Saturday, October 8, 2016

From Story Time: The Letter D

READ IN BOOK BABIES

Written by Steve Smallman
Illustrated by Sean Julian
Good Books, 2012.  Picture Book.

Little bear's dad does lots of things -- some he's great at (building sandcastles, helping him feel safe) and some not so much (camping, cooking).  But bear realizes there is nobody else like his dad and that he wants to be just like him when he gets big!  Little ones will enjoy the soft and cozy illustrations and rhyming text.




READ IN MONDAY NIGHT STORY TIME

By Charlie Alder
Running Press Kids, 2015.  Picture Book.

Daredevil Duck is brave!  Except when he's not.  Because Daredevil Duck wants to be brave, but he's actually afraid of just about everything, and the other ducks tease him.  When his friend mole is desperate for help (his balloon is stuck in a tree!), Daredevil Duck comes to the rescue and discovers that he's braver than he thinks.  This is a great story to help kids find their own strengths and gain self confidence.




READ IN TODDLER TIME

By Chris Tougas
Owl Kids, 2014.  Picture Book.


Ninjas go to daycare too?  Six little ones are dropped off by their parents, and before you know it -- KABOOM!  KAPOW!  It's a ninja riot!  Master reminds them that "it's time for you to all reflect on honor, kindness, and respect."  Poor Master is in tears before one little ninja finally helps his friends remember Master's mantra.  Soon all of the ninja boys and girls are working together to get things picked up.  Energetic illustrations and rhyming text make for an entertaining read aloud!


READ IN PRESCHOOL TIME

By Jack Tickle
Tiger Tales, 2015.  Picture Book.

Dizzy the Dinosaur is BIG, red, and polka-dotted!  Readers tickle, shake, and scare poor Dizzy, but soon realize that Dizzy just needs a little love and a big kiss. Tickle has created a colorful, interactive read aloud in Meet Dizzy Dinosaur, offering a great way to get your kids involved in the reading process.




READ IN PRESCHOOL TIME

Written by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Mark Teague
The Blue Sky Press, 2015.  Picture Book.

In classic Yolen style, this addition to the How Do Dinosaurs... series covers every safety topic under the sun.  From climbing and jumping on beds, to bike helmets, crossing the street, stranger danger, and dialing 911, this fun story can be a great conversation starter with your kids about safety.  And of course, Teague's amazing dinosaur illustrations are hysterical and informative (don't forget to look for the scientific dinosaur name somewhere in each picture!).  Without a doubt, another Dinosaur story success!




READ IN MONDAY NIGHT CUENTOS

Si yo tuviera un dragón
Written by Amanda Ellery
Illustrated by Tom Ellery
Lectorum Publications; Bilingual edition, 2006.  Picture Book.

Morton doesn't want to play with his little brother.  He wishes his brother was something more exciting.  Like a dragon!  He imagines all of the fun things they could do together, such as playing basketball, going swimming, playing hide and seek, but he soon realizes that a giant dragon can't do those things very well.  Especially when this fire-breathing dragon tries to...WHISTLE.  Maybe his little brother isn't so bad after all?  Bilingual text on every page makes this fun book a great opportunity for both English- and Spanish-language learners.





READ IN FRIDAY CUENTOS

By Martín Morón
Ediciones Lea, 2015.  Picture Book.

De la mano de los pequeños dinosaurios, los más chiquitos podrán conocer sus aventuras y travesuras a través de divertidos textos.


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