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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:

The River by Nick Pollard

The River

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.

A Day with Dad by Bo R. Holmberg

A Day with Dad

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.

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes

The good news is, this is sure to elicit encourage endless discussion about the shapes we can see, whenever, and wherever we go. 

There by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

 There by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

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 Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

A Whistle for Willie

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.

Posted in: Blog, The Parentville Fave Five on 04/26/2010


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