Posts Tagged ‘book suggestions’

What to read when

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Chances are you’ve heard a lot about the benefits of reading with your child from birth.  Reading with your child provides an opportunity for quiet bonding time, is a great winding down ritual at bedtime, enhances language development and can improve a child’s memory.  And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

But while everyone from your mom to your neighbor to the receptionist at your pediatrician’s office can tell why you should read with your child, no one seems to be able to tell you what to read.  These resources will give you a jump start on picking fun, age appropriate books, whether you’re reading with your child or they’re big kids reading on their own.

More books to help you find what to read when!  Also check out these websites and our How to Choose Books for Kids explore guide!

Vroom Vroom!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Kids won’t sit still?  These fun action rhymes will entertain them.

Twinkle, Twinkle Traffic Light (tune:  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Twinkle, twinkle traffic light, (open & close hands)
Standing at the corner bright. (rest elbow on opposite arm)
Red means stop (palm out), green means go, (wave hands)
Yellow means to drive real slow. (pretend to steer car)
Twinkle, twinkle traffic light, (open & close hands)
Standing at the corner bright. (rest elbow on opposite arm)


C-A-R (tune:  Bingo)
I have a bright red shiny car, I’m driving it today-o!
C-A-R, beep beep!  C-A-R, beep beep!  C-A-R, beep beep!
I’m driving it today-o!
(repeat 3 times with claps for the letters)

More books about cars, trucks, and things that go!  And don’t forget to join us every Saturday morning at 11:00 for Saturday Tales!

Biographies Kids Will Want to Read!

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Seems like every year one teacher or another gives a biography assignment.  If you’re looking for a great kid-friendly biography, look no further.

Reserve it!

More biographies for kids! Or, if you need to write a report on a person of interest, check out our Biographies explore guide to get started on your research!

Best Scary Books for Bigger Kids

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

So your little ones loved the Not-Too-Scary books, and now your school age kids want something that will raise the hair on the backs of their necks?  We’ve got just what you’re looking for!

More ghost stories, haunted houses, and recommendations from Miss Susan!

Bedtime blues

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Is bedtime a constant struggle?  Reading a few books before bed is a great way to get the kiddies calm and ready for slumber.

More great bedtime books!

And if you’re still fighting the good fight, these books for grownups will give you some tips to get your child to bed once and for all!

More help getting your child to sleep!

Worth 1,000 Words

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Here are a few picture books with beautiful illustrations. Oh, and the stories are good too!

Or check out some of our other new picture books.

Best Books for Boys

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Check out our full list of Suggested Books for Boys or browse Adventure Stories, Funny Stories, Non-Fiction, Realistic Fiction & Sports Stories.

From Book to Big Screen

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Read the book, then watch the movie!

What’s your favorite book-to-movie pairing? Tell us by commenting below!

Road Trip, Part 2

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Have your kids outgrown the License Plate Game? No worries! Keep them occupied during long car rides with these audiobooks.

Browse all Playaways for Kids.
(Note: Playaways are small mp3 players that have been preloaded with audiobooks.)

Browse all Audiobooks for Kids.
(Note: All audiobooks are available in CD format.)

What should we read?

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Looking for something fun and age appropriate to read this summer?  Check out our staff suggestions!

More books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers!

More books to read aloud!

More books for kindergarteners and first graders!

More books for second graders!

More books for third graders!

More books for fourth graders!

More books for fifth graders!