The Parentville Fave Five - Books Kids Will Love To Read
We have highlighted Jay Bushara in an earlier column - he is the founder of Onepotato.net, which offers carefully selected, book choices for kids - none of the old standards about which we typically hear - and they can all be purchased through his site. We thought it would be a good break before the upcoming holidays to savor some quiet reading time.
Here are some of his favorites:
In follow up to last week's Earth Day, this is a great story to celebrate the everyday miracle of brooks in the mountains which become our baths and highways and refreshments in the city and beyond.
This is a story about the bond between dad and son and how even simple activities can create special emotions, rather than focusing on the divorce that separates the two.
The good news is, this is sure to elicit encourage endless discussion about the shapes we can see, whenever, and wherever we go.
An account of one girl’s reluctance about the when’s, where’s, and how’s of growing up. There do appear to be a lot of kind of boring-looking corporate types getting blown There by their umbrellas, which makes the reader think maybe he/she'd rather choose Elsewhere - for now - where you can be pretty much anything you like.
A boy is enlightened by a new experience -- not on vacation or in a new place --right in his backyard. Sometimes the wider adventure is a trip around your neighborhood, alone with games one invents and skills learned.