I’ve been reading a lot of great children’s books lately and want to tell you about three I recently enjoyed.
1. DON’T TURN THE PAGE by Rachelle Burk (Creston Books) – is a delightful PB about a young hedgehog named Sami who wants mama to read her a story as she gets ready for bed, but tries to prolong the routine by telling Mama “Don’t turn the page.” Sami’s curiosity makes her question what happens next as she peeks at the next page of the story. It’s the perfect tale for little ones who are reluctant to say goodnight.
2. EDGAR’S SECOND WORD by Audrey Vernick: This delightful PB tells the tale of a little girl who longs for a baby brother to play with and teach things to. When Edgar finally arrives, Hazel is disappointed because he can’t talk or do much of anything until one day when he learns his first word. It is NOT what Hazel expected at all! A charming story for any child waiting for a sibling to be big enough to play with.
3. JUNIPER BERRY by M. P. Kozlowsky: This MG novel is a spooky and engaging tale of a lonely girl whose famous acting parents are acting even stranger than usual. Once loving and attentive, they’ve now forgotten Juniper is even around. One day she finds them sneaking out after dark toward an old, sinister looking tree. What is it about that tree – and the blackbird that lives in it – that makes her parents behave so strangely? Juniper is determined to find out, before it’s too late.
Check out these books and all the other wonderful titles that can be found at your local library or bookstore. Start the school year off with a great story!