When older siblings head back to school, younger siblings often feel lonely and sad. These new innovative board tales should help them do just what their brothers and sisters are doing -- reading and enjoying books.
"Dinoblock" by Christopher Franceschelli; art by Peskimo; Abrams Appleseed; 46 pages; $16.95.
This talented pair's predecessor,...Read more
Believe it or not, it's that time of the year again. And going back to school is made easier with books about other kids' back-to-school woes and triumphs. These are some of the newest end-of-summer reads.
"The School for Good and Evil: The Last Ever After" by Soman Chainani; HarperCollins; 655 pages; $16.99.
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Picture books that enthrall and excite should be a part of every family and school bookshelf. These new releases are unique, cool and special books sure to please not only young children, but adults as well.
"My Wild Family" by Laurent Moreau; Candlewick Press; 28 pages; $17.99.
First published in France, this oversized visual treat equates ...Read more
Everybody needs a little guidance, and these books help kids learn more about photography; jewelry-making; helping communities through circus acts; and about being a "Really Professional Internet Person."
"Guide to Photography" by Nancy Honovich and Annie Griffiths; National Geographic Kids; 160 pages; $14.99.
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It's important to read aloud to young children even in the summer months when pools and backyards beckon. Here are some of this summer's brightest new picture books.
"You're a Crab!: A Moody Day Book" by Jenny Whitehead; Henry Holt & Company; 32 pages; $16.99.
Preschoolers' bad moods can wreak havocs on young families. But their tantrums and...Read more
CDs made specifically for kids aren't patronizing and super-sweet anymore. These music selections rock, roll, energize and calm, and are great for inside and outside fun.
"Bon Voyage" by Jazzy Ash; Leaping Lizards Music; $12.97.
It was hard to turn off this rollicking collection of New Orleans-style tunes. Singer Jazzy Ash, with a rich retro...Read more
Laughter is the best medicine for what cures all ails, including the boredom and idle time that summertime brings to youngsters. These new books will induce giggles aplenty.
"Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat" by Deborah Underwood; illustrated by Claudia Rueda; Penguin/Dial; 92 pages; $16.99.
Wow, that's a lot of pages! That's my first thought ...Read more
Welcome to summertime! Help summer be more fun for your kids with these water-and-fish-themed tales, plus one whopper of a bedtime story.
"Pool" by JiHyeon Lee; Chronicle Books; 56 pages; $16.99.
Gorgeously surreal and beautifully watery, the artwork in JiHyeon Lee's debut picture book stars a shy boy who tries to find friends in a crowded ...Read more