story time rocks with these books for kids
Little readers can join their favorite Disney characters on adventures with the Disney Electronic Reader and 8-Book Library. They’ll love learning to read along with characters from their favorite Disney movies. The Disney Electronic Reader includes a collection of tales including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, the Incredibles, Mulan and more. Just choose the book and press the page number and they’ll hear hear the words they’re reading, along with fun sounds. Make their first steps in reading magical with a little help from a cast of Disney characters ready to read, motivate and have fun!
Just because they’re learning to read doesn’t mean they can’t learn SO much more, too! The Big Preschool Workbook really is big, we’re talkin’ 320 pages, filled with activities to develop skills like the alphabet, colors and shapes, numbers and early math. As they complete the activities, they’ll also learn how to follow directions in a colorful book filled with kid-friendly illustrations. The book is designed to grow with your little ones as they complete the pages, so they’ll find new challenges as they keep learning. Once they’ve completed all the activities, show off their hard work with an award certificate they’ll love!
Times have changed and we’ve all had to adjust to stay protected and keep safe. In Lucy’s Mask, Lucy really knows how to make the most of everything going on as she turns wearing a mask to start an adventure! Lucy might have to stay inside for a little, but her imagination has no bounds as she drifts far from her bedroom and far away. This children’s book helps kids understand their emotions and all of the fast changes that have affected their lives. Once they read how Lucy has taken to wearing a mask, they might just understand that they’re little heroes for wearing one, too!
This is an all-time classic picture book for good reason! The Very Hungry Caterpillar features beautiful illustrations and a captivating story for young readers. Follow along as the caterpillar literally eats its way through the pages and teaches them to count along the way. What won’t the little guy eat? They’ll have to read it and find out! There’s sure to be lots of giggles as they turn the pages to find new bright, colorful pictures that weave a tale that’s captured the hearts of kids since 1969!
Corduroy has only grown in popularity since it first debuted in 1968. The little bear in green overalls embarks on a big adventure through a department store in search of his missing button and a friend. This cherished children’s book is filled with illustrations your kids will love, and a story so imaginative that they’ll come back for more once they’ve finished. Corduroy is a story-time must have, and one you’ll definitely open up again and again.
Shel Silverstein has a magical way of telling a story, and The Giving Tree is a perfect example of his masterful form. Follow along as a little boy enjoys the joys of youth beneath a tree that loves him, and he loves back. As the boy grows, he longs for things too complex for the tree to provide. But, still, the tree finds a way to make the boy happy. How much will it give for his happiness? The open-ended nature of The Giving Tree gives you and your kids an opportunity to discuss what the story means to them and gain an understanding of how they think and feel as they understand the story. This may just become one of their favorites, and for good reason.
Every day is a great day to empower your little ones, and I Am Enough celebrates children and encourages them to reach for their goals…and beyond. This is a great book to read to your children, or to have them read aloud themselves, and feel the words they say. They’ll learn to love themselves, understand and appreciate others and find inspiration everywhere. Likewise, this is a great way to introduce young readers to similes, as used throughout the book. Whenever they need a pick-me-up or when you just want to make sure they know their worth, I Am Enough is a wonderful book to instill and champion self-esteem and give them the tools they can use to change the world around them.
Feast your eyes on The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs and find over 100 recipes that’ll whet their appetite for the culinary arts! Get ’em started with simple recipes that you can make with them, as they learn secrets of the kitchen, fun facts about cooking, how to cook using all different types of ingredients, how to measure, cooking safety and way more. They’ll apply everything they learn to craft delicious meals everyone can enjoy. If they have an interest in cooking or just have loads of questions whenever you’re making breakfast, lunch or dinner, hand ’em this book and give them the tools to create their very own tasty works of art.
Roland and Garg the Barbarian are setting out on an EPIC adventure in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. Will our heroes survive? Will they save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock? Will Roland finally get a clue? Your kids will laugh out loud and wanna stay up to see where the adventure takes them next. From the writer behind the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series comes a fantastic and ultra-imaginative story filled with awesome illustrations and a story they will love.
Shelly’s got a lot going on. Her parents have split, she’s starting a new school and she’s gotta start from scratch to make new friends. When Shelly finds a mysterious nautilus shell that summons the infamous Ursula, she makes a deal that brings her instant popularity! But at what cost? Before long, Shelly realizes she needs to figure out a way to get out of her deal with Ursula before it’s too late. This addition to the Disney Chills series takes young readers on a spooky journey that includes some familiar Disney faces and a lesson or two to be learned.
If being swept away to faraway lands is what they crave, then look no further than The Ickabog. Written by J. K. Rowling, who’s known for her wildly successful series Harry Potter, her latest novel takes readers to the tiny kingdom of Cornucopia and introduces a cast of memorable characters, an evil monster and a place where myth and truth interweave. Kids will love the full color illustrations and exciting plot by a beloved author known around the world. Open this one up during story time and just try to stop when the chapter ends. This is one book you’ll be coming back to again and again.