Sunday, December 03, 2017

So You Like To Give Books? Here Are 4 Great Ones For Kids

I Love A Book by Joe Rhatigan
There are books to treasure
or return when you’re done,
books that are serious,
and books that are fun.

I love a book.

This is a celebration of books, reading, and our imaginations, I Love a Book opens with a list of types of books and where to find them. The simple, lyrical prose then becomes more frantic as a young reader encounters pirates sailing the sea, a classroom of monsters "learning math with their paws," and even an animal doctor making house calls in a helicopter. With lavish illustrations nearly spilling off the page, the young reader finally reaches the end of an exhausting day, ready for bed ... and more books. 

The 411:

This is a book about a little boy explaining why books are so awesome. The text is large but so are the colorful interesting and funny graphics.  This book reminds everyone that opening up a book opens you to a whole new world and a whole a new experience.   There are so many stories, read as many as possible. There is always time to read!

To Get:

Everyone’s favorite bespectacled explorer has been many places — the land of dragon flyers, a Jurassic arena of sports-loving dinosaurs, the set of black-and-white movies in Hollywood. Join Waldo as he handpicks his favorite journeys of all time, revisiting twelve of his most fantastic travels in a new format that includes a surprise at the end of the book. New eye-boggling games await Waldo-watchers alongside every scene in this fresh tribute to Waldo’s many years wandering the world.

Have you ever wondered which of his many adventures Waldo loved best?

The 411:

I have always loved looking for Waldo but when I was a kid the books never looked like this.  There are 12 different scenes and finding Waldo is as fun as ever. 

Waldo gets around and finding him is definitely not as easy as it used to be but he is always found and just when you find him you wonder why you couldn't find him before. 

This is a great seek and find book for your little one. Help them search for the guy in the red and white stripe shirt.
Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht

Part of the magic of the Christmas season stems from the traditions that families and friends take part in every year: hanging up stockings; putting lights in the windows; and, one of the most important of all, picking out and taking home the Christmas tree. With style and warmth, debut author Patricia Toht and Jarvis, the author-illustrator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, evoke all the rituals of decorating the tree — digging out boxes jam-packed with ornaments and tree trimmings, stringing tinsel, and, at long last, turning on those twinkling lights. Joyously drawn and rhythmically written, this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday season is as merry as the tradition it depicts.

A festive read-aloud brimming with all the joy and excitement of Christmastime — beginning, of course, with picking out a tree! 
The 411:

This adorable book illustrated by Jarvis reads almost like a how to guide or tutorial about Christmas trees. 

We follow one families actions as they select the perfect tree, make room for it in the house, water it, decorate it and finally showcase the not just a tree anymore but a Christmas Tree! 

Reads beautifully, like a song. Perfect for reading out loud. Make this book part of your family traditions.

Red & Lulu by Matt Tavares

Red and Lulu make their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. It shades them in the hot months and keeps them cozy in the cold months, and once a year the people who live nearby string lights on their tree and sing a special song: O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree. But one day, something unthinkable happens, and Red and Lulu are separated. It will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it’s just the season for miracles. . . . From Matt Tavares comes a heart-tugging story combining the cheer of Christmas, the magic of New York City, and the real meaning of the holiday season: how important it is to be surrounded by love.

Separation and miles cannot keep a determined cardinal from his loved one in an ode to serendipity and belief that is destined to be a new Christmas classic. 
The 411:

This is a beautiful story of Red & Lulu two cardinals who nest in a big beautiful tree. They love Christmas time most of all because they love listening to the people sing "O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, They leaves are so unchanging."  Until one day the tree is on a truck heading to who knows where with Lulu still in it. We follow Red as he flies frantically trying to keep up with their tree and Lulu. He loses her for days until he finally hears their song in Rockefeller Center. I loved this book so much and will display it in my shelf every Christmas.

To Purchase:

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