Posts Tagged ‘reading’

How many bugs can you count? From walking sticks to spittlebugs, dragonflies to katydids, discovering 10 bugs at a time, you just might see 100 bugs!

Little explorers will learn 10 different ways to count to 10, using 10 different kinds of bugs, and get all the way to 100 by the end of their adventure. With Suzanne Kaufman’s bright, whimsical illustrations and Kate Narita’s clever rhyming text, 100 Bugs! is part look-and-find, part learning experience, and all kinds of fun. 

This is a hardcover picture book that’s about the combinations of ten. And bugs. And flowers. This story offers a discovery on every page. Lovely illustrations and rhyming text, this is a cute book kiddos will enjoy. A valuable addition for school and family libraries. 

Kate Narita provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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The almost true story of Steve, a very scary fish.
 
Steve is not very big. His teeth aren’t very sharp. And even though he’s no Angel Fish, there are far scarier fish in the sea. So why are all the other fish so frightened of him?
 
This very funny story is full of real facts (mutualistic relationship between sharks and pilot fish) and introduces a range of sea creatures in a fun and appealing way. It’s also fun to read over and over again.

Megan’s underwater illustrations are simple but with that important detail that keeps a young listener interested and amused. The last page spread is the true part of the story explaining the relationship between pilot fish and sharks. A fun book and educational, too. This is Megan’s second picture book. I say it’s a charming book for ages 4-8. 

 

Kane Miller books are books kids love to read. Order online at Kane Miller Publishing’s shopping site Usborne Books & More.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Acclaimed singer/songwriter and poet Eric Ode joins forces with New York Times bestselling illustrator Ruth Harper in this gentle, stunningly beautiful homage to all things wetland. From raccoons to muskrats, frogs to heron, it’s a celebration of biodiversity, art, poetry and healthy ecosystems.

February 2019

A poetry book for younger kids definitely needs illustrations and Ruth Harper does a terrific job. Her illustrations are a great compliment to each poem. They set the scene for each poetry selection. The author, Eric Ode, has put together 18 short poems about the inhabitants of the wetlands. Readers can learn about what’s found in this ecosystem and enjoy the expressiveness that’s found in a poem. A wonderful book for ages 5 and up. 

Kane Miller books are books kids love to read. Order online at Kane Miller Publishing’s shopping site Usborne Books & More.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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For beginners and green-thumbed foodies, this unusually all-inclusive garden-to-kitchen cookbook is part lesson in gardening and part collection of healthy, delicious, kid-friendly recipes

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Plant, Cook, Eat!  is published by Charlesbridge Publishing. They offer “high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners.” 

Hardcover, 112 pages. Ages 7-10; Grades 2-5

The book starts with some gardening information and plant science for elementary students. The remaining book consists of several vegetables (I count 16 veggies) that are presented with basic how-to growing tips followed by one recipe that includes that veggie. Adult assistance is required for both the gardening and cooking instructions in this book.

I find the “plant” section of the book useful. The “Cook” and “Eat”,  not so much. Overall, the book didn’t meet my expectations. 

Charlesbridge provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Birdhouses come in all shapes and sizes, designed to suit different types of birds. Discover how they can provide much-needed shelter, explore how we can help our yards to become more bird friendly, and lift the flaps to find out more about your favorite feathered friends.

 

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Lift the flaps to find out facts about your favorite creepy crawlies! Then learn how to create your own sustainable environment for garden insects.
These are two wonderful books that are educational and entertaining. In a board book style, they are designed for older kiddos ages five and up. Both books introduce early learners to six birds/six bugs with facts, flaps, and fabulous illustrations. The last page is a guide to creating your own sustainable environment. Kane Miller books are books kids love to read.

Order online at Kane Miller Publishing shopping site Usborne Books & More

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Coloring and pop-ups, together at last!
 
First, color the animals in the eight double-page spreads. Then find the pop-up parts in the folder in the back of the book. Color them, then press them out. Fold and glue to the spreads as directed. Presto! You’ve made your own pop-ups!
 
The press-outs’ folder can be hidden once you’ve finished. It’s a great rainy day project, and lots of fun for kids – and parents!

Nicely done with images that are simple but interesting. The pages are just the right thickness for coloring and folding. A pocket in the back keeps pop-up parts stored until ready to complete. This is a great resource for kindergarten and first grade home school art or for family time fun. Highly recommend.

 

Order online at Kane Miller Publishing shopping site Usborne Books & More

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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★★★★★Recommend picture book. My three year old was attentive to this alternate retelling of the classic Prince and the Pauper story. It is a pleasant story that examines curiosity in a positive way. Gratitude is also expressed in this picture book. Easy rhyme text and sweet illustrations have made it an often requested read.

I received this book from the author to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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