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Battle Picky Eating with ‘The Superheroes On Your Plate’

Battle Picky Eating with ‘The Superheroes On Your Plate’

The Superheroes On Your Plate Author: Tansy Boggon Illustrator: Emma Hay Foods Fight It Out To Be The Best It’s a very competitive contest as all of the foods from the food groups battle it out in ‘The Superheroes On Your Plate‘ by Tansy Boggon and Emma Hay. The fats begin the fight before the fruits jump into the spotlight. Next come the veggies and proteins and finally the grains take a stab at the top title. Before a winner…

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A Playful Pet Leaves Students Petrified in ‘Pterodactyl Show and Tell’

A Playful Pet Leaves Students Petrified in ‘Pterodactyl Show and Tell’

Pterodactyl Show and Tell Author: Thad Krasnesky Illustrator: Tanya Leonello Publisher: Flashlight Press A Silly Story About Show and Tell It’s show and tell day at elementary school and one little boy isn’t bringing in his favourite toy or an unusual knick-knack. Instead, he’s bringing in his pet pterodactyl! Causing chaos during art and music and mayhem at recess, the prehistoric creature follows the boy around as he goes about his regular day at school. In reading we sat quietly…

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Unpacking Big Emotions with ‘Badgie & Ming and the Angry Tent’

Unpacking Big Emotions with ‘Badgie & Ming and the Angry Tent’

Badgie & Ming and the Angry Tent Author: Julia Inserro Illustrator: Miro Tartan Publisher: Three Bean Press Assembling An Angry Tent In ‘Badgie & Ming and the Angry Tent‘, Ming, the pink flamingo, notices Badgie, the badger, setting up a tent and wonders what he’s up to. Badgie explains that he’s building an angry tent because he is mad. Ming patiently watches and offers to talk things out, but Badgie doesn’t feel like talking. Instead, Ming offers to lend a…

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Swing Into An Exciting Expedition In ‘Peculiar Primates’

Swing Into An Exciting Expedition In ‘Peculiar Primates’

Peculiar Primates: Fun Facts About These Curious Creatures Author: Debra Kempf Shumaker Illustrator: Claire Powell Publisher: Running Press Kids A Field Study on Primates Pack your passport! ‘Peculiar Primates: Fun Facts About These Curious Creatures‘ will take you on a field study across the globe to find out what sets each species apart. While all primates have brains, hands, and hair, they have so many other differences. Some primates build a nest each night, while others sleep with tails twined…

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A Howling Good Time with ‘Dudley’s Day At Home’

A Howling Good Time with ‘Dudley’s Day At Home’

Dudley’s Day At Home Author: Karen Kaufman Orloff Illustrator: Renee Andriani Publisher: Flashlight Press Dudley’s Not Your Average Dog A boy and his mother head out of the house to run some errands, leaving the family dog, Dudley, at home. The boy, named Sam, wonders what Dudley gets up to when he’s home alone. His mother proceeds to list off all the usual things a dog might do to like eating, playing, and napping. While these seem like pretty usual…

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The Power of Intergenerational Friendships Shines in ‘Ms. Ruby and the Gigi Squad’

The Power of Intergenerational Friendships Shines in ‘Ms. Ruby and the Gigi Squad’

‘Ms. Ruby and the Gigi Squad: Friendship Comes In All Ages’ Author: Vickie Rodgers Illustrator: Vidya Valsudevan Themes: anti-ageism, intergenerational, friendship, seniors, grandparents, elderly Befriending A Lonely Senior ‘Gigi’, a grandmother, knows her elderly friend, Ms. Ruby, has been feeling sad and lonely lately. Gigi gathers her grandchildren, Avery, Caroline, Will and Cole, to come up with a plan to cheer her up. “She was a nurse for a long time and has cared for many people. She doesn’t have…

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‘Above The Clouds’ Soothes Thunderstorm Fears

‘Above The Clouds’ Soothes Thunderstorm Fears

‘Above The Clouds: What Really Happens in Heaven During A Thunderstorm’ Author: Stephanie Barton, Carley Barton, and Sue Milon Illustrator: Kelly Mengarelli Publisher: Many Seasons Press Themes: religious, thunderstorms, angels, fear and anxiety The Party Above The Clouds One dark and stormy night, a little girl named Grace is awoken by a loud thunderstorm. Her mother comes in to comfort her and tells her a reassuring story about what’s really happening way up in the sky. “It’s all right, Grace”,…

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Finding a Friend in ‘Cadence and Kittenfish: A Mermaid Tale’

Finding a Friend in ‘Cadence and Kittenfish: A Mermaid Tale’

‘Cadence and Kittenfish: A Mermaid Tale’ Author: Judith L. Roth Illustrator: Jaclyn Sinquett Publisher: Starry Forest Books Themes: mermaids, marine life, coastal, friendship, pets, kittens Finding A Friend Fit For A Mermaid After her mermaid sisters swim off for the day, little Cadence spends her time dancing with dolphins, pranking the fishermen, and exercising with the lighthouse keeper. Her life is busy but she feels like something is missing. One day, she sees a kindle of kittens tumbling around on…

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‘Meet The Snozzeralls’ an Anatomical Adventure for Kids

‘Meet The Snozzeralls’ an Anatomical Adventure for Kids

‘Meet the Snozzeralls’ Author: Karen HentonIllustrator: Sarah-Leigh Wills A Family of Face-Dwelling Creatures In ‘Meet the Snozzeralls‘ by author Karen Henton and illustrator Sarah-Leigh Wills, we’re introduced to a family of little green creatures called the Snozzeralls. The family of seven live in the face of a person where they get up to all sorts of adventures. In this picture book, Great-Great-Grandad McHooter is disturbed by a loud ruckus and sends the Snozzerall children on mission to find the source…

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Learn Yoga with ‘Let’s Make A Rainbow’

Learn Yoga with ‘Let’s Make A Rainbow’

‘Let’s Make a Rainbow: A Yoga Story For Kids’ Author: Susan E. RoseIllustrator: Timna Green Brighten a Rainy Day With Yoga On a dreary, rainy day, siblings Lily and Lee can’t go outside to play; so they decide to practice some yoga to cheer them up. “Come play with me, learn something new! Let’s discover what we can do. Yoga teaches you to be kind. It connects your body to your mind.” ‘Let’s Make A Rainbow’ by Susan E. Rose…

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