Children's Books for Parents and Teachers - book reviews and suggestions for parents and teachers.
61T55s4qWxL
By: Patricia J. Wynne
Publisher: Dover Publications

Seashells on the sand, peacocks in flowering magnolia trees, and butterfly fish in elkhorn coral. Thirty-one original designs present spectacular combinations of natural elements — from flora to fauna — in eye-opening, full-page patterns. Illustrations are printed on only one side of the perforated pages for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, NatureScapes and other Creative Haven® coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Previously published as NatureScapes.

Order this book from AMAZON.com

61caVZurczL
By: Jenean Morrison
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Enjoy a creative collaboration with one of today’s top surface and textile designers. Jenean Morrison brings her fresh, modern, intricate designs– you bring the color! 50 original patterns and designs for coloring! Repeat patterns, florals, geometric and abstract prints. Artwork is on the front of the pages only; backs of the pages are blank. Colorists of all ages will enjoy these designs!

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51SxRgQvhOL
By: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Chris Grabenstein, author of the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of the I Funny series with James Patterson, celebrates the power of imagination with this action-packed adventure that shows that sometimes the real story starts after you close the book!   What if your favorite characters came to life? Billy’s spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there’s Dr. Libris’s private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51QocSK7G1L
By: Suzanne Selfors
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Someone or something is stealing from the peaceful residents of Buttonville. But is the thief from the real world…or the imaginary one? Ben and Pearl are about to find out. When they report for duty at Dr. Woo’s, Mr. Tabby hands them a bucket and a shovel — for the collection and proper disposal of dragon droppings — and directs the apprentices to the hospital’s roof. Soon, they come face-to-snout with the dragon that lives there and find a pile of proof that he is the thief.Before Ben and Pearl …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51c7psOOByL
By: Suzanne Selfors
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pearl Petal and Ben Silverstein can’t wait for their first official day as apprentices of Dr. Woo, veterinarian for imaginary creatures. That is, until they are tasked with clipping the sasquatch’s toenails. Gross!Then Pearl spots a monster in the lake behind the hospital. Even though they were told not to leave the building for any reason, Pearl sets off for a closer look, with Ben trailing cautiously behind.The outing goes awry when Ben is captured by the creature and held hostage on an island in the middle of the lake. …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51DQ84jJb8L
By: Matthew Lore
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Rubberneckers finally puts an end to on-the-road ennui, whether you’re road tripping, field tripping, or just facing the morning commute. Crack open this box of glossy cards and let the fun begin! A combination of games all of us have played at some point in our driving and riding careers, Rubberneckers is nothing but a good time, no matter how old you are. Just think, there are 200 million cars in America. That’s half a billion bored riders or a staggering 20 billion bottles of beer on the wall. Thank …

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51AJVrbWSKL
By: Rebecca Sugar
Publisher: Cartoon Network Books

Introducing the Crystal Gems from Steven Universe!   The Crystal Gems—Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl—are three of the toughest heroes on earth. They are also mentors to Steven Universe, a gem/human hybrid boy whose mother was a great Gem leader. This guide, told from Steven’s point-of-view and written by the show’s very own creator, Rebecca Sugar, is packed with facts about the Crystal Gems’ powers, abilities, and origins, It also includes original art and a special introduction from Rebecca Sugar. This book is a must-have for any Steven Universe fan!

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51HQXs-ZO8L
By:
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan

In these Easter-themed stories, preschoolers can fill in the blanks with 140 stickers featuring pictures with corresponding words. Plus, each story is accompanied by a coordinating coloring page. It’s the perfect introduction to reading – as well as a great Easter basket goodie!

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51x6of1NYaL
By: Geoff Edgers
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story?  Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was…? book.  Readers will learn about their childhoods in Liverpool, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up.  It’s all here in an easy-to-read narrative with plenty of black-and-white illustrations!

Order this book from AMAZON.com

51IImRTs3QL
By: Alex Brian
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Ever wondered how the life of a Zombie Villager would be? In this book, you will meet a Zombie Villager and get to know if zombie villagers are any different than us. Do they have a heart? Do they have feelings? Well, only a zombie villager could answer this question! If you are a Minecraft fanatic, you would definitely want to know more about what it takes to be a Zombie Villager. This diary written by a Zombie …

Order this book from AMAZON.com