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100 of the Funniest Funny Chapter Books for Kids. The best books for kids, chosen by children's librarians. Tina Kugler Sometimes that eighth reading of Little Blue Truck is just too much to contemplate—but finding another book your kid wants to read can be a challenge.

The best books for kids, chosen by children's librarians.

So we asked the people who really know what books kids respond to: children’s librarians. They named 18 undersung titles that always work at story time. Wish, by Emma DoddRecommended for: babies! This is a cuddly book that makes for a wonderful read-aloud with babies and toddlers. Polar Bear’s Underwear, by Tupera TuperaRecommended for: ages 2–5 Kids giggle all the way through this book as Polar Bear and his friend Mouse try to determine where Polar Bear’s underwear went. Maple, by Lori NicholsRecommended for: ages 3–5, especially kids expecting a new siblingMaple is the rare “new baby” book that acknowledges the excitement of anticipating a new sibling and the difficulties of adjusting while also celebrating the joy that comes with helping a new person grow up.

Oh No, George! Monster Trouble! Watch. Connect. Read. Illinois Reads 2016: Grades K-2. Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite.

Illinois Reads 2016: Grades K-2

And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist. But as Vasya opened his paint box and began mixing the reds, the yellows, the blues, he heard a strange sound—the swirling colors trilled like an orchestra tuning up for a symphony! And as he grew older, he continued to hear brilliant colors singing and see vibrant sounds dancing. But was Vasya brave enough to put aside his proper still lifes and portraits and paint . . . music? In this exuberant celebration of creativity, Barb Rosenstock and Mary GrandPré tell the fascinating story of Vasily Kandinsky, one of the very first painters of abstract art.

Illinois Reads 2016: Birth to 4. Book Spotlight: Emotions - Play Eat Grow. We’re in a unique phase where 3 of my 4 kids are working really hard on understanding and appropriately expressing various emotions.

Book Spotlight: Emotions - Play Eat Grow

I say unique because in the past, it’s been one kid at a time. So needless to say, I think that our apartment neighbors wish we would move out! Because a good book can help solve anything (right?!) , we have a few recommendations for other parents who are in the thick of parenting kids with strong emotions that they don’t know what to do with. You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.” The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein What happens when a girl who has never made a mistake makes a BIG one in front of a lot of people? The Way I Act by Steve Metzger This is the sister book to The Way I Feel , which explores various feelings and how they come and go, sometimes without warning! My Mouth Is a Volcano!

By Julia Cook All kids struggle with interrupting others when talking. Soda Pop Head. Where Children's/YA Literature and Spreadsheets Collide. Best Books 2015: Picture Books. January 2, 2016 School Library Journal The world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology for children and teens Best Books 2015: Picture Books Filed Under: Best Books Feature Tagged With: Best Books 2015 Discussion: Leave a Comment PrintFriendlyEmailTwitterFacebookGoogle+TumblrReddit Comment Policy: Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters.

Best Books 2015: Picture Books

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