Our blog this week was about kids wanting to read the same books over and over. Although they will select the books that they like the best, one or our recommendations just might become their favorite.
The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant is for kids in grades K – 3. “How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive–like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman won’t name it, because it might not outlive her. Tender watercolors capture the charm of this heartwarming story of an old woman who doesn’t know she’s lonely until she meets a plucky puppy who needs a name–and someone to love.” Review from Amazon.
Ten Little Monkeys: Jumping on the Bed (Classic Books With Holes) by Annie Kubler is for the younger kids. “All children love this traditional rhyme and singing along will help to develop number skills. Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child. Available in three formats, suitable for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the nursery or classroom.” Review from Amazon.
The Elves and the Shoemaker by Jacob Grimm for kids in preschool through grade 2. “Here is the classic tale of elfin magic, loved by generations of children and made new by an artist of international acclaim. Jim LaMarche’s stunning paintings, reminiscent of his earlier work in The Rainbabies, are the perfect complement to this favorite Grimm fairy tale.” Review from Amazon.