Perfect for: Kids who like fantasy stories. Perfect for: Kids who like realism. With wonderful illustrations accompanying the hilarious text, Ladybug Girl is one of my favorite picture books. Perfect for: Kids who like history. This is an exciting, rollicking story for readers who love adventure.
Tiger Turcotte is nervous about taking a standardized test. Milne by Lynne Reid Banks by Kate DiCamillo by Henry Winterfeld by Eleanor Estes by E. Find at your local library. Lola Levine encounters her share of everyday kid challenges and navigates them with grace and spunk. Find at your local library. Your child will enjoy finding out about their escapades in five short chapters as the amphibious duo bake cookies, test their bravery and plant a garden together.
Children cannot get enough of the adventures of Jack and Annie, as they travel back in time in their tree house. In the end Ira decides for himself, and learns he made the right choice. May prompt discussion about weather. Find at your local library. Here, the world of building becomes even more up close and personal for one young boy and his construction worker father. This inspirational story follows Clemente from humble beginnings his first baseball glove was made from a coffee-bean sack to World Series fame in the major leagues to his legacy as a role model for aspiring baseball players and as a hero to the people of Puerto Rico for his humanitarian work.
Perfect for: Kids who like art. The Sorcerer hopes the poor shriveled man living among bees will make something better of his life next time. Perfect for: Kids who like realism. Perfect for: Kids who like to play games. Perfect for: Kids who like humor stories. They travel all over the city until they find a quaint little island on the Charles River. Perfect for: Kids who like realism.
Or stop a bank robber or even a dognapper. Perfect for: Kids who like holiday. Of course, no school story would be complete without a class bully. With the support of her auntie, a fairytale book and a kind classmate, Sarie develops the confidence she needs. Although older children and adults will certainly notice that several of the characters in the book wear yellow armbands with a Star of David, and that Brundibar, with his bristly, cropped mustache, bears a strong resemblance to Hitler, the historical context is not necessary to an appreciation of the story. There are some references to violence: a slave is killed, a silhouette of the capture of a runaway, news images from protest marches.
Watch your child smile and laugh with delight with this historic award-winner. Her latest adventure leads her on an adventure to save the tooth fairy. Find at your local library. Perfect for: Kids who like historical fiction. His laugh-aloud poems are rude, disrespectful, annoying and perceptive. Find at your local library. Perfect for: Kids who like science and nature.
Here, her signature poetic and precise language chronicles the brief moment when a child walks a dog past a pond. Find at your local library. Find at your local library. Find at your local library. In fact, she is the star hockey player on the peewee hockey team. Whenever she is not doing chores for her family, she uses leftover paints, feathers and goat hair to create new works of art. Find at your local library.
Mallard teaches them how to swim, dive and walk in a straight row through the busy city streets. Find at your local library. What would it be like to have traveled to America on board the Mayflower? Based on an account documenting a true incident in Norwegian history, this book tells the story of the Birkebeiners, a group of brave warriors in 1264, who race to protect a baby, Prince Hakon, the future King of Norway, from his enemies, the Baglers. However, he soon finds out you can certainly have too much of anything, even chocolate. This early chapter book series starter adds to the small-but-growing list of kid lit titles starring contemporary Muslim Americans.
Wearing colorful, creative costumes daily, Gooney Bird soon becomes the brightest — in every sense of the word — star of second grade. The yellow haze of unrelenting heat steams off every page of this beautifully water-colored story of leggy little girls waiting for rain. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, Marja learns about self-reliance. Find at your local library. Read to find out if Nate gets any Valentines of his own. Find at your local library. This book introduces the concept of a diary in a fun way.