Three Good Books for Kids
August 15, 2011
Please consider reading these books with your children, or have your children read them to you! I hope you will enjoy them! We've included a little bit about each for a bit of insight.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame illustrated by Scott Burroughs. For ages 3 and up.
The lyrics to the national pastime’s anthem make up the text of this cheerful board book. Two obviously excited children are going to the baseball game with their respective dads.
The illustrations are bright with primary colors and will appeal to children and adults. And the book is filled with sights and smells to be identified and discussed: pennants, popcorn, the stands, a bus, the players, the umpire and the giant foam hand that fans use to boast their teams’ #1 status. This book is fun to read AND to sing!
My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry, pictures by Mike Litwin. For school-age children.
Isabella chooses to emulate some of the 20th century’s most accomplished and ground-breaking women, among them Sally Ride, Rosa Parks and Marie Curie. I feel for Isabella’s mother; just as she accepts her daughter’s new identity, Isabella corrects her, for she has assumed another!
Isabella’s mom plays the game good-naturedly. After all, its’ hard not to encourage your child to be the kindest, smartest, bravest, fastest and toughest she can be!
Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett
Chameleon’s kinda lonely. He’s trying to make friends with the wrong creatures, or the wrong things, so he takes on the colors of a cockatoo, a sock, a boot, and a grasshopper. Luckily, there’s a chameleon in his future that is friendly and wears a skin of many colors. This book contains lots for parents and children to talk about: shapes, colors and feelings.
Thanks for reading,
Blue Ridge Branch