Children's Books for Parents and Teachers - book reviews and suggestions for parents and teachers.
51mn3f9kWKL
By: Evan Kuhlman
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

One new brother—assembly required. A “page-turner filled with fun, intrigue, and suspense” (Kirkus Reviews) from the author of The Last Invisible Boy.Matt Rambeau is officially a big brother—to a robot! Matt’s super-computer-genius dad is always getting cool tech stuff in the mail, but the latest box Matt opens contains the most impressive thing he’s ever seen: a bionically modified lifeform that looks human and calls Matt “brother” (in French)! Norman turns out to be a bit of an attention hog and a showoff, but Matt’s still psyched to have a …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51ND7G34VRL
By: Eric A. Kimmel
Publisher: Holiday House

Stories About Saints and Animals.Twelve remarkable men and women cared for animals with faith and compassion.

Order this book from AMAZON.com

61-ZM8nGb7L
By: Jessie Ann Foley
Publisher: Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.

ALA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Chicago Weekly Best Books of 2014 Winner, The Michael L. Pritz Award Winner, 2014 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014 Finalist, William C. Morris Award It’s 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she’ll ever …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

5172g1PR5RL
By: Natalie Shaw
Publisher: Simon Spotlight

Olivia has lots of love—and even more imagination—to share in this Valentine’s Day story.It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and Olivia is determined to make the very best possible valentines for all of her friends and family. Each valentine is made with extra special care and is personalized just for its recipient. What could be sweeter?OLIVIA™ Ian Falconer Ink Unlimited, Inc. and © 2013 Ian Falconer and Classic Media, LLC

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51q7AE75WAL
By: Caroline Crosson Gilpin
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

Learn all about George Washington, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the historians of tomorrow!National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. 

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51DOfFzUc3L
By: Katheryn Russell-Brown
Publisher: Lee & Low Books

Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family s Majestic radio. At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument. By the time she was a teenager, Melba s extraordinary gift for music led her to the world of jazz. She joined a band led by trumpet player Gerald Wilson and toured the …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51Esw6Y0cgL
By: Ridley Pearson
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Fans of the Kingdom Keepers will devour this captivating stand-alone …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

517EGQwneuL
By: Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.It was Valentine’s Day in New Mouse City, and I couldn’t wait to celebrate! I had sent valentine cards to all my friends and family members.But when I opened my mailbox on the morning of February 14th, it was empty! Had everyone forgotten about me? Was I destined to spend Valentine’s Day alone in my mousehole, sobbing, with …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

61SOoQPXwmL
By: Lucille Colandro
Publisher: Cartwheel Books

There was an Old Lady who swallowed things over and over, and now she’s come back to swallow a clover!She’s back! That lovely old lady has returned just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Now she’s swallowing items to make the perfect rainbow to hide a pot of gold.

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51DIR9BP4tL
By:
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Let’s go, Octonauts!The Octonauts are out on the reef when a scary whitetip shark attacks the GUP-A! A tiny pilot fish offers to lend a fin, giving Barnacles a brilliant idea: Pilot fish get their food by eating gunk off of things, and whitetip sharks offer pilot fish protection in return for cleaning their teeth. Maybe all this whitetip shark needs is a friend. Octonauts, let’s do this!

Order this book from AMAZON.com