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Levine Books, 32 pages. Childhood polio and a horrific bus crash leave Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist, with a broken, suffering body. Does she cry forever? She transforms her pain into playful paintings teeming with fantastic skeletons, jaguars, devils, and monkeys.
Her courageous life is accurately portrayed in this richly emotional book, with poetic text, playful font, and surreal drawings.
Find Frida at your local library. Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman. Parents need to know that the topic of slavery is, and should be, disturbing, and young children will need help understanding. Harriet is in danger through much of the book. An inspiring tale of the construction of a landmark. Parents need to know that there is not much to be concerned about here, but some things may need explanation and context. The subject may be the building of the Empire State Building, but it takes place during the Great Depression, and your kids may want to know why children are scavenging for firewood in the streets of New York.
Families who read this book could discuss skyscrapers. Why do people want to build something so big and difficult to construct? Why do they inspire us?
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Why would people want such a dangerous job? Did you know that one tiny kernel of corn can produce up to 1, plants? Students learn about the contributions of Native American cultures in this simple, scientific explanation of how corn came to be. By the time the Pilgrims arrived in America, the Indians were harvesting corn and they used it in many ways. Find A Handful of Dirt at your local library. In this straightforward and clever book, a little boy shops with his mom and learns that what he buys and how he takes it home can have a big impact on the environment.
By including a reusable shopping bag, this book gives even the youngest readers a tool for reducing their carbon footprint. Find My Bag and Me! In this book, kids will get a first glimpse of how their everyday observations are connected to the larger life of the planet.
Although the concepts are complex, children will get a rudimentary explanation of the orbit, rotation and tilt of planet Earth, gravity, why we have seasons, and what happens as day turns into night. Vocabulary is simple for early readers, but because the scientific concepts are complex, some adult explanation will be welcome.
Find On Earth at your local library. Who knew that something that surrounds us every day could be so fascinating? Using watercolor artwork and poetic free verse, the author explains what dust is, the different kinds of dust, its many sources pollen, house dust, dust storms, fires, volcanic ash , and how dust colors the sunsets that we see. There is a two-page section at the end of the book with additional information that will require adult explanation.
Jones is a teacher who sets a good example for kids by sorting his trash to learn the value of recycling. The series also features a helpful section at the back of each book for parents and teachers, suggesting ways to teach the concepts more effectively. Find Why Should I Recycle? A delightful cast of dinosaur characters helps children learn about healthy habits. They send important messages about exercising your mind and body, and taking care of yourself and your friends. Simple text and photographs inform young readers about the safest way to enjoy themselves at the swimming pool.
Find Safety at the Swimming Pool at your local library.
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Find Be My Neighbor at your local library. Parents need to know this book offers positive, common sense lessons that build math awareness and quantity recognition. Younger kids will enjoy looking at the pictures and doing the simpler lessons; older kids and adults will appreciate the harder challenges. Find Great Estimations at your local library. This book, an award-winner about life on a floating lighthouse, focuses on daily life on a lightboat where sailors are portrayed as simply dedicated to their job of keeping other boats safe.
Parents whose kids love planes and trains and things that go will welcome this excellent factual picture book. Kids will especially love the tiny details about daily life. From the wave-warped hallways to the claustrophobic living quarters, the book manages to accurately convey how these dedicated sailors at sea for months at a time experienced their jobs without ever being boring.
The prose is simple, clear and understated, supported by detailed illustrations that let kids peek at details on the boat including its machinery, the wheel, and even their laundry hung out to dry on deck. A dramatic picture of the tiny, shining boat warning an awesome ocean liner is sure to give kids a satisfactory thrill. Find Lightship at your local library. This is an amazingly elaborate pop-up book that includes fun and simple factoids as well as basic definitions of machines and their jobs.
Find Picture Pops: Machines at your local library. Imagine Kids say the darndest things bound into a picture book. And imagine that the illustrations were done in the most charming fashion by Maurice Sendak. You have the wonderful, whimsical and purse-sized A Hole Is to Dig. Your child will giggle with delight when you read these wacky definitions together.
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Find A Hole Is to Dig at your local library. Harper and Nancy M. School is about to start and Chester, a small raccoon, is afraid. So she tells him about a family secret about the kissing hand — and it makes school as cozy as home. Find The Kissing Hand at your local library. Please enter a valid email address. Thank you for signing up!
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