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Book of The Week

"How to Read to Grandma or Grandpa" by Jean Reagan, illus. by Lee Wildish

"How to Read to Grandma or Grandpa" by Jean Reagan, illus. by Lee Wildish

"This is a book every grandma and grandpa probably need to go ahead and buy to keep at your house for those times when your grandkids come over. It's quite humorous! Factual, too."

The bestselling writing and illustrating team of 'How To Babysit A  Grandma' and 'How to Babysit a Grandpa' are back! Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish's new book is just as sweet, silly, and smart as their last! I love this series and its sweet portrayal of an effortless and loving bond between the grandchildren and their grandparents. The young siblings empower the readers to navigate spending time with their grandparents and to take charge of their literacy and imaginative storytelling!

'Just Like Me' by Vanessa Brantely-Newton

'Just Like Me' by Vanessa Brantely-Newton

The book 'Just Like Me' by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, the author of 'Grandma’s Purse', is a collection of poetry filled with engaging mini stories about girls of all kinds: girls who feel happy, girls who feel sad, girls who feel scared, girls who feel powerful, girls who love their bodies and girls who don’t, country girls, city girls, girls who love their mothers, and girls who wish they had a father. With bright portraits in Vanessa’s signature style of vibrant colors and unique patterns, this book invites readers to find themselves and each other within its pages. 

'Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2'

'Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2'

"This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want." - Melinda Gates

'Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2' is the sequel to the New York Times bestseller inspiring girls and boys everywhere to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli,  take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories about extraordinary women from all over the world, featuring the adventures of women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé, Rosalind Franklin to J.K. Rowling

'Friends at the Firehouse' by Kayla Stark

'Friends at the Firehouse' by Kayla Stark

Cheerful and clever, 'Friends at the Firehouse' is my favorite new board book of  2020. This book makes me miss our weekly Whiz Kids Story Times SO MUCH! It is an adorable shaped board book with an innovative design that allows the book to open from the middle, inviting toddlers and young readers to explore the fun inside! The story follows the firefighters as they prepare for a big parade. When they realize their Dalmatian puppy is missing, they know they can't start until the find their furry friend! But where in the firehouse is the pup hiding? Lift-the-flaps to find out!

"Beautiful Oops" By Barney Saltzberg

"Beautiful Oops" By Barney Saltzberg

Where was this book when I was a kid? 

Beautiful Oops!" is an award-winning, best-selling, one-of-a-kind, interactive book for young readers. The message is simple: Not only is it okay to make mistakes, it is something to be celebrated!  But what makes 'Beautiful Oops!'  so successful is how it doesn't just tell you it's okay to make mistakes; it shows you! Author Barney Saltzberg takes readers on a journey through the transformation from mistake to something amazing through lift-the-flaps, pop-ups, overlays, bends, tears and holes. An accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it, turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator. Saltzberg does an amazing job showing how just changing your viewpoint, and thinking creatively, can make any accident into a new opportunity.

 

'How To Be A Person' by Catherine Newman

'How To Be A Person' by Catherine Newman

Where has this book been all my life?! Let's be honest, tweens don't want to listen to us. They want to be more self-sufficient but they don't want to ask for help! Brilliantly written in a graphic novel format and punctuated with humor, How To Be A Person enables and encourages kids to take charge of their own development. Earnest and hilarious, I love how this books flips effortlessly from thoughtful reasons why these life skills are important to ridiculous situations that you might need them.

'Love is My Favorite Thing' by Emma Chichester Clark

'Love is My Favorite Thing' by Emma Chichester Clark

Meet Plum, a sweet but mischievous dog who finds herself in an awful lot of trouble. This sweet tale of unconditional love is must-have for dog lovers; but it's lesson reaches much farther.  We all make mistakes and disciplining and disappointment are part of every parent-child relationship. Plummie's story is a sweet and silly way to show our children that we will ALWAYS love them, even when they make mistakes and get into trouble.