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Reading Tips – Reading to Your Children even when they can Read

Returning to school can be exciting, stressful, or even scary for some children.  Start a new tradition in your family.  Write a letter to your child on their first day of school.  Offer encouragement, share special things about your child that make you proud, and save your letters to re-read at the end of each school year.

Create a reading contest with your family.  Set a goal for your children.  If they read so many books, they get a reward. Be creative! Rewards can be anything your child would get excited about.  Perhaps, it would be the next title in a series they are reading, going out for ice cream, or having a slumber party.

Encourage imagination – play games with your child while waiting in line.  Plan a vacation that they would like to take or a make believe birthday party.  Take turns making up a story.  Ask them what they would like to be when they grow up and why.  Talk about a friend or relative who you have not seen in a while.  Imagine what you would say to them.

After reading a book to your child, encourage thinking by asking them questions.  What words do they not understand?  Have them draw pictures of what happened in the story.  Does this remind them of anything or anyone?  Do they think that this could really happen?  Does this remind them of another story?

If your child is restless, suggest they draw pictures while you are reading.  Use toys, food, or pictures while reading to them.

Let your child think up a different ending.  Reading boosts their vocabulary.  Continue to read aloud to them even after they have learned to read for themselves.  Read from books that are above their reading level.

“A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.”  – quote from Lyndon Baines Johnson

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Ways to Help Children With Autism

Ways to help children with Autism

  1. Teach Language

**Look and Say Books – find an object in its home-

ABC Flashcards, Baby Sister, Beach, Birthday, Cinderella, First Words Flashcards, Goldilocks and the    Three  Bears

**First Word books and flashcards – At Home, Farmyard Tales First Word Book, First Words Donkey FC, First Words FC, First Words Pairs FC, Very First Words, Very First Words Bedtime, Very First Words in Spanish, etc.

**First 100 Words Sticker Books, Everyday Words Sticker Books – First Hundred Words Coloring Book, First Hundred Words in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, First Hundred Words in English, French, German, Spanish Sticker

**First Thousand Words Chinese, English, French, Spanish, First Thousands Words Sticker in English, French, and Spanish

**Everyday Words French, Everyday Words Sticker in French, German, and Spanish For more Scroll down to see more.

2. Teach Visual Discrimination

**Find the Duck and Find the Puppy.  For more.  Scroll down to see more.

**Look and Say Books – find an object in its home

Baby Sister, Baby’s Very First books, Very First Colors, First Words, , Very First Nursery RhymesThe Zoo. For more .      Also, Baby’s Very First series  here .

**1001 Things to Spot series & Great Searches – more complex pictures, might be overwhelming for some, but perfect for others, choose according to their age and needs.

1001 Animals to Spot, 1001 Bugs, 1001 Pirate Things,  1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland, 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea, in the Town, Things to Spot on the Farm, On Vacation, 1001 Wizard Things to Spot.

Great Animal Search, Great Dinosaur SearchTo see more. Scroll down to see more.

3. Teach Sensory Integration

**Touchy-feely books – different textures on each page Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely, Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Animals, Noisy Touchy Feely Set, Nursery Rhymes, Polar Bears.  Check them out here.

**That’s Not My series – Bunny, Dinosaur, Dolly, Fairy, Frog, Kitten, Lion, Monkey, Monster, Penguin, Pirate, Plane, Polar Bear, Pony, Princess, Puppy, Reindeer, Santa, Snowman, Teddy, Tiger, Tractor, Train, Truck

**This is My series with soundThis is My Monster

   4. Teach Social Stories

**First Experience series: Complete Book of First Experiences, Going on a Plane (w/sticker), Going to School (w/sticker), Going to the Dentist (w/sticker), Going to the Doctor (w/sticker), Going to the Hospital (w/sticker), Moving House (w/sticker), New Baby, New Puppy Sticker Book. As seen here

**Look and Say Books – as listed in #1 -see items and scenes associated with everyday events and places

5. Teach Visual Perception Skills

**Jigsaw Books – start out with 2 or 4 pieces, then go up to 50 pieces, all with full colorful picture under the puzzle. Start with ABC JigsawChristmas Baby Jigsaw, Lift Out Colors Jigsaw, Under the Sea Jigsaw, Ancient Egypt, Flowers, Four Seasons, Jigsaw Atlas of North America. Check them out here.

6. Teach Reading Comprehension

**Spin and Match Books – Set of Fun on the Farm, Kings, Cookies, & Quackers, and Tell Me a Story – simple stories that ask comprehension questions. Check it out here .

**First Reading Series One and Two – asks questions at the end of story – Fox and the Stork FR1, Sun and the Wind FR1, Bears IR FR2, Brer Rabbit Down the Well FR2, Chilly Little Penguin FR2, How Zebras Got Their Stripes FR2, There Was a Crooked Man FR2. Very First Reading set as seen here.

**First Reading and Young Readers – pictures with not too many words- Bugs, Chilly Little Penguin, Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar, Elephants, Fox and the Stork, How Elephants Lost their Wings, Lion and the Mouse, Little Giraffe, Monkeys, Reluctant Dragons.

Caterpillars and Butterflies – IR, Elephants IR FR4, Owls IR, Penguins – IR, Why the Sea is Salty FR4. See more here.

Elves and the Shoemaker YR1,  Fairytale Castles, Jack and the Beanstalk , Magical Animals, Mermaids, Rumpelstiltskin YR1Sleeping Beauty YR1, Sorcerer’s Apprentice YR1Story of Hanukkah YR1, and more.

Alice in Wonderland, Around the World in Eighty Days, Beauty and the Beast YR2, East of the Sun, West of the Moon YR2, Gulliver’s Travels CD Pack YR2, Heidi, Pinocchio YR2 (CD pack also), Prince and the Pauper, Railway Children, Stage Fright YR2, Story of the Olympics YR2, Trains YR2, and look inside for more.

Moonfleet YR3, Tale of Two Cities YR3.

7. Teach Reading Fluency

**Easy Words to Read Series – simple rhyming phrases, simple pictures, phonetics plus Find the Duck series as seen in #2. Bee Makes Tea, Big Pig on a Dig, Cow Takes a Bow, Croc Gets a Shock, Crow in the SnowFox on a Box, Frog on a Log, Goose on the Loose, Hen’s Pens, Mouse Moves House, Sam Sheep Can’t Sleep, Shark in the Park, Snail Brings the Mail, Ted and Friends with CD, Ted in a Red Bed, Toad Makes a Road,   Underpants for Ants, and more As seen here.

**Flap books – simple rhyming text with flaps to lift on each page, plus Find the Duck series as in #2. Dinosaurs Lift the Flap, DragonsFlip Flap Body Book, Lift the Flap Atlas, Lift the Flap Counting Book, Lift the Flap Word Book, Nightime LTFSharks LTF, Tractors Lift and Look, Trains Lift and Look, Under the Sea LTF, Animal Hide and SeekConstruction SitesDinosaurs, Look inside an Airport, Look Inside Your Body, On the Beach, Planes Lift and Look, .

**Picture books – Beautiful, colorful, simple pictures, simple text. Alphabet Picture Book, Beauty and the Beast, Children’s Picture Atlas, Christmas Carol, First Picture Action Rhymes,  all First Picture series and Picture books too many to name. Check them out at www.suesbooks.us .

8. Teach Fine Motor Skills

**Lift the Flap Books as seen in #7

**See Inside Books (Ancient Egypt, Ancient RomeFamous Buildings, Inside How Things Work, See Inside Ships, See Inside Your Body, See Under the Sea). Good for older children, has more text.

**Sticker Books – pincher grasp/ pressure control. Check them out here

**Slot books – Playtime Baby, Squirrel’s Tale, There’s a Mouse in the House. As seen here.

**I Can Draw series – pincher grasp strengthening. I Can Draw Animals, I Can Draw People, What Shall I Draw?, Animal Stencil CardsDinosaur Stencil Book, First Stencil Cards Christmas, Stencil Book, …. For older children, there are 50 Things to Draw and Paint, Big Book of Things to Draw, 365 things to Draw and PaintFairies and Mermaids, Horses, Princess and Ballerinas, Trucks and Tractors, Drawing Princesses, Doodling and Coloring Book. As seen here

9. Teach Motor Planning

**I Can Draw series as seen in #8 – teaches step by step how to do things

10.Teach Critical Thinking Skills

**Learning Palette-child figures out answer in the mind, select correct colored disk to answer the question. Simple self-correcting, shows correct answer. Too many to list, but they can be seen here.    Watch how the learning palette works here.

**Activity Cards – 50 Brain Games, 50 Optical Illusions, 50 Rainy Day Activities, 50 Science Things to Make and Do, 50 Secret Codes to Break, 50 Travel Games and Activities, 100 Things to Do on a Trip. Check them out here .

More information on Autism

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Wikipedia’s definition of Autism

    Autism Fact Sheet

    KidsHealth on Autism

    Autism Research Institute says Autism is Treatable!

    Mayo Clinic’s definition

   Unraveling the Complex Genetics of Autism

    Updated Autism News

    Five Types of Autism

  

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Books that Overcome Fear

Hannah Duck by Anji Yamamura

“Every Sunday, Hannah Duck leaves her house and goes for a walk in the park, reporting back to her parakeet and turtle friend whom she left behind. One day she confesses that she finds her Sunday walk very scary, so the parakeet joins her and something scary turns into a very grand time indeed. A cute, short story about the strength and courage we can find with simply bringing a friend along to help us not be so afraid. A perfect little lesson for elementary school. ...” from KissTheBook.

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Kevin Takes a Trip by Liesbet Slegers

“… The paper-over-board books star a forthright fellow depicted in thick black line and pleasingly smudgy brushstrokes of rainbow colors. “”I’m Kevin. I’m on my way. I have my suitcase and my grandma,”” he announces as he boards an airplane in Kevin Takes a Trip. When he gets scared, his grandmother comforts him. …. “ From Publishers Weekly

“Kevin is taking a trip with his grandma, but it is no ordinary trip. Kevin has to take a plane to his destination and though a plane may seem scary, he quickly realizes it is fun too. Kevin finds his way through the lines and into his very own seat where he looks forward to his flight.

Grab this book if your toddler is about to take his first airplane ride. A little boy named Kevin takes his first airplane ride with his grandmother and finds out just how fun flying can be. Step-by-step Kevin briefly explains that he has to wait in line and sit on the plane. As the plane goes up Kevin gets a funny feeling in his stomach, but eventually it goes away and he even gets a snack from the nice airplane lady. Take a quick trip with Kevin as this basic narrative is given to help calm the apprehension that may arise before taking a flight on the plane. In fact, bringing the book on the plane is a great idea as well. The pictures are simple but colourful and it makes for a quick, but effective story about taking a ride on an airplane.” From Kaboose

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Marc Just Couldn’t Sleep by Gabriela Keselman

Earned the Children’s Book Sense Pick

Earned the Hospital Saint Joan de Deu Prize Winner

Earned the Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award

Earned the USBBY Outstanding International Booklist

Marc can’t sleep. He’s scared, and he worries about big things and small things. Each time he tells his mother a worry, she comes up with imaginative, playful ways to try to soothe him and get him to sleep. But even after she’s found a solution for each of his worries, he’s still scared. Exasperated, his mother comes in, takes away all the things she gave him as solutions, and sits with him, touching his hair, and encourages him to tell her all his fears–but by then, Marc is tired enough that he falls asleep. Imagination can help–but sometimes we just need physical comfort and having someone sit with us and listen, to go to sleep. This is a sweet, imaginative bedtime story.

Keselman makes it easy to identify with Marc–we hear immediately that he’s scared. Anyone who worries a lot, or who has a strong imagination, will understand Marc’s worrying and fear all the more. Some of Marc’s worries are universal–afraid of falling out of bed–and some are much more specific and imaginative–such as being afraid a giant mosquito will fly in and bite him. This movement between common fears and outrageous, imaginative ones helps bring variation, makes the fears entertaining, and may help some readers know that they are not alone in their worries and fears.

Marc’s mother shows great ingenuity and imagination in her solutions for Marc’s fears, and this brings a lightness and comforting feeling to the book. It may also encourage readers to come up with their own imaginative solutions. But the thing that soothed Marc the most was his mother sitting down next to him, touching his hair, and encouraging him to tell her everything. This rings true; talking out fears, having someone listen to you, and getting safe physical comfort can help allay fears. Marc’s mother also uses various endearments throughout the book (little one, honey, my love, darling) which all add to the sense of comfort.

The imaginative solutions have a playfulness to them, and a magical thinking that will appeal to young readers, especially, and the young at heart–a buzz-repellent teddy bear when he’s afraid a giant mosquito will bite him; a parachute when he’s afraid of falling out of bed; and a pair of glasses with glow-in-the-dark lenses when he’s afraid the moon will go out. The solutions are gentle, perfect for nighttime and for encouraging dreaming and flights of imagination.

Keselman creates a nice echo with the opening and closing paragraphs which brings us full circle, the words slightly changed to reflect the change in the story, from Marc not being able to sleep, to Marc not being able to stay awake. Keselman also uses repetition before each solution “Don’t worry, honey/love/darling, I’ll fix that, you’ll soon fall asleep” with slight variations in the endearments and way of saying he’ll fall asleep. This repetition is pleasing, comes to be expected in the text, and yet is not tedious or boring, because of the slight variations. The text flows well and smoothly.

Villamuza’s illustrations use the same tone that Keselman does in the text, bringing a feeling of comfort and sweetness, as well as a playfulness and gentle humor (such as a strainer being used for a helmet). Soft earthy tones are used and echoed throughout the illustrations, such as the clay-orange colander that Marc wears on his head, which is also found in his mother’s sweater.

Villamuza’s illustrations have long, lovely curves, found especially in Marc’s mom and the furniture, and there are no extraneous details in the illustrations. Marc is almost always the center of attention through close-ups that feature him. Large eyes, a sweet button nose, generous lips, and beautiful curvy hair make Marc look sweet, as does his pajamas and body language. Charcoal shading over top color brings a sense of light and shadow, and also movement.

Villamuza adds to the story by visually suggesting the great inventiveness and resourcefulness of Marc’s mother in using things around the house in an imaginative way to help him feel safer, such as a metal cooking spoon for a sword. A lot of white space is used in a number of the illustrations, bringing a feeling of lightness, with illustrations using full color mixed in, bringing visual variation. Villamuza has a great sense of design, using wallpaper that rises halfway up the wall to make Marc even more of a visual focus point.
This is a gentle, imaginative, and ultimately soothing book, both in the illustrations and text. Recommended!” From Cheryl Rainfield

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Sebastian’s Roller Skates by Joan de Déu Prats

Earned the Children’s Book Sense Pick

Earned the Hospital Saint Joan de Deu Prize Winner

Earned the Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award

Earned the USBBY Outstanding International Booklist

“In this story about the power of self-confidence, Sebastian is a reserved boy to the point of stifling shyness. He lives with his thoughts, unable to express himself to others, though full of fascinating ideas. When an abandoned pair of roller skates piques his interest, he tires to learn to skate with a quiet determination. An impromptu rescue of a runaway dog proves the impetus he needs to use his new skills on skates – instilling him with confidence and unleashing his self-restraint. Sebastian’s triumph provides inspiration for timid readers to seek out their own strengths.” from Kirkus Reviews

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Sosu’s Call by Meshack Asare

“Sosu is a young boy who has not seen the world outside the fence of his family’s small hut for many years.  “Most of the things Sosu knows about the village are from the days when he was small enough to be carried on his mother’s back… when everyone wished for him to stand up on his legs and walk.  But that did not happen.”  Though his father taught him how to mend fishing nets, and his brother and sister have taught him how to read and write, the villagers believe Sosu is bad luck and should not leave his family’s home.  Housebound with only the family dog, Fusa, to keep him company, Sosu spends his days doing what he can and envying everyone, even Fusa, who is free to come and go.  “What use is a boy without a pair of good, strong legs?” he thinks to himself.

Then one day, everything changes.  The narrow strip of land between the sea and the lagoon where Sosu’s village sits is threatened by rising waters while most of the villagers are away.  The only other people in the village are too old or too young or too weak to do anything.  They could all be trapped and drowned!  Sosu has to use his wits and all his physical capabilities to save the village and earn the respect of his neighbors. He proves to everyone that a boy without good, strong legs can be not only useful but a lucky person to have in a village!

First published in Ghana in 1997, this inspiring and at times heart-rending story is a worthy recipient of the numerous awards it has received, the most prestigious being First Prize in the UNESCO Children’s & Youth’s Literature in the Service of Tolerance Award in 1999.  It is listed as one of Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century and an IBBY Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities.  It has also been featured on Reading Rainbow and is the recipient of an ASA Children’s Africana Book Award.

The illustrious Ghanaian Meshack Asare, who has been winning international awards for his picture books since before many of today’s parents were born, combines his talents and education in art, educational psychology, and social anthropology to give readers a well-conceived story that will touch the hearts of people from many backgrounds.  This beautifully illustrated book featuring a protagonist who refuses to be defined by his disability reminds us of the value in every person and all that can be lost if we fail to recognize it.” from Paper Tigers

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The Scaredy Cat by Russell Punter

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  • The humorous story of Stanley the scaredy cat told with elements of repetition to help beginner readers develop confidence and reading stamina.

  • Stanley is a cat who’s scared of everything, so a dark house full of strange noises is the last place he wants to be. But Stanley must face his fears to save the day.

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It includes Sebastian’s Roller Skates, Hannah Duck, A Friend, Moonrunner, Going to School Sticker Book, Illustrated Dictionary of Math, See Inside Math, Usborne Science Encyclopedia, Illustrated Dictionary of Science,  Very First Reading Set, Essential Atlas of the World, Phonics Flashcards,  Tricky Words to Spell Activity Cards, What’s Science All About, Conspiracy 365 12 month subscription sold separately and lots more.   Check it out here.

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Hot Hot July

My goodness!  Where has this month gone? and so quickly?  It’s summer and full of fun times, lots of lemonade, lots of barbeques, lots of water fun since it is such a hot month.  This is the best part of what I do.  Lots of flexibility so that I can spend more time with family and loved ones.  Lots of water, sand, sun, library activities, crafts, movies, and lots of reading time.  We don’t want them to get into the summer slide where they are not using all the skills that they learned during the school year.

For the month of August, it is double free books month.  So, sign up to host a group sale to earn free books for your family or for your community to help collect books for those who are less fortunate and do not have enough books to read or activities to keep their mind growing.  It is very easy as seen on www.suesbooks.info .  If you have any questions, I would love to help you.  I love them and want to share them with everyone.  There are so many internet specials and ways to get them.  Check it out today.

JOIN us and check the current business opportunity. Great opportunity! Also, there is a $25 business supplies only package which is available, just check with me.  And you can get double free books!  I will also give you an extra $50 in free books if you sign up for an e-show starting August 1st.  This is good until the end of August.  So, do your holiday shopping early.  It’s better if it is educational!

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These books are not seen in stores, but they are award winning books.  All are heartwarming stories and great books to read to children or for older children to read to younger ones.  They will make you cry. They will make you laugh. There is a lesson in everyone of them and lots of things to talk about with them. Why not have a conversation with your children today?  Reading is relaxing and educational. Build strong family values.

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Book Reviews – What are moms saying about these books?

  Hannah’s Winter – Kane Miller (My Japan)

This is an appropriate book for an average middle school level child in terms of content and vocabulary.  I do warn those thinking of purchasing this book that it requires some background knowledge in order to be able to follow along.  If they are not familiar with Japanese (or Australian for that matter) culture, then I suggest they pair this purchase with My Japan.  I would NOT allow this book to be read silently by a reluctant reader BUT this would be a fabulous read-a-loud for a classroom of such students, as most of my classes were.  As a teacher, I could be certain that the background knowledge that was needed to understand, and enjoy, a book like this would be taught before or along side the text.  The characters are very likable and the ghost story aspect is engaging.  My Japan, as an accompaniment, shows pictures of concepts that might be difficult to visualize (bathrooms, classrooms, etc.).

 

 

  True Adventure Collection –

This is a fantastic book as a read-a-loud or silent reading for children of a variety of reading levels at the middle school age.  The stories are intriguing, real-life, and can be researched by those students who want more knowledge about the topic.  I believe that the lack of difficulty, I do not mean that in a bad way, and the shortness of the stories entices students who might not normally pick up a book.  I would be certain to have multiple copies of this in a classroom.

Jessica

 

 

  Why by Lila Prap (Kane/Miller)

This book from Slovenia is geared for ages four through eight.  It is a fun book to help children answer some of their questions about why certain animals do certain things.  What I like about this book is that it not only gives the real answer, it gives many fun, silly, possible answers.  The illustrations make the children want to continue to read the book.  I am glad to have this in my collection! – Angie’

 

 

   Andie’s Moon by Linda Newberry (Usborne, part of the Historical House collection)

While the Kane/Miller series Conspiracy 365 is enjoyed by both boys and girls, its protagonist is a boy.  I suggested we begin collecting the Historical House series so we would have a series especially for pre-teen girls.  Since I am enchanted by space, and especially the Apollo Lunar Missions, I selected Andie’s Moon. For those who may not be familiar with the Historical House collection, each book is a story which centers around a girl who lives at No. 6 Chelsea Walk in Chelsea, England.  Each book takes place in a different period in history, from 1764 (Mary Ann & Miss Mozart) to 1969 (Andie’s Moon).

Andrea is a young girl who loves to paint.  She especially enjoys painting imaginative scenes, like moonscapes.  At the start of the book, no one has ever been to the moon, and Andrea (Andie) is free to paint whatever she imagines the moon to look like.  But the Americans are planning to send men to the moon!  Suddenly, people will know what the moon looks like, and Andie fears her paintings will seem silly.  She also fears that she is not talented enough to become a professional artist, and although an artist is currently renting rooms at No. 6 Chelsea Walk, Andie is reluctant to show him her work.  Andie’s older sister Prudence (Prue, or as Andie calls her Prune) loves fashion, and wants to be a model, although Andie has noticed Prune is neither as pretty nor as skinny as Twiggy.

The Apollo 11 mission is not the only historic event which serves as a background for Andie’s Moon.  The Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park is also in evidence, as is a genuine sense of 1969 in general.

Of course, the American astronauts do land on the moon, and England, like most of the world, watched the event on television.  Of course, in England it was after 3 a.m. when Neil Armstrong uttered his famous words, the first ever spoken from the surface of the moon itself.

Ultimately, both Andie and Prune are inspired by the Apollo mission:  sending men to the moon and bringing them back to Earth had seemed impossible just a few years earlier!  And the sisters discover (each in her own way) that they can pursue their dreams — they, too, can do the impossible! I would highly recommend Andie’s Moon to the parent of any pre-teen girl who feels her talents are not “good enough.”  (And, if we’re being honest, what pre-teen doesn’t feel inadaquate?)  Quoting from the last page:

“But lots of things seemed impossible, and not all of them were.  Humans had been to the moon, had left footprints, and come back again.  There were two people alive who had stood on another world.

If that was possible, who could say what wasn’t?”

-Bruce

 

 

  This is The Tree  By Miriam Moss and Adrianne Kennaway

A wonderfully, descriptive story of the Baobob tree and the African plain on which it can be found.  The book paints a clear, engaging and inviting picture of the tree and the animals as well as people who are drawn to it.  The story as well as the illustrations are so vivid that they transport you to the African Plains and allow you to feel as if you are there.  The book informs you of the uniqueness of the Baobob tree and enables you to see how integral this tree is to life on the African plain.

Alicia

 

 

  The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness 

This is an excellent book for children of many ages.  Read aloud ages 3-7.  Read on your own ages 8-10.

This book is a charming and heart warming story of a young boy who goes to visit the animal pound looking for a new pet.  As he looks at each animal in their cage, they are jumping and wagging tails- surely this would be the type of pet this boy would chose.  As he gets nearer to the back, he spots this scraggly, little dog with only 3 legs.  He inquires about this dog and is told the closer they get to back door, the closer to heaven they are……the young man looks intently at the dog as he wags his forlorn tail and the boy runs home to his grandma to tell him of the perfect pet he found.  The grandma agrees to take the dog in and the story shows all of the fun and laughter they all have.  The boy even “builds” the dog a wooden leg and the adventures are endless!  This story is about love and looking beyond what we first see in something.  A must have for any child who loves animals!

Christina

 

 

    Are We There Yet?

This is one of my favorites from the Kane Miller line. Written from a pre-teen girl’s viewpoint, it reads like a diary of her family’s trip the whole way around Australia. With the continent’s various rock formations (like the Twelve Apostles), and other landmarks, included in the story, it’s an easy geography lesson! At the bottom of every other page little brother, Billy, asks the familiar question, “Are we there Yet?”

 

 

  The Usborne Little Book of Flowers

This adorable purple volume is packed with information for flower lovers. It’s small size is misleading…there are stories about flowers, what different flowers communicate when you give them, and so many different crafts and activities! Just a few are: “Growing a Miniature Garden”, “Pressing Flowers & How to Use Them”, and “Making Paper Roses”.

Darlene

 

 

   “Wind-Up Plane Book”

Abram turned 4 on Sunday and was thrilled to get this book, Wind-up Plane Book, as one of his gifts.  He actually received 4 books (2 Usborne, 2 non-Usborne) and he didn’t even look at the non-Usborne books, but the plane book had him squealing with delight.

This book has a double page spread of information and adorable illustrations and then a double page spread with a track for the airplane to travel on. it alternates in this format and there are three tracks in this book. Two are the runways and one is a world map which has the time and distance from different international airports..

One other note about this book, the Tractor book had pop-up people that you could use to decorate the scene, but my kids just lost those people. The airport book does not have those pop-ups and so I think that makes this book even better than tractors.

Emily

 

 

   The Complete Book of First Experiences

A book about the first experiences of young children. It covers subjects like moving, going to the doctor, going to the dentist etc… It has brightly colored illustrations with a duck hidden on each picture. I feel like the book helps to prepare children for new experiences, and I highly recommend it.

Cheryl  

 

 

   “Fix-It Duck”  by Jez Alborough

Want a book with humor, rhyming words, and colorful pictures for children? This has those and more. This sturdy board book is great for a child aged 1and a half to 6 years old. Older children will enjoy reading it to their younger siblings.  For very young children, talking about what they see in the pictures is a good start to telling the story.  Ask them questions about what they see, what is the duck doing, what is going to happen next.  Talking about the title page is very important.  It starts out with Fix-It duck running water for his bath. He decides to go have some tea. Then he hears the drip that drops into his tea and thinks that he has a leak in his roof. So, Fix-It Duck has to go borrow a ladder from Sheep. While at Sheeps, he decides to fix Sheeps window.  That is the start of his great adventure. It is a must read.  It is simply hilarious. The pictures tell the story.  Children love to see the chain of events and hear the rhyming easy sounds.  If they are starting to read, they love being able to add the “Fix-It Duck” part.  This is a book that they will ask to read over and over again.

 

 

  “Entertaining and Educating  Babies and Toddlers”, a Parent’s Guide by Carolina Young.

Looking for a great baby shower gift or gift for a new mom? Look no further.  This is a book that will calm a new parent who does not know what to expect.  It discusses the different stages of a baby’s life from the first 3 months up to the age of 2 and a half.  This book goes into what they are able do at each interval, gives suggestions for toys, books and activities that will be great to do at each stage.  There are over 100 easy fun activities, games, and things to do with them and at what stage to do them.  This includes rhymes, songs, and other educational fun things.  Packed with great tips.  You will look forward to being able to do these with your child.  Enjoy!

Sue

 

 

   “Will You Carry Me?” 

I love this book because my little ones are always asking me to carry them.  In this book, Thomas has been playing at the park and when it is time to go home, he is too tired to walk so he asks his mom to carry him.  Rather than just telling him no and making him walk or picking him up, she says “well, if you’re too tire to walk, maybe we should try…” and she comes up with all these different ways of traveling such as jumping, swimming and flying and before Thomas knows it, they are back home and he got there on his own two feet.  The illustrations are very cute in this book and the kids just love it.

Lisa

 

 

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Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational.  All found here at our store. Schools and libraries can check call to set up an account and order.

Being Thankful

Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away.  Time seems to fly by so quickly.  It is time to reflect on what we are thankful for.  I am thankful for family,  good friends, good times, and joyous days.  We can all be thankful for lots of things when we really put our minds to it.

I wanted to share a story that I recently heard.  It is very inspirational.  Count your blessings. You will remember this for months and months. It is something to think about.  It is the Tale of the Wooden Bowl.

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law and four year old grandson.  The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.

The family ate together at the table.  But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult.  Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor.. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.  “We must do something about father,” said the son.  “I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.

So, the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.  There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner.  Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two,  his food was served in a wooden bowl.

When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.  Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four year old watched it all in silence.

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.  He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?”  Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up. ”  The four year old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless.  Then tears started to stream down their cheeks.  Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table.  For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family.  And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth got soiled.

On a positive note, I’ve learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:  a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I’ve learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.

I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’..

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back sometimes.

I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you.  But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

I’ve learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.

People love that human touch–holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back…

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

Tell this story to all your loved ones.  You will be glad that you did.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational.  All found here at our store . Schools and libraries can call to set up an account and order.

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