Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Best New Books for Kids Ages 3-8

Best New Books for Kids Ages 3-8

Want to get lost in a story with your little reader? Check out the best new books for kids ages 3-8.
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photos.cAdd to your little one’s personal library with one of these best new books for kids
A Little Bit of Oomph
By Barney Saltzberg
Ages 3 and older
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Imaginations run wild with endless possibilities in this latest release from author Barney Saltzberg. What, exactly, can happen when you put your all into everything? Well, just about anything! And an open mind and passion heart can inspire the world. Playful illustrations, vibrant colors and a variety of options like flaps to lift and tabs to pull make busy little readers happy. A winner all around!
Cub’s Big World
By Sarah L. Thomson; Illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Ages 4-8
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In this beautifully illustrated story, Cub, who has enjoyed the soft, warm comfort of his mother during hibernation, decides to venture out into the big world. When he can’t find Mom, he instead encounters other creatures and situations—scary ones—in an attempt to find her. In the end, they reunite and Mom vows to not turn Cub loose in the big world until he, too, is big. A sweet story to share with your little cub.
Lifetime
By Lola M. Schaefer; illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Ages 5-8
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More than just a book of numbers, Lifetime is a fascinating book offering incredible insight into different animal and insect species. Putting things into perspective, facts like how many sets of antlers a caribou will grow and shed in a lifetime (10) or how many roosting holes a woodpecker will drill in its lifetime (30) make learning fascinating and fun. Wonderful illustrations accompany each fact, and in the back is an index offer further reading on each of the species mentioned. A fascinating addition to the curious reader’s library.
I’m a Frog
By Mo Willems
Ages 6-8
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A most high-strung Gerald the Elephant is quite confused when his pal Piggie declares that he is now no longer a pig, but instead a frog. Gerald, unable to wrap his head around how, why and when this happened, begins to fret, afraid he too may become a frog! When Piggie reassures him that it’s all just pretend, Gerald learns to cut loose a little and try himself out as another animal. A cute story about the fun of make believe!
X Why Z
Time for Kids
Ages 3-6 years
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For the questioning kid (you know the one: “Are we there yet? Why is the sky blue? How much do I weigh? How much do YOU weigh? Why do pigs oink?”), here’s your chance to knock out all of the most pressing ones in one easy read! X Why Z, from Time for Kids, is chock-full of copious amounts of answers to the most curious  of questions about the human body, history, outer space and much more. So next time your inquisitive kid asks, “Where do goosebumps come from?” or “Why to rubber ducks float?” or “Why is the Earth round?”, hand them their very own copy filled with all the answers they could ever hope for to questions they could ever think to ask!
Winter is for Snow
By Robert Neubecker
Ages 3-5
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Cold. Some people love it, others don’t. Such is the case when a brother-sister duo debate the top of winter. Brother loves it! After all, it’s the season of snow! And sledding! And penguins! But Sister isn’t so fond of the damp, cold air and all of the clothes that need to be worn; frankly, she’d rather just stay inside. Until… she’s won over by the endless list of fun and games and friends that wintertime brings! An energy-filled story to celebrate the season!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

The biggest book of the year will hit stores on November 5th!




Greg Heffley’s on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg’s life destined to be just another hard-luck story?