Talk to any little kid and they will eagerly share the events of their day. The mundane things turn into exciting adventures and harrowing experiences because they see the joy in life. Their imaginations flow wildly and are free of reason; things don’t have to make sense to them. Yet, they intuitively understand what’s logical, but refuse to be inhibited by it. Books are engaging and instrumental in developing a kids imagination. They inspire ideas, foster storytelling, and spark unlimited artistic growth.
Here are a few new books that are perfect for young minds to enjoy. They range from ages one to eight, but will be loved by kids of all ages.
In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets and mesmerized by Internet videos, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And perhaps it is – until you learn to look closer . . . and closer . . . and closer . . . and you’re suddenly in a world that only you can imagine.
With soft, warm storytelling and stunning, whimsical illustrations, Book embarks the reader on an imaginative journey through the literary lands of fact and fiction, a world where passwords, viruses, and broken screens can’t stop a young boy’s earnest quest for truth. Join in this celebration of literature, scrape the skies of opportunity, traverse the forests of what-could-be, free the powers of knowledge, and discover once again why the humble book is anything but ordinary.
This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children’s books-John Newbery himself. While most children’s books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules, John Newbery imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories, science, and games. He believed that every book should be made for the reader’s enjoyment. Newbery-for whom the prestigious Newbery Medal is named became a celebrated author and publisher, changing the world of children’s books forever. This book about his life and legacy is as full of energy and delight as any young reader could wish.
Don’t Touch This Book
Meet Larry. He’s a loveable monster who likes to be in control of the situation and perhaps doesn’t like to do a lot of sharing. He doesn’t even what you to touch his book, but after some consideration, he’ll allow you to touch his book, but only with one finger. Throughout the book, he’ll get you doing silly things, like acting like a robot or roaring like a dinosaur. The pages are full of color and Larry is adorable.
Pete With No Pants
Meet Pete. Pete is gray. He’s round. And he’s not wearing any pants. So Pete must be a boulder. Or is he a pigeon? Or a squirrel? Or a cloud? Join Pete in his quest to answer the world’s oldest question: Why do I have to wear pants? Wait, that’s the second oldest. Born from the one-of-a-kind imagination of Rowboat Watkins, this hilarious book is about finding out who you are. It features a satisfying and touching ending that will encourage young readers to be true to themselves as it reminds the adults in their lives to support them no matter what.
Disclosure: Raincoast provided me with these books to share with my readers. All opinions are my own.