Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

What a Family!

Friday, January 23rd, 2009
written and illustrated by Rachel Isadora
This unique book offers a fun introduction to the complexities of extended family relationships. Keeping it simple, Isadora emphasizes physical characteristics shared by different family members to show how they are related. Large, dynamic, and humorous pictures invite readers to look and compare the family in the book with their own. A family tree, complete with pictures, is included on the end papers. Recommended for ages 3-10.

Dog Food

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
written and illustrated by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers
This is a hilarious book in which the illustrations are 100% edible. Children will delight in naming the different fruits and vegetables used and in discovering the uniqueness of even the most common food item. And if your older children have a creative turn of mind, set them loose in trying to re-create some of the images. Recommended for all ages.

Discover and Explore

Friday, August 29th, 2008
by Rosemary Wells, illustrated by Michael Koelsch
Discover and Explore
Part of the Get Set for Kindergarten series, this is a compilation of fun natural history lessons written in narrative form. Accompanying each picture are activities and additional questions so your little one can apply the lessons to his or her own life. The whole series is a great way to introduce your child to what they will be learning in school. Recommended for ages 4-6.

How Much is a Million?

Friday, August 22nd, 2008
by David M. Schwartz, illustrated by Steven Kellogg
How Much is a Million?
How big would a gold fish bowl have to be to hold one million fish? What about one billion? What about one trillion? Discover these fasinating facts in this refreshing view of mathematics. Kelloggs pictures are detailed and imaginative to make the math come alive. Recommended for ages 4-8.