5 picture books my kids keep coming back to. Wonderful for your own family or for gifting.
A young girl doesn’t have the ingredients at home to make an apple pie, so she embarks on a whirlwind tour around the world to gather her (rather common) ingredients. She gets wheat from Italy, and sugar-cane from Jamaica. A fancy French hen delivers the needed egg, the milk comes from a British cow, and the cinnamon comes all the way from Sri Lanka! Age 5 and up.More info →
“One day in class, Duncan went to take out his crayons and found a stack of letters with his name on them.” Duncan’s crayons write him a series of letters to plead their cases for better treatment, and the result is beautiful--and hilarious. All my kids, ages 3 to 10, love to hear this one read aloud. They die laughing at the peach crayon every time. Just read it--you’ll see what I mean.More info →
“I used to only play princess until Mommy showed me pictures and told me stories of real, great women....” Instead of the usual, this little girl dresses up as some of history’s great women: from aviator Amelia Earhart to jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, scientist Marie Curie to Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor, there’s something--and someone--in these pages to capture every young girl’s imagination.More info →
“Good morning,” said the scissors to the pencil. “What shall we do today?” “Let’s make rabbits,” said the pencil. And so the pencil drew a rabbit, the scissors made one out of scraps of paper, and what happens next will surprise you. This is a great book, although let’s be honest: adults will think the ending’s kind of dumb. Read it anyway.More info →
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