Children's Books for Parents and Teachers - book reviews and suggestions for parents and teachers.

Search Results for ''

41soaGXALCL
By: Douglas Wood
Publisher: Scholastic Press

Powerhouse team Douglas Wood and Jon J Muth present a sequel to Old Turtle, the award-winning wisdom tale of peace and love for the earth.In this profoundly moving fable, the earth & all its creatures are suffering, for the people will not share their Truth, which gives them happiness & power, with those who are different from them. Then one brave Little Girl seeks the wisdom of the ancient Old Turtle, who sees that the people’s Truth is not a whole truth, but broken. Old Turtle shows the girl the …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

619esdSg3VL
By: Liz Lee Heinecke
Publisher: Quarry Books

At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own kitchen, it’s simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using everyday ingredients. Science can be as easy as baking. Hands-On Family: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities groups. Kitchen Science Lab for Kids will tempt families to cook up …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51iGfAvT2dL
By: Mary D. Lankford
Publisher: HarperCollins

Ethiopian fringed umbrellas; star-shaped Filipino parol lanterns;candlelit Swedish St. Lucia crowns-Mary Lankford bringstogether Christmas traditions from twelve different lands,like decorations on a splendid tree.

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51YGrS6yevL
By: Matthias Arégui
Publisher: Candlewick

Which came first? No words are necessary in this beautiful, artfully humorous book, in which every turn of the page offers a surprise.Everyone knows that a tiny acorn grows into a mighty oak and a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. But in this clever, visually enchanting volume, it’s also true that a cow can result in both a bottle of milk and a painting of a cow, and an ape in a jungle may become an urban King Kong. Just as day turns into night and back again, a many-tiered cake …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51cBuwshfFL
By: Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

From the Author (Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen): “For twenty years we have rehabilitated a wide variety of wild critters, from fawns, foxes, skunks, and crows to opposums, raccoons, rabbits, and owls. Some of the animals were injured adults, others were orphaned babies, but all of them were in need of a little help to get them back into the wild. Growing up on a farm, as well as my training as an animal technician, prepared me for many of the medical situations that arose. Gijsbert took every opportunity to sketch, paint, …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51x7sxsLpuL
By: Janis Herbert
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation’s history to life. Fascinating sidebars tell of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, the adventures of nine-year-old drummer boy Johnny Clem, animal mascots who traveled with the …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51CXotDao6L
By: Todd Davis
Publisher: Running Press Kids

Updated for 2013, readers can easily relive the course of American history through a detailed timeline, more than 50 vivid photographs and illustrations, information about each president’s term in office, and the major political issues of each era.

Order this book from AMAZON.com

61LPRFHEvpL
By: Karina Schaapman
Publisher: Dial

Beatrix Potter meets I Spy in this detailed and charming storybook adventure Best friends Julia and Sam are mice who live in the Mouse Mansion.  When they’re together they find all sorts of adventures—and all kinds of trouble! Come with them as they discover a secret hiding place, greet the ragman, and learn to make pancakes. There is a shop that sells everything and a box full of treasure. And—oh no!—there might even be a rat!  The Mouse Mansion is always …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

61YzC14EpZL
By: Rebecca McCarthy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

It’s Christmas in LEGO® City!A few crooks are coming up with a plan to steal all the presents at the LEGO City town tree. After several days of hilariously unsuccessful attempts–Christmas Eve has arrived and the crooks make their last attempt to steal all the presents. They creep towards the tree in the dark only to find themselves in the middle of the tree lighting ceremony! The tree is lit, the crooks are carted off to prison, and Christmas is saved!

Order this book from AMAZON.com

510GUf7Uf3L
By: Antonie Schneider
Publisher: NorthSouth

Benjamin Bear is so impatient for Christmas to come. To help the time pass more quickly, his mother tells him that every day when he opens a door on his Advent calendar she’ll tell him a story–“”twenty-four stories all about another little bear and his long, arduous journey to Bethlehem. The little bear, led by a glittering star, meets many others on his travels across hot deserts, snowy mountains, and through dark, lonely nights. His adventures, filled with acts of heroism and kindness and many small miracles, show him the …

Order this book from AMAZON.com