Archive for the ‘Books about Nature’ Category

Kids stories with pictures: Meet Einstein

Meet Einstein by Mariela Kleiner is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended kids stories with pictures. Melissa G from Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • Meet Einstein offers a very early introduction to science. • There is information in the back of the book, geared specifically to parents. It includes some background on Einstein and a few…

The Lorax

Dr.Suess author of The Lorax brings to life a magical story of bravery and environmentalism. Melissa Y., Sweet on Books reviewer, tells us more: What You Need to Know: The Lorax is a cautionary tale; its message of conservation is possibly even more relevant today than when it was written in 1971. As with all of Seuss’s stories, The Lorax…

Ask Reading Kingdom: What are some good books to read to a 3-year-old?

Dr. Marion Blank (Founder of ReadingKingdom.com) answers: Books appear in two major forms: those that provide narrative texts (i.e., they tell a story) and those that provide expository texts (i.e., they offer information). Expository texts are critical to success in subjects such as science and social studies, but it generally takes many years before children are able to comprehend that…

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

  Kate Dicamillo in Mercy Watson to the Rescue weaves a tale of friendship and adventure, highlighting the joys and challenges of growing up. Sweet on Books author Melissa Young tells us more: What You Need to Know: • This is a hilarious series that highlights author Kate DiCamillo’s zany, dry humor. • It is also a fine example of…

Cork and Fuzz: Finders Keepers

  Cork and Fuzz explores friendship and adventure. The book is beautifully written by Dori Chaconas and illustrated by Lisa McCue. Read the review from Sweet on Books to discover more about the Finders Keepers: What You Need to Know: Cork and Fuzz are two funny friends, who have great adventures together. This is the 5th title in the series,…

Picture Books for Kids: Miss Rumphius

Classic picture books for kids like Miss Rumphius will always inspire those who read it. Melissa Young from Sweet on Books explains why it’s our recommended book of the week: What You Need to Know: • The original “green” story. Some say The Lorax (Classic Seuss) , which I also agree with, but I put Miss Rumphius first. • Miss…