Kids Recommendations

Written by Published on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:49pm

Eight-year-old Archie Morningstar discovers the family secret that his father is a space taxi driver.  His Dad picks up a talking cat named Pockets and they travel to a planet that closely resembles medieval Earth in order to rescue a princess from the clutches of the intergalactic criminal organization B.U.R.P.  Be sure to check out the other 3 books in the series.  

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Written by Published on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:07am

Gus, Nellie, and baby Jake can't wait to go on a picnic!  You will follow them through the day as they gather and prepare their food for a yummy meal in the park. Funny, accessible, and filled with illustrations, conversations, and matter-of-fact text, this is a great read-a-loud to help you and your child explore how healthy food and drinks fuel our bodies and how being active is healthy and wonderful! (Ages: PreK - 2nd)

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Written by Published on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 6:29pm

A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu is both a story about the joys of intergenerational relationships and also teaches about tai chi and yoga.  Mei Mei's grandfather, Gong Gong, shows her several tai chi movements and explains how tai chi's movements send good energy through your body.  Then, it's Mei Mei's turn and she teaches her grandfather yoga.  This book is a fine example of contemporary intergenerational literature.  (Gr. K-3)

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