I have been reading to the twins since there were just a few months old. For some reason it always calmed them. It was also something I could easily do with two children on my lap. What I love about children's books is that often, I learn something new.
Recently I had the opportunity to review some really cool children's books that the Disney Book Group put together as part of a Back to School Survival Guide. Here are the three books we reviewed and a little recap of what we all learned.
"Jack's Path of Courage: The life of John F. Kennedy" by Doreen Rappaport
JFK did not become a great president overnight. He was active in extra-curricular activities, he volunteered, he was a war hero, and a published author at a very young age. This book follows John F. Kennedy through his life so we see that sometimes a struggle can make us stronger...and maybe event President of the United States!
"OH NO! (Or How my Science Project Destroyed the World" by Mac Barnett
If the title doesn't grab you, the illustrations by Dan Santat most certainly will. In this story we follow a young girl who is retracing the steps she 'should' have taken when she was building her science project...like maybe she should have given it ears, or the ability to feel pain. At the very least, it's important to have a back-up plan!
"Clementine, Friend of the Week" by Sara Pennypacker
Clementine is picked to be Friend of the Week so it's her turn to enjoy being line leader, collecting milk money, and getting a booklet in which all the other classmates write why they like her. Clemintine wants a booklet filled with compliments like her friend Margaret received. But what starts out as a great week, may turn out to be one of the worst and we learn that being a friend is not as easy as you'd think.
What are your kids reading since heading back to school?
Disclosure: I received review copies of these books from Disney-Hyperion Books. All opinions are my own and this review was not approved prior to posting. Some links are affiliate links.