Book Name: The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
Illustrator: Shel Silverstein
Theme/Topic: It is about a relationship between a loving tree that gives and gives to a selfish little boy.
What You’ll Love About This Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a fictional poetic picture book.I came across this book recently and while the book is written for children, the message is a universal one: Selfless love. I couldn’t help crying when I got to the end.
In the story, the little boy visited the tree every day. He came to eat her apples, swing on her branches, rest, and sit on her trunk. The tree was very happy to have this boy, but one day he stopped coming because he “grew up”. It is as if the tree symbolized a parent who will happily do anything for their child because they love them. However, the child does not appreciate the “gift of giving”, he only takes and takes.
So our “giving tree” is our parents who constantly gives us everything.Even when the world shuts you down, your parents will always be there for you. The essential moral here is that unconditional love does exist. For me this book is a good read and moreover to understand the depth of this re read it time to time then your child can get the true essence of it.
At the same time I also feel this book either you can love it or hate it also.If you think about it deeply may be you can feel selfless love as beautiful, but why to take it so extreme. Someone can feel this is showing a parent who doesn’t know how to set limits. Anyways this book has something in it we can surely read it with an open mind.
If you read it already what you feel after reading this ? I will be really happy if you share your thoughts in comments below.
Book Name: I’m important too! – A New Baby
Author: Jen Green
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
Publisher: Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Theme/Topic: Rachel’s mom expecting the second baby and what all emotions Rachel is going through….
What You’ll Love About This Book: This sensitive and entertaining book thoughtfully helps children to understand their feelings about the addition of a baby to their family. We love this book as my son going through a similar phase these days . Very soon we will welcome another baby that’s the reason we could connect with the story so well.
If a new baby is expected in the family,your child may feel anxious. This book really helps how to encourage him or her to talk about feelings.How the new baby will bring changes.Talking about feelings nearly always helps.With amusing pictures and simple text ,this book presents the arrival of a new baby in a positive,reassuring way.
It’s a good read if you going through the similar situation 🙂
Book Name: Together
Author: Jane Simmons
Publisher: Orchard Books
Theme/Topic: This picture book’s theme is the similarities and differences. Two dogs that are very different at all levels are very good friends. So a conflict! They cannot accept each other’s differences….
What You’ll Love About This Book: Too cute! Me and my son both loved picture books and we found this really really cute.
“Together” is a delightful story of the ups and downs of having a best friend. Author introduces kids to two adorable dogs, big Mousse and little Nut, who become friends one rainy day. Soon, they are doing everything together, until they start to notice little differences. And when those differences become more pronounced, their friendship falls apart…until they learn a valuable life lesson about commitment and sticking it out.
A great story about how despite your differences, you can still be best friends. I think this book does a great job showing kids that no matter how different their friends are, they can still find a common ground and become best friends like Mousse and Nut. Loved the message that we don’t have to do everything together in order to be best friends.It’s a worth buy.
Book Name: Lemonade for Sale
Author: Stuart J Murphy
Illustrator: Tricia Tusa
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Theme/Topic: This Books is about four children who needs some money to fix their clubhouse, so they decide to sell Lemonade.
What You’ll Love About This Book: This book was so cute and very easy to read. This book teaches a valuable lesson about money.
The children need money to build a new clubhouse and they decide selling lemonade is the best way to raise the funds. They sell lemonade for five days and keep track of their sales on a Bar Graph. The illustrations are amazingly detailed and add a little humor also to this educational story. The story helps readers understand how to read bar graphs and create them. Since this topic may be difficult for students to understand
This is a great book to teach economics as well! It teaches young kids can also earn money if they want to. This would be a great book to discuss needs and wants. If you want something you can find a way to earn the money to get it.
I found this book worth reading to develop Math and as well as life skills.
A note to parents is included in the back to offer tips for teaching and additional resources about bar graphs.
Book Name: Aditi Zoo
Author: AmrutashMisra & Kruttika
Publisher: Multistory Learning Pvt Ltd.
Theme/Topic: This is a story about Aditi who is go-getter and wants something very much.Her father sets challenges for her. Read to know how she does all….
What You’ll Love About This Book: This is a recent addition and we really enjoyed reading this. Aditi a 6-year-old girl she wants something very much and her father keep giving her challenges to earn her wish.And She is very independent and a real go-getter and never give up.
We really like the name of the characters especially ‘Abhinaya Kutti’. Pictures are super cute. Aditi is a delight. So much thought has given to the story the mother’s progression shown very cutely. A good read for 5-8 year kids.
Book Name : Five Little Fiends.
Author: Sarah Dyer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Theme/Topic: Five statues, each with a squat red fiend who lives inside.
What You’ll Love About This Book:This book is about sharing, cooperation, and appreciation of nature. The fiends are not scary. The best thing about this book is that it’s out of the ordinary topics, it talks about 5 little weird with ugly appearance, it talks about the importance of sharing and how even the greatest wonders of the world won’t be as wonderful if we don’t share them… it will make your kids appreciate nature and all its wonders, and how the sun the moon the ground the sea and the sky all blend together to give as this beautiful complete picture…truly it’s a good read! The artwork is superb.
We read this book few times but so far my son didn’t liked it much. Whenever I read this book he ends up asking many question who are fiends, are they real, where all I can find them and many more. So for me though this book is unique but not in our favorite list.
Book Name : Monkey Puzzle
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Children’s Books
Theme/Topic: Poor little monkey! He’s lost his mum. Luckily butterfly is nearby to help him find her…
What You’ll Love About This Book: Beautiful book in typical Julia Donaldson style with fantastic illustrations.Best for all ages. This is an endearing story about a monkey who loses his Mum and is helped by a butterfly to try and find her. Throughout the book, other animals are introduced using describing what they look like. This allows the children to interact with the story and guess what the next animal may be. Monkey Puzzle is a charming jungle tale with the hallmark rhyming text of Julia Donaldson and lively illustrations of Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Very well written and illustrated. We really enjoyed reading this book.Must read for all kids till age 7.Happy Reading!!!
Book Name : 1001 Bugs To Spot
Author: Emma Helbrough
Illustrator: Teri Gower
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Theme/Topic: Spot variety of insects on each page….
What You’ll Love About This Book: Crawling with bugs to find, count and talk about, this fascinating picture book provides hours of puzzle-solving fun. Spot beetles , butterflies flitting through the jungle, caterpillars munching on cabbage leaves, and many, many more bugs. The book has detailed photographs of the most common bugs which aid in identification of insects and education about their habitats.Bright, busy scenes provide plenty of material for both readers and pre-readers to talk about, with things to find and count on every page. This is a recent addition in our library and we are loving it.
Book Name : Just Saving My Money
Author: Mercer Mayer
Illustrator: Mercer Mayer
Theme/Topic: Little Critter needs a new skateboard and he learns from his dad that it takes money to get a new one….
What You’ll Love About This Book: This book is a good to read together as it will spark conversations about money, chores and costs of things. I thought this book would be a great way to introduce money and how saving money is important. It talks about that saving money is a good thing. The trip to the bank is probably out-of-date now (wish they could update it to show critter checking his balance on-line!). I thought it was pretty cool that Little Critter got to save up his money to open a bank account then had to work to save up more money to get the item he wanted. Those familiar with Mayer’s other books will find this one just as charming and the lesson about earning and saving for something that you want is a good one. . We love trying to find the mouse and spider that seems to follow the main character around, they’re always doing silly things. Fun engaging themes that any child can relate to, a great addition to any children’s library.
Book Name :The Festival Storybook
Theme/Topic: Four beautiful stories on different Indian festivals…
What You’ll Love About This Book: We recently bought this book and loved at first read itself. Juhi Sinha’s books are meant for younger children and are cute and thought provoking and are good buys as well. All four stories inform the children about the festivals and also tell interesting stories about children.Raghu understands the spirit of never giving up on Diwali…Munni celebrates the joy of books on Dussehra…
All four beautiful stories centered around Indian festivals, to warm the heart and spread festive cheer. It’s the perfect reason to celebrate.A good read aloud for younger kids and a wonderful book for children who read themselves.