The USA Olympic teams exceeded expectations a few weeks ago. These books carry the country's patriotism by showcasing its beauty, history and strength.
"Around America to Win the Vote" by Mara Rockliff; illustrated by Hadley Hooper; Candlewick Press; 40 pages; $16.99.
In 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out in a little, yellow car ...Read more
Disney Publishing Worldwide has evolved from movie- and TV-related spinoff books to valuable, high-quality fiction. These new books will appeal to middle schoolers with a thirst for adventure. Also on slate are two books fraught with topical issues and emotion.
"Tales From the Haunted Mansion: Volume 1, The Fearsome Foursome" by Amicus Arcane...Read more
These lively picture books will remind students that school can be fun and exciting. From Pete the Cat to an awesome otter to an apprehensive kindergartner, in these new reads, everybody returns to school for new experiences.
"Otter Goes to School" by Sam Garton; Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins; 32 pages; $17.99.
Otter and her pals, Giraffe, ...Read more
Now is a great time to introduce stories of strong black Americans to kids. These thoughtful books will help them understand the past through tales of strength and perseverance, and remind them of the importance of equality. From the 40th anniversary release of a classic to the story of Selma to a personal immigration story and a fun book of ...Read more
These fun picture books full of wordplay and stories of vacations and beach time fit the hot August bill perfectly. Please remember to read with your children often, even in summertime.
"Cockatoo, Too" by Bethanie Deeney Murguia; little bee books/Bonnier Publishing; 34 pages; $17.99.
Last night my son told me that "Buffalo buffalo buffalo ...Read more
Children have always been intrigued by music's greatest, from the classics to jazz to rock and roll. These new books for young readers chronicle some of music's finest, most innovative icons.
"Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King" by Bonnie Christensen; Henry Holt; 32 pages; $16.99.
Youngsters will love knowing that before Elvis Presley ...Read more
Studies show kids lose much of their reading skills if they're idle during summer vacation. It's extremely important -- and fun -- to keep reading all summer long. These are summer-themed picture books about swimming Sasquatches, beaches with baby turtles and garden bugs.
"Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred ...Read more
These engrossing, fun, smart novels make great beach and poolside reads, and their stories are deeper than typical romance fodder.
"The Way Back to You" by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott; Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins; 384 pages; $17.99.
This witty novel will make readers cry and laugh. It's the heart-tugging tale of a girl and a ...Read more
Mind of an Entrepreneur Today Part 1 [Kindle Edition]Wendy Muhammad
Nothing works until you do. Until you get up and do something for yourself, you will never be able to claim your place among the civilized people of the universe. This ebook is designed to help entrepreneurs and emerging leaders to discover their authenticity and to develop the mind of an ...
Picture books that enthrall and excite should be kept on bookshelves in every home and school library. These new releases are unique, cool and special, and sure to please not only young children but also adults.
"My Wild Family" by Laurent Moreau; Chronicle Books; 32 pages; $17.99.
First published in France, this oversized visual treat equates...Read more
Lately it seems like everywhere we turn there's more bad news. Even if kids don't see the news on TV, they can be affected by hardships and internalize their parents' stress. These books can help children cope with sadness, all the while learning a little about topics like environmental sustainability and healthy eating.
"Ida, Always" by ...Read more
Here are some new, innovative children's books with great features -- worldly activities, train pop-ups and even a Braille series.
"DK Braille" series; DK; $14.99 to $29.99.
DK Publishing has long been a leader in innovative, kid-friendly nonfiction books that have white, uncluttered backgrounds and bold pages. Its new series for the blind ...Read more
Reading aloud at bedtime is very important. Young children thrive on rituals, parental closeness and imagination. These tales will calm them down and enthrall them with magic and gentle inspiration.
"Good Night, Baddies" by Deborah Underwood; illustrations by Juli Kangas; Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster; 32 pages; $16.99.
Children are eternal ...Read more