We are taking part of our library's summer reading program this year and my kids are just gobbling up books! I love that we have a local incentive to spark their love. The main thing is they are getting into a life-long habit of summer reading and learning to LOVE it to. I remember my lazy days of summer when I was growing up and all I did was sit outside in the sun and read. It was almost as if reading was my best friend those summers. I traveled the world and learned so many things through those books.
As you know reading starts young. We make sure to shuffle our books in our book bin for my youngest two so that they are exposed to many great books. Abrams generously sent us a whole box of new board books that we've been having a blast reading this month.
This group of books is really a treasure. From bright colors to far off places like Paris and learning about opposites - we loved them all!
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Frankie’s Magical Day by Michelle Romo - A first word book that introduces a mix of the unconventional and everyday terms, Frankie’s Magical Day features everything from a post office and a castle to a bunny bandit and a unicorn. This fun-filled book contains hundreds of objects and places clearly labeled to help little readers expand their growing vocabularies.
Hello, New York!/Hello, Paris! by Christopher Franceschelli - From bestselling author of ABRAMS Block series comes Hello, New York! and Hello, Paris!, board books about the most visited cities in the world. Each book opens with a simple map that puts all of the city sites in context before taking readers on a journey of the landmarks in each city.
Whose Boat? by Toni Buzzeo - This nonfiction ode to boats features six kinds of workers and their boats—a patrol boat, a tugboat, a car ferry, a lobster boat, a lifeboat, and a fireboat—with important parts properly labeled. The answer to each inquiring refrain lies under a gatefold, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game.
Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani – Count from one to ten and back again in this adorable counting board book featuring fluffy, funny cats. Cats of all shapes and sizes scamper, stretch and yawn across the pages of this adorable counting book. One cat sleeps, two cats play, three cats stack!
Who? by Robie Harris – The first board book acclaimed children’s book author Robie Harris (It’s Perfectly Normal), Who? explores the relationships babies form with the people and things they love the most. The text’s repetitive verse and melodic voice will captivate babies and toddlers and draw them into the sounds and images of the book.
Hero vs Villain illustrated by Alex Eben Meyer – A gently irreverent book of opposites that plays on the popularity of villains and superheroes. Their adversarial relationship makes heroes and villains the perfect stars for a book about opposites. But can sworn enemies learn to be friends?
Fruits in Suits by Jared Chapman – Have you ever seen a banana in a bikini? Or a tangerine in trunks? What about grapes in goggles? In this uproarious follow-up to Vegetables in Underwear, kids will learn that there are many kinds of suits—including suits for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and scuba diving.
WIN WIN WIN
One lucky reader will win a set of Abrams books featured in this post!
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