Archive for the ‘Children’s Books’ Category

Narrative stories for kids: The Magician’s Elephant

The Magician’s Elephant is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended narrative stories for kids. Melissa Young of Sweet on Books explains why. “What You Need to Know:• The Magician’s Elephant is another triumph from award-winning author, Kate DiCamillo – truly a breathtaking piece of literature. • Please be sure your reader is mature enough to understand and appreciate this mulit-layered and multi-faceted…

Recommended Reading for Kids: Lily’s Crossing

Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended reading for kids. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why: This is a lovely story of growing up, and the power that friendships play in helping us cope with the problems that life presents. Set in World War II, the story follows Lily, a girl who…

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended books for children. Reading Kingdom explains why: This book, initially published in 1908, is a classic in books for children. Its four key animal characters combine to create a magical quality that is irresistible. At a child’s level, the story is about friendship and about life in an imagined world…

Dragon stories for kids: My Father’s Dragon

“My Father’s Dragon” by Ruth Stiles Gannet is one our favorite dragon stories for kids. Melissa Gaynor  from Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • Although it was written more than 50 years ago, My Father’s dragon succeeds in keeping today’s readers intrigued and involved in the story.• It is an exciting read-aloud for younger readers and…

Recommended Reading for Kids: The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh

The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended books for children. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why: The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh is a beautifully illustrated masterpiece with a more than 80 year record of delighting readers. Its “family” of delightful characters with all the strengths and weaknesses of…

The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses is a book that tackles the issues of bullying and discrimination.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • The Hundred Dresses tackles bullying and discrimination in a straightforward manner.• Although it was written more than 60 years ago, the topic is still very relevant today.• While the…