Is your second or third grade, advanced reader having trouble finding books that keep her interest? Is she asking to read The Hunger Games and you're not sure if kids killing each other is appropriate for an 8-year-old? It's tough knowing which books are challenging enough yet content appropriate for our young readers. Brightly, a blog by Penguin Random House, posted 20 books that are age-appropriate yet with advanced text to keep our young readers engaged. The books are wr
Click image to view book trailer Every month I display new books on a table in the library and observe the kids' responses. There're so many great books available so I'm curious to see which one gets the most fingerprints. Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown is the winner by far and October Book of the Month. Evidently, kids love to get creeped- out. Creepy Carrots, by the same creators, is also a kids' favorite. While Jasper Rabbit is shopping for n
Penguin Random House has an awesome parent blog, Brightly, packed with loads of information about books and literacy. Many are subscribers already but if you don't know about it, click the image above to connect to Brightly's newest posts. Remember, these books are also available and discounted at Leana's Books and More. So if you plan to buy any of these great books, support our community and buy locally. Happy Fall Reading!
Click image to view book trailer! If you are looking for something fun and engaging for your child, you have to get this book! The author who wrote The Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt, expresses his creative version of how the classic game of Paper, Rock, Scissors originated. We finally understand how something so simple, played by millions of kids, began and why it will never end. All three divided characters are discontent with the fact that they can't find anyone who i