Tag Archives: Childrens Books

Share a Book With Your Family

The Family Value of Reading. Reading as a Family Value….Research tells us over and over again that reading comprehension is the key to learning. It also tells us that one of the best ways to ensure a love of reading is starting early and modeling reading often. How is the best way for parents and…
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Read-aloud Titles for School Age Children

Read-aloud Titles for School Age Children - Please, please don’t make the mistake of stopping your read-aloud time at bedtime once your child or grandchild can read on their own. Bedtime reading should continue until the child is ready for you to hand them a chapter book to read to you and eventually on their…
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Magical Tales with Timeless Values

Magical Tales with Timeless Values I devote a whole section to two timeless books that I believe every family should own. They are both stories that can be understood on different levels, but are ones that I think every child should own and have wonderful memories of. The first is the story of the well-loved…
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Wheels are a Theme

I have chosen two favorites for my Wheels Theme. The first is a book based on the beloved Raffi children’s song, The Wheels on the Bus at $ $ 6.99 which incorporates a song, sounds and repetition for a title that your preschooler will quickly be able to ‘sing’ as you turn the pages. That’s…
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Great Books for Your Baby

Great Books for Your Baby Babies as young as 3 months can now start to enjoy books during their ‘tummy time’. We suggest Roger Priddy’s Hello Baby: Flash Cards as baby’s first book. These high contrast flip cards on a plastic ring are a perfect introduction to books. We started our grandson, T. J. on…
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Children’s Book Memories

Share Your Favorite Memories with The Next Generation of Readers The Corner Shelf offers a combination of new children’s titles, like the ones from Roger Priddy, as well at time-honored classics. Don’t you have wonderful memories of reading Goodnight Moon or finger poems like The Eensy Weensy Spider to your child or grandchild? The Corner…
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First Books for Babies

First Books for Babies British author Roger Priddy has created books for babies as early as 3 months old. New research shows that young babies will start to focus on high contrast images during tummy time. I recommend Hello Baby: Flash Cards at $ 7.99 or Hello Baby: Faces or Animals at $ 4.99 each…
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Two R’s: Rhymes and Repetition

Two R’s: Rhymes and Repetition By 6 months, babies are ready for books with Rhymes or Repetition. Well tested on my grandson, or Pudgy Peek-a-Boo @ $ 3.99. Other great choices are Sandra Boynton titles including Moo, Baa, La La La at $ 5.99 and more recent favorites in the Llama Llama Hoppity Hop group…
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Sometimes We Wonder Why They Become Classics

If you sit in a room of mother and start the sentence, “ In the great green room….” , most moms will be able to finish the rest of Goodnight Moon in board book at $ 8.99, because they read it hundreds of times to their children. The same can be said of many of…
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More Snuggle Time Classics

As little ones start to focus more on illustrations and not just your voice, it’s time to think about some of the classics that do have great illustrations. These would include board books by illustrator/authors Eric Carle , Bill Martin, Jr. and Don Freeman. I recommend The Very Hungry Caterpillar at $ 10.99, Brown Bear,…
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Love in Many Different Ways

Sharing books in these formative months have been proven to help foster a life-long love of reading. You don’t need any science to prove the deep and abiding love you have for your child or grandchild. I recommend several classic titles that well illustrate Love in different ways and from different vantage points. Whether it’s…
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A Mother’s Love and Home is Where the Heart Is

As a mother, I will devote one section to two great Dr. Seuss titles about mothers and the value of home. Are You My Mother in board at $ 4.99 and My Nest is Best in hardcover at $ 8.99 are two great toddler titles when your little one is ready for a beginning storyline.…
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Animals and Funny Animals

Animals and Funny Animals To encourage toddlers to learn to turn the pages of a book, I suggest a couple of Lift-the-Flap titles. As you enjoy the squeals of giggles with peek-a-boo, you will see the joy on the faces as they search for Spot in Where’s Spot? In board at $7.99. Another flap title…
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The Beauty of Imagination

The Beauty of Imagination As your toddler edges closer to 3 than 2, you can start to share more involved stories, but ones still available in the almost indestructible board book format. Three of my favorites for stretching the imagination include the classic Where the Wild Things Are at $8.99, or the creative exploits of…
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Around the World with Great Stories

Around the World with Great Stories As your preschooler’s world enlarges and they encounter new people and activities, be sure to branch out in your book choices too. This sections bounces around the globe for some classic stories to enlarge your child or grandchild’s world. The new experience of snow is well depicted in Ezra…
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More, More, More—I could not agree More!

More, More, More—I could not agree More! A book that is a newer classic in board format is More, More, More Said the Baby at $7.99. This book introduces preschoolers to three different cultures and multi-generational story sharing. Stories like these help start lots of wonderful conversations where you have a chance to teach about…
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Graduating from Board Books

Graduating from Board Books A Classic Library for 3’s, 4’s and 5 Year Olds This section is classic books that I believe all preschoolers should have and enjoy before entering Kindergarten. Around Kindergarten, most children move from reading stories many times to just reading a book once, although many will get ‘hooked’ on a series…
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