Randy needed glasses to see better, but he does not want to wear them. He finds ways to lose the or get them broken, but each time his mother has another pair for him to put on. She bought four extra pairs! When he thought he has done away with all four of them his . . . → Read More: Randy Kazandy Where are your Glasses?
Celebra Children's Book
This is a super story. It shows the positive side of being different, and that our uniqueness can be a good thing to share with others. It is positive and full of love and acceptance, and shows how those qualities can also have a positive effect on others.
It is a great lesson for kids. . . . → Read More: Boy with Pink Hair, The
This is a cute story about using your imagination. Many children use boxes to play with and make many this from a box. In this story a boy named Kenny has a box that becomes many different things. Even better than a new bike.
A great story about using your imagination.
Divided into 2 sections, this book on unusual pets begins with basic facts. Because there are often laws about owning unusual pets, the reader is advised to check state laws. Facts include details about preferred environments, food, and care. The second section is atypical of most animal fact books. This section is a rhyming short . . . → Read More: Tricky Tarantulas
What a fun book! James is a very picky eater – most families have one. Dad needs to get inventive to entice his son to try meals. Divided into 5 chapters, in the first, James is encouraged to eat broccoli or choose between the finest dirt, walked on by only the best chefs wearing deluxe . . . → Read More: Tales for Very Picky Eaters
My Little Library
Grumbly little Baby Bear does not want to give his parents a kiss before taking a bath before bed. Daddy gets inventive and asks if Baby Bear would like to give a giraffe kiss as he holds Baby Bear up high. Baby refuses. As he carries Baby Bear upstairs, Daddy asks if he would like . . . → Read More: Kisses for Daddy
Howard Binkow Living Trust
This fun story is a great way to help children to learn how to overcome their fears. The lessons at the back to help adults help the child work through their fears is very informative and helpful.
The pictures were fun, the story easy for a child to identify with, and very positive, even when . . . → Read More: Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Courage
Cannon, A. E.
Penguin Group, 2012
This is a fun story with interesting pictures. I like how it expresses many of the anxieties children and adults often feel when confronted with something new. It is fun to see the creative solutions illustrated in the pictures. This would be a fun book to share with children, or for them to read on . . . → Read More: Sophie’s Fish
Clarion Books, 2012
Summary: Here’s a story that seems almost impossible to believe, but yet it is a true story about an American family. The Acerra family had 16 children. Twelve were boys, just enough to field a baseball team! This was the 1930s, and times were tough, but they stuck together as a family. They had . . . → Read More: Brothers at bat: the true story of an amazing all-brother baseball team
G. P. Putnam's Sons
2013 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner
A group of funny, colorful birds will amuse children as they learn the concepts of up, down, tall, small and high. Readers are introduced to the comic antics of the birds in three separate chapters. Children will delight in the simple text and the colorful drawings. Long’s use . . . → Read More:
K, 1, 2
Primary, nonfiction book which explains the importance of Memorial Day, as celebrated by the people of the United States, to honor the people who served in the armed forces. Honored are the ones who gave their lives, and also those who currently serve. There is a suggestion to write a thank you note to people . . . → Read More: Memorial Day
PreK, K, 1, & 2, Ag Jatkowska
Picture Window Books / Capstone
AD 720 Lexile
My Little Planet
Eight little couplets for young learners to recite and enjoy about dividing used packaging for curbside pickup, donating goods to second hand stores, and using old odds and ends to make toys and crafts.
Cheery vibrantly colorful pictures of young children placing plastic bottles, cans, and paper into recycling containers create the idea that children . . . → Read More: Recycling is Fun
Penelope Arlon and Tory Gordon-Harris
Pre-K to 2
This sturdy non-fiction picture book is a wonderful introduction to puppies and kittens. The pages are thick to hold up well to the many little hands that will surely be turning them for years to come. A good introduction to these common pets, topics include early development, care, training, safety, and playing. The text is . . . → Read More: Puppies and Kittens
K - 5
Daniel Montero Galan
Cuento De Luz
I LOVED this fairytale about a princess who did not want to be a princess. She threw down her crown and ventured out to the world to be a pirate, a knight and a minstrel. This strong female character followed her dreams and succeeded in all she pursued. She thought for herself and acted with . . . → Read More: It’s a Pain to be a Princess!
K - 4
Karen Dubke and Alexander Potapov
Simple Recipes for Kids
This Halloween-themed cookbook is for especially young chefs. Featuring seven recipes, a young hostess or host could prepare a fun and delicious 5 course Halloween meal plus a spooky drink. The recipes are clearly presented with simple step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrating each step. The recipes have few ingredients but look very tasty. Some basic . . . → Read More: A Halloween Cookbook
Pre K - 2
Blue Sky Press
Manners are so important and this series does a nice job of presenting polite manners in contrast with bad ones, in various settings. This book is set at Christmastime and features common Christmas activities. The text is rhyming and comical and the illustrations are brilliantly colored and expressive. Each dinosaur is subtly label in the . . . → Read More: How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas
K - 3
Those Darn Squirrels
This series is hilarious! The unique and comical illustrations, the creative character names, the whitty and silly text all add up to a very fun read-aloud. I read both the “Darn Squirrel” books to our kindergarten students and they had a wonderful time. I would love to see more of Mr. Fookwire’s adventures with his . . . → Read More: Those Darn Squirrels Fly South
grades K, 1, 2, 3
My First Discoveries / Torchlight
Underground habitats of rabbits, moles, earthworms, beaver, cockchafers, and kingfishers are explored on 6 different dark transparent acrylic pages using a ‘magic [paper] torch’ which the young reader punches out from the back of the book. This paper torch (flashlight) may be a reason to exclude this book from a library collection, but the same . . . → Read More: Animals Underground
Claude Delafosse and Rene Mettler
Grades K, 1, 2, 3
My First Discoveries
Basic bird information including beak and feet shapes and purposes, feathers, shape and size of nests, feeding their babies, but that’s what you’d expect from a series entitled – “My First Discoveries“. Young children and adults will be fascinated with the use of 7é transparent acrylic pages that when turned reveal a different side of . . . → Read More: Birds
Claude Delafosse and James Prunier
grades K, 1, 2, 3
James Prunier and Henri Galeron
My First Discoveries
Basic dinosaur information including size, fossils, egg laying, and dying out before the dawn of man. Young children and adults will be fascinated with the use of 6 transparent acrylic pages that when turned reveal a different side of the dinosaur being discussed.
This is a new and improved version of the books Gallimard Jeunesse . . . → Read More: Dinosaurs
grades K, !, 2, 3
My First Discoveries
Basic butterfly information including body parts and life cycle, but that’s what you’d expect from a series entitled – “My First Discoveries“. Young children and adults will be fascinated with the use of 5 transparent acrylic pages that when turned reveal a different side of the butterfly being discussed. There is a craft project on . . . → Read More: Butterfly, The
Cookie is an unusual dog. Having discovered the many advantages of walking on her hind legs (looking out of the window without climbing on chairs, reaching the candy bowl…) she also gets lots of attention and treats. She is promoted by a dog trainer, joins a circus, and finally becomes a TV star. As the . . . → Read More: Cookie the Walker
Dial Books for Young Readers
Wilfred, the monster, was huge, hairy, and lonesome. One day he came to a town where everyone was bald. Only one child was brave enough to recognize a special friend in Wilfred. With winter approaching, the townspeople gave Wilfred an ultimatum – stop being big or stop being hairy. His only choice was to let . . . → Read More: Wilfred
Eye-Look Pictures Games
As a first introduction to analogies, this book teaches the concept by using photos, and giving lots of visual support for success. ”Tail is to wag…as hand is to _______” is the first example used to introduce the concept. The reader is presented with three labeled photos. Which of the pictures is related to hand . . . → Read More: Look and Compare: A Photo Analogy Game
Picture Window Books
Children can easily get separated from their family or group. This is a “self-help” book written for young children but applicable to everyone. Scenarios include a carnival, walking to school, a store, a field trip, a beach, and the woods. Each one has a “safety tip” box. A list of basic rules and procedures are . . . → Read More: What if You Get Lost?