Celebrate National Doughnut Day!

Here on OOM we’re celebrating one of our favorite holidays—National Doughnut Day! Held on the first Friday in June each year, the day was originally established to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. We’re taking time today to eat some delicious doughnuts and reading some sweet books. Check out the list below!

The End (Almost) (Ages 3–5) by Jim Benton: When Donut the bear is told his story is over and he has to leave, he donut want to do it. After all, he hasn't had a chance to have any fun! Will Donut's sneaky schemes and elaborate disguises be enough to keep his story from ending?

Please, Mr. Panda (Ages 3–5) by Steve Antony: Patiently and politely, Mr. Panda asks the animals he comes across if they would like a doughnut. A penguin, a skunk, and a whale all say yes, but they do not remember to say "please" and "thank you." Is anyone worthy of Mr. Panda's doughnuts?

Jampires (Ages 3–5) by Sarah McIntyre, David O'Connell: The jam has been sucked out of Sam's doughnuts! Who are the culprits? Sam sets a trap to catch the jam thieves and gets a surprise! It's the Jampires: friendly little creatures whose love of jam and sweet things gets them into trouble! They fly off with Sam to their magical land sitting in the clouds, where doughnuts grow on trees, jam tarts sprout like flowers, and castles are made of jammy sponge cake.

Donut Go Breaking My Heart: A Wish Novel (Ages 9–12) by Suzanne Nelson: Sheyda loves helping out in the kitchen of Doughlicious, the donut shop run by her best friend's family. Then lights, camera . . . surprise! Tween heartthrob Cabe Sadler is filming his next movie in Doughlicious! Sheyda's outgoing BFF, Kiri, is sure this will lead to stardom, and perhaps a date with Cabe. But somehow it's Sheyda who gets picked for a small role in the film. Can Sheyda overcome her stage fright, get to know the real Cabe, and find her own kind of stardom?