March 2017

Du Iz Tak?

Author: Carson Ellis


Summary: Carson Ellis weaves a magical story of a tiny seedling growing in a backyard filled with an assortment of bugs. Between the multiple stories happening on each page and the mysterious language spoken by the bugs, your child is sure to be captivated! Oh my goodness…I fell in love with this book the second I read it, and I know your kids will too!

Recommended Ages: 5 to 10 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This is the perfect book to demonstrate how using visual clues can help you "read" and decipher the story.

Extension Activities: Have fun with the book activity guide. Click here!


Author: Britta Teckentrup


Summary: Follow the wise, old owl, who sits in the middle of the tree, and takes the reader on a journey through all four seasons. Kids will sure to love the changes in color, and animals that appear through each turn of a page.

Recommended Ages: 3 to 7 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This is a great book to introduce each season and discuss how they are different. It can also be used to review colors and animals that appear in each season.

Bunny's Book Club

Author: Annie Silvestro

Illustrator: Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Summary: Bunny loves books…so much so that he finds a secret way into the library in order to read books all night long. Pretty soon, Bunny’s friends start following him into the library. Will their secret read-a-thons be discovered?

Recommended Ages: 4 to 7 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This is a great book to use to talk about the magic of libraries and getting your own library card.

The Night Gardener

Author: Terry and Eric Fan (The Fan Brothers)


Summary: William lives on Grimloch Lane, and something strange is happening. Each night, a new tree is magically transformed into a beautiful creature. From elephants, to owls, to bunnies and dragons, crowds join together to celebrate these creations. Follow along with William as the town, and your child, learns to appreciate the beauty of nature.

Recommended Ages: 4 to 8 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This book can be used to talk about how one person does have the power to change a community..and the art of topiary.

Extension Activities: Check out the cool book activities! Click here!

Plant the Tiny Seed

Author: Christie Matheson


Summary: Christie Matheson has done it again! She has written another interactive and creative book to help get kids excited about the magic of planting a seed. Watch as your kids interact with the book to plant a seed, water the seed, and give the seed the warmth of the sun in order to grow. Smiles will be sure to grow with each turn of the page.

Recommended Ages: 3 to 7 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This is a fun and interactive way to practice following directions (press, count, clap etc.)

Extension Activities: Check out the extra book activities! Click here!

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