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5 Fabulous Picture Books to Read With Your Children This Summer

5 Fabulous Books to Read With Your Children This Summer

Time to grab your swimsuit and your picnic basket and head to the beach!
These beautiful picture books will keep your children entertained when they’re stretched out on a towel or on the car ride home.

 

Herd Boy kids bookHerd Boy 

PAPERBACK; Coming Soon: 7/14/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5550-3
36 Pages

Malusi is a herd boy, which means that he must look after his grandfather’s sheep and goats and protect them from harm on the grazing slopes. This is a big job for a small boy and one Malusi does well. Still, he dreams of being more than a herd boy: he wants to be president!

When Malusi mentions these hopes, his friend Lungisa laughs and laughs. But after an attack by a hungry baboon and an encounter with Nelson Mandela, Malusi wonders if his dream isn’t so impossible after all…

In this poignant story set in South Africa, greatness often comes from humble beginnings. Niki Daly’s captivating prose and atmospheric illustrations help readers consider what builds the strength, courage, and integrity of a great leader.

 


 

RED children's book by Author and Illustrator Jan De Kinder kids book redRed 

Written and Illustrated by Jan De Kinder

Ages 4 to 8
NEW IN PAPERBACK; Coming Soon: 7/28/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5556-5
32 Pages
BUY THIS BOOK HERE

In this poignant story, a girl finds it funny when her classmate starts blushing on the school playground. Her friends laugh along with her, but one student takes the teasing too far. Torn between her sympathy for her classmate and her fear of the bully, the girl must make a difficult choice.

This heartfelt book will inspire readers to find the courage to take a stance against bullying and show compassion towards others.


 

Talking is Not My Thing kids bookTalking is Not My Thing 

HARDCOVER; Coming Soon: 9/8/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5549-7

This little sister might not use words, but she’s got plenty to say! Narrated through thought bubbles, this energetic book invites readers into the day of a nonverbal girl with autism. She has so much to do—games to play, spaghetti to eat, and a missing stuffed animal to find! Sometimes life can be noisy and overwhelming, but something new is always around the corner. Talking isn’t the only way to make a joke, ask for Grandma’s help, or surprise your brother…

Illustrated in bright colors, Talking Is Not My Thing is a joyful portrait of neurodiverse family life.


The Christmas Feast kids books about christmasThe Christmas Feast 

HARDCOVER; Coming Soon: 8/11/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5537-4

When Wolf, Weasel, and Fox steal a turkey for their Christmas feast, no one expects the meal to have her own ideas about the celebration. Don’t they want to fatten her up first? Haven’t they even hung up mistletoe or baked gingerbread? But the more time the three friends spend with Turkey, the less anyone wants the fun to end…

Perfect for holiday story times, this festive book will provide plenty of laughs with its witty narration, amusing characters, and playful illustrations.


 

The Last Tiger kids booksThe Last Tiger

Petr Horacek
Ages 4-8
HARDCOVER; Coming Soon: 8/25/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5552-7
Price: $ 17.99

When hunters invade the jungle, all the animals try to hide—except the tiger. He is strong, proud, and powerful; why should he flee like a bird or a monkey? But the humans are even more fearless than the tiger is, and he soon finds himself in a cage in the city. Will he ever see his home again?

Illustrated in glowing colors, The Last Tiger is a thoughtful fable about the dangers of pride and the value of freedom.

 


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