The Book of Kringle: Legend of the North Pole, by Derek Velez Partridge and Mary Packard, beautifully illustrated by David Wenzel, answers questions in an imaginative world of magic and elves and good and evil.
Author: Nina Schuyler
In The Oak Tree, written by J. Steven Spires and illustrated by Jonathan Caron, the reader is given the opportunity to revisit the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Gulf Coast 10 years ago.
Learning patterns and colors with three kids books about color and patterns.
There’s a fine art to turning a great life into something digestible for a child. The art lies in finding the essence, an almost haiku-like writing that condenses, getting only the most salient details on the page. Each of the following biographies rises to that fine art.
And then there’s potty training. It’s a world unto itself, with special videos, portable potties, stickers, colorful underwear, and, of course, books. But the pay-off is huge: a diaper-free existence. We’re big readers in our household, so why not read about it, too?
If you’re someone who likes the holiday feeling to linger, who doesn’t take down their tree until the last pine needle has dropped, here’s a whimsical, wonderful picture book to add to the spirit, Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise, by Susan Blackaby.
Japanese can be daunting to learn. There are three alphabets—Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana, none of which resemble the English alphabet with its Latin script.
Tim Myers is a big personality, with energy pulsing off him, great waves of it. His children’s books have earned a Smithsonian Notable Book award and a National Council for the Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council. Basho and the Fox was a New York Times bestseller. He has a new children’s book, published by Sterling Children’s Books, Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe.
By Nina Schuyler, The Children’s Book Review Published: July 12, 2013 If you have a kid, there’s a good chance you know the difference between a stegosaurus and a velociraptor. If the passion runs deep, you probably know all about the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and have a three-year-old who, when asked, says he wants to be a ‘paleontologist.’ Kids are onto something. There’s something truly remarkable about these creatures that once roamed the earth. That the Brachiosaurus, a dinosaur that consumed 440-880 pounds of plants a day, weighed 30-45 metric tons and was 85 feet long, that such a creature…
Big kudos to anyone who makes the common cooking utensil heroic.
Lunch Lady is back, with Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain, #9, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.