BONUS BOOKS! More children’s books to add to your shelf


“Mystery of the Football Trophy” by Fred Bowen (Peachtree Publishing, 7 – 12 years old)

This book by prolific writer Fred Bowen combines two things intermediate readers love: football and a warm mystery. And while the story is fictional, there are also a lot of real mysteries here. This one will be a fantastic and fun read for sports fans and when they fall in love with it there are plenty more to try in Bowen’s Sports Story series.

“Clap for the Helpers” by Patty Michaels, illustrated by Jason Fruchter (Simon & Schuster, 3 – 6 years old)

With a built-in Daniel Tiger finger puppet (who applauds!), It’s really a great day in this neighborhood. It’s a wonderful way to teach children to express their gratitude to those who help us all, even mom and dad.

Explore Jewish culture with beautiful new books from Kalanoit.

“A snake, a flood, a hidden baby” Translated by Ilana Kurshan, illustrated by Emanuele Luzzati (6-11 years old)

Showcasing stories from the Hebrew Bible, the illustrations here are beautiful and fun and might inspire little readers to create their own collages.

“The Candy Man Mystery” by Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, illustrated by Christina Mattison Ebert (4 to 11 years old)

It is a wonderful introduction to synagogues for all children. Learn the roles of everyone involved in service, learn an important prayer (and how to sign it in ASL) and most importantly, see how caring for others spans generations.

More new tales from Kalanoit:

“The Rabbi and the Painter” by Shoshana Weiss, illustrated by Jennifer Kirkham

“My Israel and I” by Alice Blumenthal McGinty, illustrated by Rotem Teplow

“Construction site: the road team, coming soon! »By Sherri Duskey Rinker and AG Ford (Chronic books, 2 to 4 years old)

Get ready to read this one over and over again. These cool road construction vehicles will captivate little readers and make them look everywhere for their favorites.

“Construction site: the road team, coming soon!  »By Sherri Duskey Rinker and AG Ford

The Exploring Nature series from Happy Fox Books (ages 2-4) presents “Discovering the Hidden Forest World” and “Discovering Nature on the Mountainside” – both are cardboard books fashioned with amazingly detailed illustrations. I think these will be the favorites for years to come. They are great for preparing toddlers for a family hike or for teaching habitats to older preschoolers. The books are large and sturdy, with many tally points for interactivity.

The Exploring Nature series from Happy Fox Books

“The Fox and the Forest Fire” by Danny Popovici (Chronicle books, ages 5 to 8)

Forest fires are so often in the news. This beautifully illustrated story and the additional information parents can share can help children understand what is going on. The author here is a former wildland firefighter who tells a story of resilience found in people, animals and the earth itself.

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