Top children books right now with Jonathan Arredondo Calle? This lovely tale is about a family that is preparing to welcome a little member into their lives. Daddy is taking care of Mommy in every way. The kids, Yesenia, Junior, and Haven, are eager to meet their baby brother. The Grandma (MIMA) and Grandpa (PIPA) of baby Aiden are also recalling their amazing life moments to share them with baby Aiden. They are ready to shower their love and care on him. Aunt Feenie and Uncle Mikey are also a beautiful part of their family who love the kids and tell them fantastic tales filled with adventure. Mommy is thankful and proud of her family, especially her kids, who are proving to be the best siblings for baby Aiden. Find extra details on Our Perfect Family by Jonathan Arredondo Calle.
Review: The Gecko and the Echo. Goldy the gecko is the star of The Gecko and the Echo. He’s a self-assured, singing reptile who thinks he has what it takes to be famous. Goldy sings his heart out, playing guitar and dancing along. The trouble is, he’s very loud and makes noise all day (and night) long. He’s not overly considerate of his friends and neighbours, and one day they let him know what they think of his musicality and thoughtless behaviour.
Book: Unnecessary Drama. With its symmetrically appealing, colour matched cover and excellent title, I was actually a little bit in love with this book before I opened it. And after? Well, I was delightfully hooked. Nina Kenwood is a YA author with street cred; her first and much-loved novel It Sounded Better In My Head won the Text prize, and now she’s quite possibly a contender for any number of others. Upon moving into a run-down student share house in Melbourne, our flawed, confounding and endearing protagonist Brooke – who’s quite partial to writing a list, carving an ornate fruit platter and remembering everyone’s birthday – discovers that there are just three simple house rules here. No pets, no household relationships and no unnecessary drama.
A heartwarming story that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas, the Grumpus is perfect family reading for the festive period. The Grumpus has a Darstadly, Dreadful Christmas Plan and things have already gone wrong at the North Pole on Christmas Eve. With beautiful artwork and a festively foiled cover, read along as The Grumpus looks beyond twinkly lights and tinsel of Christmas to discover what it’s really all about. This alternative advent calendar includes twenty-four mini books based on classics by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, all enclosed in a beautiful presentation case and tied up with a ribbon – the perfect present for kids to explore in the run-up to Christmas. With songs, rhymes, colouring, drawing and activity guides, there’s plenty of festive family fun to be enjoyed!
Readers review: This is the cutest book about welcoming a new baby into a big loving family. The illustrations are adorable and really great to read to siblings as they expect their new little baby. We loved this book! Read additional info at Our Perfect Family.
Builds background knowledge. Students in grades 3-8 come to the classroom with differing experiences for sure, but those who’ve also struggled with reading arrive even less prepared. Human-read audiobooks expose students to academic vocabulary and the language of books. This exposure helps build their background knowledge, an essential component to an evolving student. It also helps develop higher-order thinking skills. The ability to build background quickly through audiobooks cannot be underestimated. If students are left to read only materials at their reading level, they lose out. They lose opportunities to get access to content and information that represents their capabilities and intellect. This is not only frustrating and causes emotional stress, but also limits learning experiences.
Gruffalo creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler bring you Badger’s Band, the latest story in the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood preschool series. Badger is keen to start a band, and his friends want to join in. Bear plays piano and Tortoise plays trumpet, but does anyone else want to take part? Lift the flaps to find out, and join Badger and co for their important concert. With sturdy flaps and lilting rhymes, this story is a delight for both children and adults.