Fun Dragon Reads For Children

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Library Reads For August 2014:Back-to-School, Halloween, Folktale

Grade School Stories

There's No Place Like School: Classroom Poems

Fun poems about grade school. I particularly liked: Far Away, It’s Today?, Countdown to Recess, Not Fair.

A Pirate's Guide to Recess

A Pirate's Guide to First Grade

This School Year Will Be the BEST!

The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School

 

ZooZical

 Halloween Reads

Winnie the Witch

 

The House That Drac Built

The pictures are kind of creepy looking, but the reading is pretty light hearted. For a Halloween theme, it has a bright ending.

Never Kick a Ghost and Other Silly Chillers

Life Lessons From Folktales

The Mean Hyena: A Folktale from Malawi

This book teaches us that if we want to play a trick on someone, we can expect that somebody will play an even bigger trick on us!

 

The Beautiful Butterfly: A Folktale from Spain

Most butterfly stories tell of how the caterpillar blossoms into the butterfly, likening it to someone discovering their true potential. This folktale is lovely because it is about two characters who love each other and it surpasses the cliché stories about butterflies.

Cheery Children’s Collection for June 2014

The Three Musicians: A Children's Book Inspired by Pablo Picasso

 

The Frazzle Family Finds a Way

 

Bug and Bear

 

In New York

 

Birdie's Big-Girl Hair

 

Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase No Slurping, No Burping!: A Tale of Table Manners

 

Please, Louise

 

Love Monster

 

Prickly Rose

 

Why Do I Sing?: Animal Songs of the Pacific Northwest

 

Because I Stubbed My Toe

 

Maple

 

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Elephantantrum!

I came close in making a top 5 favorite, but couldn’t compromise. So here are my top 6 out of the 15!

In no special order:

  • Please, Louise

    Because I am working with Eden not being impressionable towards the scary and dreary. This story shows how books can help.

  • The Frazzle Family

    Because I can relate to being frazzled and forgetting. Plus, our household loves to sing about anything we might be doing that day.

  • In New York

    Because I loved the Illustrations. Then I loved how it was educating. Lastly, It made me want to visit New York even more…with my kids!

  • No Slurping, No Burping!

    Because I have seen it’s positive effects on my girls when we are eating. Aaannd, if I have to have another reason; I liked that it was the kids helping the adult.

  • Prickly Rose

    Because it shows how girls can be adventurous. Because it was about sisters.

  • Scarlatti’s Cat

    Because I learned something new. Because it was a story about a cat, and I’m not allowed to have a cat(thanks to husband’s request).

Scarlatti Harpsichord Solo: The Cat’s Fugue

 

 

 

 

 

Kid Books That are Funny, Thoughtful and Entertaining

How to problem solve conflicts between children

 

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Pure entertainment and funny!

 

Would I Ever Lie to You?

Portrays sarcasm in a funny way. Introduces in a joking, fun manner, the concept of karma (whatever goes around, comes around).

Having good humanity skills makes admirable leadership.

 

 

Richard Evan’s Quote Book

After breakfast I decided to pull the book, Richard Evan’s Quote Book off my shelf. Remarkably, the ones read seemed to be what was needed to start my day.

“I have taken my best pains not to laugh at the actions of mankind, not to groan over them, not to be angry with them, but to understand them.” -Baurch Spinoza

“Oh, the comfort the inexpressible comfort, of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts, nor measure words-but pouring them all right out-just as they are – chaff and grain together-certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them-keep what is worth keeping-and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.” -Dinah Maria Mulock

“Years ago I preferred clever people. There was a joy in beholding…a mind…bearing thoughts quickly translated into words, or ideas expressed in a new way. I find now that my taste has changed. Verbal fireworks often bore me. They seem motivated by self-assertion and self-display. I now prefer another type of person; one who is considerate, understanding of others, careful not to break down another person’s self-respect…My preferred person today is one who is always aware of the needs of others, or their pain and fear and unhappiness, and their search for self-respect…I once liked clever people. Now I like good people.” -Solomon Bennett Freehof

A Mind is Playing While a Story is Read

badgers

This is an enjoyable book because it teaches us to appreciate what we do have.

mudpuddle

Normally books I don’t like, aren’t posted. However, this one made it. The cover looks sweet doesn’t it? Along the way it is almost sweet, until the end. I feel like it teaches young kids it’s okay to throw things at people when you want them to go away. At the end of the book Eden replied, “That’s a sad story.”

sweepdreams

What a lovely book that captures fantasy and vivid imagination! It softly depicts humanity.

th

Stuart Murphy has a series of these books. To quote the inside of the sleeve, “I see I learn teaches important skills for school readiness and daily life: Social Skills-Emotional Skills-Health and Saftey Skills- Cognitive Skills.” This book looked so user-friendly I check-out every title the library had in stock. It was worth it. I liked them all and so did the kiddos.

therecessqueen

I would rather a cover look mean and crabby but then suprise you with it’s goodness. This great book teaches about playground etiquette.