By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 22, 2010

There is no denying that very young children are tactile and kinesthetic learners. It’s important to provide them with an interactive reading experience that allows them to touch, feel, and move the book and its pages while you are reading the story or sounds involved. It’s often hard for a toddler to sit still during story time, however, being able to physically engage in the book makes it much easier for them to enjoy their reading experience.

The following list of books all have thick and sturdy, movable parts, combined with many great learning concepts:

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 20, 2010

There are many reasons why cats make great characters in kids’ books: They’re very familiar animals and notorious for being curious—not to mention mysterious, sly, and playful. They make lovable companions and their amazing ability for always landing on all four feet is a talent to marvel at and respect. And … you can’t beat the whole *nine lives* theory!

My favorite cat characters —of the moment—would have to be Mo Willems’ Cat the Cat and Sebastien Braun’s Meeow. Both of these cats star in picture book series that are extremely entertaining and a perfect choice for ages 0-5. From the language to the illustrations, the author-illustrators of these books really know their audience.

By Cindy Rice Andrea , for The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 13, 2010

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Green Apple Tales Book Series

By Cindy Rice Andrea (Author), Stan Jaskiel (Illustrator)

Ages: Parents, Grandparents, Education, Healthcare and Children (target age 3-10)


Full color illustrations
Easy-to-understand explanations of food safety principles
Based on USDA and FDA guidelines
Both child and parent learn together
Fun, easy to follow cooking activities
“Green Apple Buddies” in starring roles
Soft cover 24 pages
10 books, each with its own food safety lesson