Book Recommendations for Children
Hurry, Kate, or You'll Be Late!A young girl stops to call out all the sights and sounds on her morning trip to pre-school, but that’s not what makes her late—it is her dad’s goodbye hug.
Kate was late for preschool, but not for the reasons you might expect. It wasn’t because her daddy brushed her hair into poofs, or because they slowed to say hello to neighbors on the way to the bus stop. It wasn’t even because she had to wave to all the trucks, cars, and street cleaners on the road. No, Kate was late because just after they arrived at school, her daddy swooped in to give her a great big goodbye hug that lasted a very long time.
Janice N. Harrington is the Ezra Jack Keats Award winning author of Going North. With Hurry Kate or You’ll be Late, she has teamed up with illustrator Tiffany Rose to create a delightful picture book about a vehicle obsessed girl and her very patient father.
Lawrence in the FallWhen Lawrence Fox's teacher announces that students will be presenting their collections at show-and-tell, Lawrence realizes he doesn't have anything to share.
Luckily, Papa knows just what to do to help! Together, they venture into the woods. Lawrence is scared at first, but as he grows comfortable in the forest, he starts to recognize its magic, and how beautiful and unique each tree and leaf is, allowing him to gather a splendid, one-of-a-kind collection of his own!
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow Book, Children S Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning)A Reading Rainbow Book! Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson as one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend.
"An impressive picture story book about friendship, judgment, and bullying."--Ripple Kindness Project
It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily, Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy!
In this funny yet endearing children's book, filled with charming illustrations, kids learn about dealing with conflict as well as the difficulties, and ultimate rewards, of making new friends.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING BOOKS: Enemy Pie is a wonderful addition to books like The Invisible Boy, The Name Jar, and The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be that teach important lessons on kindness, empathy, respect, and friendship.
TEACHERS PICK BOOK LIST: Ideal as a read aloud book for elementary schools, and featured on LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow, this book is recommended by experts for children who are reading independently and transitioning to longer books.
POPULAR CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR: Created by Derek Munson who has directly shared his children's stories with over 100,000 kids across the globe.
- Parents, teachers, and kids who love Reading Rainbow books
- Independent readers in grades 3 - 5
- Kids experiencing bullying or conflicts with friends
- Readers of books like We Don't Eat Our Classmates, The Choices I Make, and Those Shoes
Disney Princess The Essential Guide, New EditionGet to know the Disney Princesses as you relive special moments from your favorite films.
Prepare to be inspired!
Experience the magic of Disney with this fully updated guide to the best-loved fairy-tale princesses of all time. The beautiful cover with silver foil adds extra sparkle and makes this book the perfect gift for fans of Disney's much-loved Princess movies.
See inside Aurora's secret forest hideaway. Find out just how long Rapunzel's hair is. Discover the secret identity of Moana's most dangerous foe.
Enter the magical worlds of Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida and Moana and find out everything you ever wanted to know about the lives, loyal friends and fiercest enemies of your favourite Disney Princesses.
Bad News for OutlawsRecounts the life story of U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves, a black man born into slavery who became the most successful lawman of the Wild West, bringing thousands of fugitives to justice through fear, cunning and respect despite an atmosphere of prejudice.
The Language of Angels
2018 Sydney Taylor Book Award
2017 National Jewish Book Award
In 1885, few Jews in Israel used the holy language of their ancestors, and Hebrew was in danger of being lost—until Ben Zion and his father got involved. Through the help of his father and a community of children, Ben modernized the ancient language, creating a lexicon of new, modern words to bring Hebrew back into common usage. Historically influenced dialogue, engaging characters, and colorful art offer a linguistic journey about how language develops and how one person's perseverance can make a real difference.
Influenced by illuminated manuscripts, Karla Gudeon’s illustrations bring Ben Zion—and the rebirth of Hebrew—to life.
A compelling emotional journey — Publisher's Weekly
A lively introduction to the work of a Hebrew language scholar and lover—and his family — Kirkus Reviews
A perfect resource for religious school collections and public library language shelves — Booklist
Hebrew teachers and students in Jewish schools will welcome this gorgeous new picture book about how the language developed and the impact of one person's perseverance on an entire people — School Library Journal
Miss Pell Would Never Misspell and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing How to Spell and Use Wily Words
In a series designed to entertain while helping kids in grades four through six memorize the facts they need to know for success in school, Brian P. Cleary has come up with a whole book of tips for how to tackle the spelling of tricky words and word usage that is bursting with mnemonic devices, poems, songs and much more.
How did language come to be? Why can we speak, while cats and dogs can't? When, how, and where did our 7,000 world languages come from? Isabella looks at languages-- spoken, written and signed-- to find out where they came from and how they're changing.
Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea
Piggy has returned, and his newest plot is his most diabolical yet. WHAT other new villains are on the horizon? WHERE are they all coming from? And WHO will step forward to save the city when scoundrels sabotage our Supa Buddies?
The Hospital Book
Going to the hospital can be strange and scary, but this book will comfort and reassure even the youngest patient.
When a little girl develops a bad stomach ache, it’s time to go to the hospital. We follow her experience from arrival through diagnosis, anesthesia, and recovery
Lisa Brown is a graphic novelist as well as a picture book creator whose talents inform the design of this book chock full of speech bubbles that will delight kids and parents alike. This is a funny, accessible, and above all comforting tale of a very scary experience in the life of any child.
With illustrations brimming with action reminiscent of Richard Scarry, Lisa Brown once again creates a story full of humor and empathy that will delight and comfort most any kid fearful about a hospital visit. Fans of her hugely successful The Airport Book will instantly recognize the girl and her family.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
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