In celebration of National Poetry Month, we’ve hand-picked ten many-splendored new books. Children are born loving poetry from the moment they form their first babbling words to when they begin to tackle more complex rhythms and tongue twisters. As they acquire language and enjoy how it rolls off their tongues, they also gain an appreciation for the beauty of creative expression. Nothing quite tops that moment when they learn to recite their first nursery rhyme. So leave a poem in your child’s pocket and help him discover the appeal of modern poetry.
From snuggle time with the youngest set to the trials and tribulations of adolescence, all you need is love. Romantic poet William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) said, “The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person’s life.” Could reading a book with your child (no-matter-what their age) be considered one of these acts of kindness? You better believe it. In fact, it may turn out to be one of the best things you ever did for your child. Not only does it allow for a beautiful moment of bonding between parent and child, it nourishes your child’s brain and can create life-long readers.
Enjoy the books below. The theme is love, but of course. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Shoes, glorious shoes! Ooh-la-la, we have two copies of Shoe-la-la written by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by LeUyen Pham to giveaway. Giveaway begins January 14, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 10, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Each year, there are hundreds of new picture books published for children. Among these hundreds of picture books, there are the good, the not-so-good, and, of course, the terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad. There’s no point wasting anyone’s time on the latter, so, without further ado, here are The Children’s Book Review’s selections for the top ten picture books of 2010. Each of these books showcase first-class text and exceptional illustrations …