authors this month is a Bumble-Ardy (HarperCollins), by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are). Bumble-Ardy, a touching story of a pig who throws himself a party, was released earlier this month.