Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Elephant Has A Trunk

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Book Name : Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Elephant has a Trunk

Author: Claudia Lloyd

Publisher: Puffin Books

Theme/Topic: This title tells the story of Elephant’s transformation…..

What You’ll Love About This Book: This was the first story I have read in the Tinga Tinga Tales range and it is one I thoroughly enjoyed reading to my son.This story is inspired by animal stories from Africa.Entire book is so colorful and illustrations are so vibrant which are inspired by the Tingatinga artwork of Tanzania.This  is a very child friendly book with easy to understand language and beautiful,colorful pictures to compliment the story and its meaning.A funny story of how a smelly and dirty elephant got his trunk! A great lesson to teach kids that good things do come out of some bad experience. If your kids love story based on animals do read this.Its a WOW book for me for sure.

1001 Bugs To Spot

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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.

 

Just Saving My Money(My First I Can Read Series)

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Book Name : Just Saving My Money

Author: Mercer Mayer

Illustrator: Mercer Mayer

Publisher: Harpercollins

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 The trip to the bank is probably out-of-date now (wish they could update it to show critter checking his balance on-line!).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.

The Festival Storybook

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Book Name :The Festival Storybook

Author: Juhi Sinha

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC

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.

Animal Storytime

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Book Name :Animal Story time

Author: Ronne Randall

Publisher: Ladybird Books

Theme/Topic:  Twelve Animal stories on different situation…

What You’ll Love About This Book: This beautifully illustrated collection of 12 cute stories is perfect for reading aloud,and is sure to bring delighted shouts for more! Kids will love the magical world of Animal Storytime.If your child loves to listen variety of stories this is good to read.

Little Beaver And The Echo

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Book Name :Little Beaver and the Echo

Author: Amy MacDonald

Illustrator: Sarah Fox-Davies

Publisher: Puffin Books

Theme/Topic:This book is about Little Beaver and his echo. Little Beaver is lonely. He didn’t have any friends which made him very sad and he began to cry.

What You’ll Love About This Book: This book is about Little Beaver and his echo. Little Beaver is lonely. He didn’t have any friends which made him very sad and he began to cry. As he cries he hears someone across the pond. Is it a new friend? On the way he meets others who want a friend too. At the other side of the pond there is a wise old Beaver. He tells Little Beaver about Echo. Does Little Beaver find a friend? You will have to read the book to find out. This is a good book. It teaches that friends can be found in unexpected places. Little Beaver and the Echo is perfect for little ones at quiet-time or bedtime. The illustrations are also well done. . Great book to have in your child’s library. Ages 4-8.

 

 

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Owl Babies

 

Book Name : Owl Babies

Author: Martin Waddell

Illustrator: Patrick Benson

Publisher: Walker Books

Theme/Topic:This is the story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their nest and found that their mother is not there, so they sit on the branch and wait, wondering when she will return……..

What You’ll Love About This Book :

This is a fabulous story.A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back. Especially as a working mother I could relate to this story so well.I found this so interesting because it does deal with the fears of mama disappearing, which is clearly related. The story involves three baby owls who wake to find mama gone and they try to reassure themselves that she is going to return soon. The youngest is not convinced and keeps repeating: “I want my mama.” It is the essential cry of the young child. It deals well with a common fear of young children, it has wonderful repetition, rich language and yet is not heavy on text. Many generations have enjoyed this book and many more will continue to love it! No doubt about it!

The Gruffalo’s Child

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Book Name : The Gruffalo’s Child

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/TopIc: One dark night the Gruffalo’s child disobeys her father’s warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist . . . does he?

 

What You’ll Love About This Book :The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson is a sequel to the fantastic The Gruffalo. The story is told in lovely rhyming language and can be brought to life with some good voicevariations! Julia Donaldson always produces brilliant books which are colourful and encourage children to look at the pictures.In this book the young Gruffalo sets off into the woods to find the Big Bad Mouse that her father has told her stories about. On her adventure she meets the snake, fox, owl and finally the famous mouse. The pictures in the book are full of colour to keep our attention and we loved the cheeky little mouse. We thought that the Gruffalo’s child was probably about our age and very brave.A worthy addition to the little one’s library! 

The Paper Dolls

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Book Name : The Paper Dolls

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/Topic:A little girl makes a string of paper dolls with her mother, and then takes them off to play in an imaginative world of her own…

What You’ll Love About This Book :Absolutely fantastic book. You may know the book “Gruffalo” by the same author.A stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from the author of THE GRUFFALO, and illustrating by Rebecca Cobb.The Paper Dolls is a very special book that tackles the delicate subject of loss. It uses the idea of a fragile toy, a paper chain of dolls that becomes a favorite toy to a little girl, and explores what happens to something important to us after it is broken or leaves us forever.
The dolls jump, dance and sing on their fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden.One day a cruel boy snips the girl’s favorite paper dolls and the girl is NOT sad:I think this book touches on the passing of time as the book comes full circle with the character going from a girl to an adult.With beautiful pages,other than that a great read with charming illustrations to compliment it , this lovely picture book is ideal for sharing and will touch both children and adults alike. Full of imagination and perfect for late night reading.
I highly recommend this book for the way it introduces children, in a fun and charming way, to the idea that nothing lasts forever.

The Snail And The Whale

Book Name : The Snail and the Whale

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Type: Picture book, Rhyme

Theme/Topic: What happens when a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It’s a dream come true for the snail.

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What You’ll Love About This Book : This story is written by Julia Donaldson who is known as an award-winning and much-loved UK children’s author and her collaboration with equally talented Axel Scheffler, who achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 27 languages.The duo made it such a beautiful and memorable both visually and verbally.Containing beautiful illustrations and featuring Donaldson’s trademark hypnotic rhyming The Snail and the Whale will delight children between the ages of 3 and 8. Travel, adventure, friendship and kindness are the book’s main themes within a nautical tale that sounds best when read out aloud.It allows for participation in the reading process and is a great book for working on sounding out different words with children. The vocabulary occasionally require explanation, however it all helps to broaden little minds as well.

A beautiful addition to a little one’s library.