Oh how I’ve procrastinated this list. I think I’ve been “working” on it for more than a year. I feel somewhat fraudulent posting on best poetry books for kids because I’m no expert. National Poetry Month is forcing me to face my own fear of poetry to finally complete this list. Poetry for April has permeated…
Halloween books, both picture books and chapter books, make great presents for kids to stretch the holiday out all year!
Best multicultural books for kids. Book reviews by kids; Cool Asian Kids to be exact!
Summer reading list for kids of twenty of my favorite picture books, chapter books and YA set during the summer.
Third grade seems to bring out the girl bullying if that hasn’t happened yet. These picture books and chapter books explore bullying in it’s myriad of forms.
I’ve researched best picture books, graphic novels, historical fiction and chapter books to introduce kids to world religions.
It is never easy when a pet dies whether it’s expected or unexpected, particularly for children. My Mom Friend at Yoga asked for book recommendations when her son’s hamster died. She knew this would be hard on her son and my other Mom Friend recommended they read the Rainbow book out loud during the burial in the backyard. Luckily the ground wasn’t frozen over because the weather was still quite cold. The Mom reported back that the burial went well and that reading the book helped make the ceremony special and personal. I think they referred to The Legend of the Rainbow Bridge but there actually two books on the same topic with very similar names.
My oldest daughter finally gives me her favorite books of 2011. She’s a 6th grader and 12-years-old but I think her book suggestions skew plus or minus by two years.
Please welcome Tanya who writes a fantastic children’s literature book blog called Books4YourKids. I am always struck by her great taste in books and now, after reading her list, I am itching to get my hands on Vanished. This is the third time it’s hit my radar. Thank you Tanya for a really great list of books! We will be enjoying it all year!