Friday, April 30, 2010

Book Bag: April

April was full of some old favorites, and a new series (the ZigZag books from National Geographic Kids), as well as some kids' comics and some cooking/craft books to work on together. ****Faves are marked below:

Kid Books:
  1. What's in that egg? : a book about life cycles / by Becky Baines.
  2. Your skin holds you in : a book about your skin / by Becky Baines
  3. What did one elephant say to the other? : a book about animal communication/by Becky Baines.
  4. Bee-bim bop! / by Linda Sue Park ****An old fave of Madeline's, and it includes a recipe for Bee-bim bop (a Korean dish) at the end of the book.
  5. Zig and Wikki in Something ate my homework : a toon book / by Nadja Spiegelman & Trade Loeffler
  6. Rainbow Fish discovers the deep sea / Marcus Pfister ****A fave character in a new story. Love this guy.
  7. Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy / by David Soman and Jacky Davis ****Madeline adores Ladybug Girl. Amazingly, we don't own any of these books yet!
  8. Every planet has a place : a book about our solar system / by Becky Baines****ZigZag Series fave (next to the Bones You Own). Planets are beloved by the kiddos.
  9. Amazons! : women warriors of the world / Sally Pomme Clayton****I loved this one, it's a bit beyond my kids at this point.
  10. Princess Peepers / by Pam Calvert****With a bespectacled Papa, the kids LOVE this one!
  11. Lawn to lawn / Dan Yaccarino
  12. Mirror mirror : a book of reversible verse / Marilyn Singer****Adore this! So creative!!
  13. Carl's summer vacation / Alexandra Day
  14. Giddy-up! Let's ride! / Flora McDonnell****An old fave around here. So sweet, and it adds many lines to the classic song.

Parents Books:
  1. What kindergarten teachers know : practical and playful ways to help children listen, learn, and cooperate at home / Lisa Holewa and Joan Rice****LOVE this book. Bought this book.
  2. Handmade home : simple ways to repurpose old materials into new family treasures / Amanda Blake Soule ****Great ideas for things to create with/for your kiddos! She's got a fab blog too, called Soule Mama.
  3. Classic vegetarian cooking : from the Middle East & North Africa / Habeeb Salloum

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