Splish-Splash is a delightful story that is sure to hold your little one’s interest and encourage lots of giggles. Nicola Smee uses repeated phrases and colorful drawings for this exciting adventure into the deep, blue sea.
Mr. Horse takes cat, pig, dog, and duck for a ride in his little boat. The water gets choppy and the waves get bigger. What will happen next?
In the book Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells, Nora, a middle child, is disappointed because her parents give all their attention to her siblings. When the house becomes very quiet, they realize Nora is missing. In the end, she returns with a noisy crash.
This rhyming book is very appealing to young readers.
Having Trouble Getting a Young Boy to Read? Try Stink!
Lately, while at the desk, I've had a lot of inquiries for books that will get a young boy (6, 7, 8 years old) reading. Moms and Grandmas all want to know. "My son/grandson can read [easy] books but he doesn't want to. Do you have something that will get them to read?!" If you want a bit more content than the Captain Underpants books... here's my secret weapon that I happened upon with my son. It is the series of books about Stink by Megan MacDonald.
Admit it: Sometimes, you get tired of reading adult books. Sometimes, you get tired of the drama and suspense, the family meltdowns and illicit affairs, the drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. Sometimes, you long to curl up with an old friend like Ramona Quimby or Encyclopedia Brown, and just escape into a world of sixth-grade crushes and hilarity-filled summer vacations. I know because I, too, am an adult who wants to read kid’s books. My advice to you: Go for it. There are tons of reasons adults should read kid’s books. Here are seven of them.
MCPL has a wonderful collection of picture books. One of my new favorites is a book titled The Flower Man by Mark Ludy. It is a wordless book; however, the pictures paint a very sweet and rich story about how a small gesture can have a huge impact on an entire community.
The 2013 Summer Reading Program has come to an end, and it has been a great success. This year, just like every year, I have had numerous parents come up and ask me for suggestions for a good book for their son. Finding a book for a boy can be difficult because there is a stereotype being passed around that boys don’t like to read. As a result of this false generalization, books in the Juvenile and Young Adult sections seem to be geared increasingly towards girls.
Reading comes easily now. It is second nature, and as adults, we pick and choose what we read throughout the day–the newspaper, the return address of some mail, signs, books, and products well-placed in a scene of your favorite movie. The process of seeing words, comprehending their meaning not only in the groups of letters we call words but the order of those words forming sentences, and gaining a whole understanding of whatever material it is that we’re reading doesn’t pose much of a challenge nowadays.
The Summer Reading Program is once again upon us, and watching children live out the adventures of their favorite fictional figures has caused me to reminisce about my favorite character when I was a kid,Dorrie the Little Witch. Dorrie, from the children’s series by Patricia Coombs, lives in a large house with the Big Witch (her mother) and Cook.