I hope you have all been enjoying some wonderful books. I had the pleasure of spending all of April at home, and I did not waste any opportunities to read with my children. My youngest daughter, Samantha, delights in baby books with thick cardboard pages, and we have been feasting on a lot of Bible stories and nursery rhymes (she loves “The Grand Old Duke of York”). My son Sean enjoys books by Dr. Seuss, Marc Brown, Steve Jenkins and Stan and Jan Berenstain, as well as a steady diet of dinosaur books. My oldest daughter, Kate, has become obsessed with Magic Tree House books (serves me right for buying her a set of the first 40 titles), and we even attended a Border’s bookstore event recently starring the books’ two protagonists, Jack and Annie (and Kate wants to fill her “reading passport” with stamps, proving that she read every title). I have truly enjoyed watching my own children follow their own reading passions, and it serves me well when consulting with teachers and parents.
Anyhow, enjoy this month’s book selections below. I hope you are all reading some wonderful books. Make sure to tell me all about them. If you're an author or a publisher and would like to send me review copies of your book(s), please send them to the address listed for authors and publishers.
Have a wonderful May, and enjoy your books!