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A Shark in the Park -- a wonderful book for young children with an important lesson about fighting your fears. By Matthew G. I like how Mark Watson uses rhyme to tell this story; this is one of my very favorite methods of writing for young children. The vocabularies of young kids will also be enhanced as they turn the pages and read the story. I should add that the illustrations by Pablo Michau are absolutely excellent; they enhance the book quite a bit!
Nervously he hesitates. I can only imagine what it must have been like for Michael to tell his teacher in school that his homework was eaten by a shark in a park! I only wish I had such wonderful books when I was a kid! Please, Mark and Pablo, give us more of your superlative books for young children! After their first collaboration the two men have committed to working exclusively on children's book.
We, the readers, are the winners. Their shared sense of creativity and sensitivity as well as a natural sense of what will entertain a child and provide some important character building blocks is not only evident here- it shines! How can this be? These terrible beasts live in the sea. Michael jumps n a roundabout to escape the advancing shark, but the shark undermines him and surfaces, tossing Michael and his schoolbag in the air and chomping Michael's homework materials in this vicious teeth.
Michael runs after the departing school bus and the shark sinks out of sight. Daily Michael battles the shark in the park until one night, armed with his dad's helmet and fishing pole he casts for the shark, and reels him out of the ground and into his gold fish bowl.
Bobbing around on the mantelpiece between some books and a picture frame. This is pure delight on every level - the rhyming verse is sophisticated in style yet accessible to children, the story is fun to read, and the illustrations more than enhance the story - they complete it. Mark and Pablo have a very strong career in store. More please!
Terrifying, funny, thrilling! This new, beautifully illustrated children's shark book is available in paperback and digital versions. The perfect rhyming story for a snowy day. Find Snowmen at Night at your local library. Snow Music is a great read-aloud for a snowy afternoon. Find Snow Music at your local library.
Find The Snowy Day at your local library. No one illustrates the cozy comforts of winter better than Jan Brett. This is a book to be read and discovered again and again. Find The Three Snow Bears at your local library. Arthur is a mild, art-loving guard dog at the Dogopolis Museum of Art. He spends evenings reading quietly in his little apartment on West 17th Street … unless the moon is full. Find Art Dog at your local library.
Cornelius P. Mud takes care of bedtime rituals in a very unusual way, by feeding cookies to his fish and putting his toys in the refrigerator. Find Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? One afternoon, during a town fair, a group of mischievous babies crawls away from their families. It is up to one little boy to save the day.
Rhyming verse, accompanied by eye-catching black silhouette illustrations, draws the reader into this hilarious caper.
Help your emerging reader make progress over the summer break with highly amusing and fun books like this one. A cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly. Audrey Wood has created a hilarious read aloud. Children of all ages can relate to the fact that King Bidgood is having so much fun in his bathtub that he does not want to get out! Yet, who will run the kingdom?
On the way to school, the dot for the lowercase i disappears.
Throughout the story, the author cleverly weaves information about the alphabet letters — their order, their correct positions, and their sounds. The lively illustrations call attention to both upper- and lowercase letters. Find Alphabet Adventure at your local library. Trixie and her inseparable Knuffle Bunny accompany Daddy to their neighborhood laundromat to do the family wash.
Books that encourage a child to interact with the text are the perfect way to foster a love of reading. In Monkey and Me, a little girl and her toy monkey love to imitate animals. The book employs a rhyming refrain and charming illustrations that encourage the reader to play along. Start by reading Monkey and Me together and be amazed when you see your child reading it alone again and again. Find Monkey and Me at your local library.
Are you looking for a hilarious alphabet book chock full of the antics of 26 monkeys? Find out what happens when a family of monkeys is left home alone. If you think they act like typical siblings, you are right. Will Mom and Dad come home to their chimps, tucked away in bed, or will the mischievous monkeys make a mess instead? Find Naughty Little Monkeys at your local library.
Starting with page one and steaming right on through the entire tale to the last delicious delightful sentence, DeFelice has the structure and rhythm of folkloric language down pat. Find One Potato, Two Potato at your local library. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, things just turn out the opposite of what you intended: milk gets spilled, paint projects get messy and teachers get angry. This is the kind of day that Nate is having.
But all is not what it seems. Find The Opposite at your local library. They want to wear wild and colorful boots and fuzzy slippers — or nothing at all! They want to wade in pond water, tap dance and discover puddles. A fun book for young children at that age where sitting still is a real effort.
Knopf, 40 pages. Great, active illustrations help support the funny narrative. One of my favorite parts is when Walter talks about how much he helps out around the house when he is actually making a big mess and frustrating his owners. Readers will chuckle over the thin sheep, the wide sheep, the swing sheep and the slide sheep; the car sheep, the train sheep, the sun sheep and the rain sheep as they search for the elusive green sheep. Simple illustrations and perfect predictable text combine to make an ideal bedtime story with the requisite snuggly ending.
Along with entertaining information about backhoe work comes onomatopoeia, alliteration and even some counting. This photo essay tells the true story of Tatqiq and Kalluk, a pair of 3-month-old orphaned polar bears, who were found in Alaska and brought to the San Diego Zoo to be raised. Engaging photos follow the cubs from their initial quarantine to their eventual introduction to their outdoor habitat and delighted zoo visitors. The author provides two sets of text, one consisting of simple sentences in large type for beginning readers and another in smaller type for older readers providing more extensive technical information.
Join David and his friend Georgie as they learn karate. Photographs take you through each part of their class, from warm-up to sparring. In the end, they finally pass the test and earn their green belts. Find Karate Boy at your local library. A simple rhyming, repetitive text accompanies this collection of reproductions of 16 works by famous painters.
No one saw fish like Paul Klee. This book would be a great read before a first trip to the art museum. The combination of colorful photographs and concise yet simple language makes it easy for younger children to grasp. Find Eleanor Roosevelt at your local library.
The illustrations will help children familiarize themselves with new words. The question-and-answer format breaks history up into fascinating bite-size chunks. A great photo dictionary of everyday things that come from the United States, including inventions, food, sports, toys and holidays. Instrumental in helping younger children gain perspective on the things that shape their daily lives and how those things came to be. Levine Books, 32 pages. Childhood polio and a horrific bus crash leave Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist, with a broken, suffering body.
Does she cry forever? She transforms her pain into playful paintings teeming with fantastic skeletons, jaguars, devils, and monkeys. Her courageous life is accurately portrayed in this richly emotional book, with poetic text, playful font, and surreal drawings. Find Frida at your local library. Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman. Parents need to know that the topic of slavery is, and should be, disturbing, and young children will need help understanding.
Harriet is in danger through much of the book. An inspiring tale of the construction of a landmark. Parents need to know that there is not much to be concerned about here, but some things may need explanation and context.
The subject may be the building of the Empire State Building, but it takes place during the Great Depression, and your kids may want to know why children are scavenging for firewood in the streets of New York. Families who read this book could discuss skyscrapers.
Sharks: ILLUSTRATED Animal Fun Facts For Kids (Children's Animal Picture Book Series) - Kindle edition by Jay Jay Smarts. Download it once and read it on. Animal Fun Facts For Kids (Children's Animal Picture Book Series) eBook: Jay a book on sharks by this author called Sharks: ILLUSTRATED Animal Fun.
Why do people want to build something so big and difficult to construct? Why do they inspire us?
Why would people want such a dangerous job? Did you know that one tiny kernel of corn can produce up to 1, plants? Students learn about the contributions of Native American cultures in this simple, scientific explanation of how corn came to be. By the time the Pilgrims arrived in America, the Indians were harvesting corn and they used it in many ways. Find A Handful of Dirt at your local library.
In this straightforward and clever book, a little boy shops with his mom and learns that what he buys and how he takes it home can have a big impact on the environment. By including a reusable shopping bag, this book gives even the youngest readers a tool for reducing their carbon footprint. Find My Bag and Me! In this book, kids will get a first glimpse of how their everyday observations are connected to the larger life of the planet.
Although the concepts are complex, children will get a rudimentary explanation of the orbit, rotation and tilt of planet Earth, gravity, why we have seasons, and what happens as day turns into night. Vocabulary is simple for early readers, but because the scientific concepts are complex, some adult explanation will be welcome. Find On Earth at your local library. Who knew that something that surrounds us every day could be so fascinating?
Using watercolor artwork and poetic free verse, the author explains what dust is, the different kinds of dust, its many sources pollen, house dust, dust storms, fires, volcanic ash , and how dust colors the sunsets that we see. There is a two-page section at the end of the book with additional information that will require adult explanation.
Jones is a teacher who sets a good example for kids by sorting his trash to learn the value of recycling. The series also features a helpful section at the back of each book for parents and teachers, suggesting ways to teach the concepts more effectively. Find Why Should I Recycle? A delightful cast of dinosaur characters helps children learn about healthy habits.
They send important messages about exercising your mind and body, and taking care of yourself and your friends. Simple text and photographs inform young readers about the safest way to enjoy themselves at the swimming pool. Find Safety at the Swimming Pool at your local library. Find Be My Neighbor at your local library. Parents need to know this book offers positive, common sense lessons that build math awareness and quantity recognition. Younger kids will enjoy looking at the pictures and doing the simpler lessons; older kids and adults will appreciate the harder challenges. Find Great Estimations at your local library.
This book, an award-winner about life on a floating lighthouse, focuses on daily life on a lightboat where sailors are portrayed as simply dedicated to their job of keeping other boats safe. Parents whose kids love planes and trains and things that go will welcome this excellent factual picture book. Kids will especially love the tiny details about daily life. From the wave-warped hallways to the claustrophobic living quarters, the book manages to accurately convey how these dedicated sailors at sea for months at a time experienced their jobs without ever being boring.
The prose is simple, clear and understated, supported by detailed illustrations that let kids peek at details on the boat including its machinery, the wheel, and even their laundry hung out to dry on deck. A dramatic picture of the tiny, shining boat warning an awesome ocean liner is sure to give kids a satisfactory thrill.
Find Lightship at your local library. This is an amazingly elaborate pop-up book that includes fun and simple factoids as well as basic definitions of machines and their jobs. Find Picture Pops: Machines at your local library. Imagine Kids say the darndest things bound into a picture book. And imagine that the illustrations were done in the most charming fashion by Maurice Sendak. You have the wonderful, whimsical and purse-sized A Hole Is to Dig. Your child will giggle with delight when you read these wacky definitions together.
Find A Hole Is to Dig at your local library. Harper and Nancy M.