Whether you prefer animals as loveable yet zany characters who talk or as a species that live in the natural world, these entertaining books teach children about both fantasy and science. You’ll have a beastly good time reading with these funny, furry creatures that might inspire a life-long interest in nature. Let the wild rumpus commence.
F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada recently published Ten Little Puppies/Diez perritos, a bilingual bonanza!
F. Isabel Campoy
F. Isabel Campoy is a scholar devoted to the study of language acquisition. She is a well-known author of numerous children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, folktales, biographies, and art. She is the recipient of many notable awards, including the Reading the World Award 2004, for “Cuentos que contaban nuestras abuelitas;” and the Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Award, 2006.
Alma Flor Ada
Alma Flor Ada is an internationally published children’s book author. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Pura BelprÉ Award, the Christopher Award, the JosÉ MartÍ World Award, and the Museum of Tolerance Award.
Go back to school with Bailey! In this funny new book from the best-selling children’s illustrator Harry Bliss, school proves to be an unexpected place for Bailey to do all sorts of things he loves: reading, fetching, painting, digging, singing — and making friends! One (1) winner will receivea Bailey Lunchbox and copy of the book. Two (2) additional winners will receive a copy of the book. Giveaway begins August 29, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 25, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
The Adventures of Sharkey the Dog is a series of books written for children ages 3 – 6—a percentage of the profits go to animal help groups. Would you mind sharing the compelling, real-life story that inspired you to begin writing this series for children?
A year ago a careless pharmacist overdosed my little Jack Russell Sharkey by 10 X the amount prescribed. We almost lost her that night and she suffered liver damage in which it took her a year to recover. During that time I was fighting with the grocery store chain that owned the pharmacy, the insurance companies, etc. Fighting corporate
Reading is what adults do for relaxation and pleasure. It is also a way to gain knowledge and information. But, to some children, reading can be challenging, difficult, and even scary. If they can’t read well, they often feel embarrassed and frustrated. They may even be teased. Instead of wonderful stories unfolding from the pages the experience is an unpleasant chore, causing the child to avoid doing it whenever possible. This means they do not get the practice they desperately need and so fall farther behind… a real ‘catch-22’.
This list of books for dog lovers is one that I’ve been compiling for a while, waiting for an opportune moment—the right doggone moment—to let it of the leash for all of you to enjoy.
The Dog Days of summer seemed like it would be the right moment, especially when I received an e-mail from Emily Pourciau of Random House Children’s Books that began with: Usher in the DOG DAYS of summer with titles from Random House Children’s Books!
So, I waited patiently for the Dog Days of summer to arrive. Very patiently! Only to have them arrive by surprise, stay for two days, and then disappear. Well, I hope they come back; however, even if they don’t, I know all of you dog lovers will find joy in the following books.