Posts Tagged ‘books for young children’

Recommended Family Book for Kids: Annie and Simon

Annie and Simon by Catharine O’Neill is a family book for kids we definitely think is worth the read. Melissa Young from Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • This is a sweet, innocent little learn to read book. • The chapters are mini-short stories, not a continuous storyline, so you can read in any order…

Great Book for Kids: If You Sailed On The Mayflower in 1620

If you sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, you would have plenty of stories to tell.  Since that seems highly unlikely, however, Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books is here to explain what life for the pilgrims was like in this great book for kids by Ann McGovern: What You Need to Know: • This book introduces the reader to…

Why Kids Should Choose Their Own Books to Read in School

Does a child require supervision to choose their own books to read in school? Some say yes, while others say no.   Joanne Yatvin weighs in at the Washington Post: At one time many public schools gave students time to read books of their own choosing, an activity based on the common-sense theory that kids will read what interests them, and…

Recommended Books for Kids: Grandpa Green

Stories like Grandpa Green by Lane Smith are great books for kids.  Melissa Young from Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • Grandpa Green is a stunning work of art and a beautiful study of family and love. • This story will resonate with anyone whose family has begun to age: and isn’t that all of…

Children’s Books to Read: Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

Children’s books like Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten by Audrey Vernick are fun to read with kids preparing to enter Kindergarten. Melissa Young from Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • This is a simply delightful book about individuality. • This would make a terrific first day of school book, but it would be a…

Books to Read: The Cool Crazy Crickets Club

The Cool Crazy Crickets Club by David Elliott is on our list of recommended children’s books to read this week. Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • This story of cooperation and friendship is a great introduction to chapter books. • Reprinted in 2010, it was first published in 2000. • Look for…