PreK Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle

My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle is a uniquely artistic book that allows toddlers and preschoolers to match the colors to the illustrations. What I disliked: This is a great book.  No criticisms. What I liked: I liked how it put the child in charge of the book.  The toddlers needed guidance,… Continue reading My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle

Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Nursery Rhyme Funtime

Nursery Rhyme Funtime is a fantastic pull-the-tab book filled with lively pictures and fun rhymes, perfect for preschoolers. What I disliked: Our toddlers loved them, but each time they tried to pull one of the tabs they inevitably ruined it.  Luckily there were many, and the book was high quality, but there's no way I… Continue reading Nursery Rhyme Funtime

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The Leaves are Falling One by One by Steve Metzger

The Leaves are Falling One by One by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Miriam Sagasti is a fun little book to the tune of "The Ants go Marching One by One."  It's near impossible to read the book without the tune, and the lyrics are pretty well composed. What I disliked: It's a fun nursery… Continue reading The Leaves are Falling One by One by Steve Metzger

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Who’s Seen the Scissors? by Fernando Krahn

Who's Seen the Scissors by Fernando Krahn is a wonderful book with absolutely no words.  The story is told completely with drawings, and it's fantastic.  I would suggest "reading" this book with your preschooler and letting them make up the words, or having an older child "read" it to a younger - it's interesting how… Continue reading Who’s Seen the Scissors? by Fernando Krahn

Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berentain is A Bright & Early Book intended for Beginning Readers. What I disliked: While there was only a word or two on each page, the words were difficult for my kindergartener - not easily sounded out (outside, going, etc.).  Then by the time my kindergartener made… Continue reading Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Becky's Favorite Books, Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Pinkalicious Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann

Eggstraordinary Easter is part of Victoria Kann's Pinkalicious series, a series of elementary books my daughter and I have loved reading.  It indicates ages 4-8, but I would read it aloud to that age group.  My daughter could read it independently closer to third grade without getting bored or frustrated, but by then she was… Continue reading Pinkalicious Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann

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The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie DePaola

The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie DePaola is a precious little story connecting a knight and a dragon.  Tomie DePaola writes and does the pictures himself, so they align closely and often times tell the story without even needing the words, making it perfect for preschoolers to start early reading skills - turn pages left… Continue reading The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie DePaola

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My Two Hands My Two Feet by Rick Walton

My Two Hands My Two Feet is a novel children's book by Rick Walton and Illustrated by Julia Gorton.  This book is written with fun poetic rhymes, with one half of the book focusing on hands and the other half focusing on feet.  In order to read the other half, the book has to be… Continue reading My Two Hands My Two Feet by Rick Walton

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A Place Called Kindergarten by Jessica Harper

A Place Called Kindergarten by Jessica Harper with pictures by G. Brian Karas is a sweet little story from the farm animals' point of view as their favorite little boys heads off for his first day of kindergarten. What I disliked: Nothing.  This is a sweet little book with cute pictures and a fun story line.… Continue reading A Place Called Kindergarten by Jessica Harper

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God, I Need to Talk to You about TALKING BACK by Susan K. Leigh

God, I Need to Talk to You about TALKING BACK by Susan K. Leigh is a short book biblically looking at the sass that sometimes comes out of our mouths.  I believe it is a part of the God, I need to talk to you series. What I disliked: That I forgot we had this copy at… Continue reading God, I Need to Talk to You about TALKING BACK by Susan K. Leigh