January is the perfect time for the family to get together, snuggle up ,and explore some new books. Our friends at Booked have gathered a list of great books to read with your kids in January.
Little People, BIG DREAMS
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Martin Luther King Jr. is the perfect book to read on the 18th to celebrate his birthday! Best for ages 4-7.
Oona is Kelly DiPucchio’s brand new picture book about a mischievous mermaid, who enjoys seeking underwater treasures with her buddy Otto. It’s so beautifully illustrated we had to read it as soon as it came in our shop! Best for ages 4-7.
The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald is set in 1929, and twelve-year-old Martha has no choice but to work as a maid in the New York City mansion of the wealthy Sewell family. But, despite the Gatsby-like parties and trimmings of success, she suspects something might be deeply wrong in the household. What we love about this middle grade mystery are the clues and codes to try and figure out alongside with Martha. Best for ages 10+.
If You Come To Earth
If You Come To Earth by Sophie Blackall is truly exceptional book. It’s narrated by a young boy writing a letter to visitors from out of this world, giving them all the information they should know if they’re going to visit, and showing how magical this world, Earth, is. It took the author six years to write this book, using all the experiences she had meeting children from all over the world. Best for Ages 4+.
Where The Sidewalk Ends
Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein is a classic poetry collection that is outrageously funny and will bring back many wonderful childhood memories. Best for ages 4-8.
Timelines from Black History
Timelines from Black History is a stunning DK children’s book which explores the biographies of the famous and the not-so-famous – from royalty to activists, and writers to scientists, and much, much more. Stunning thematic timelines also explain the development of Black history – from the experiences of black people in the US, to the story of postcolonial Africa. Best for ages 9-12.
The Wild Robot
The Wild Robot by award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown, is a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide. Short chapters make this one of our favorite read alouds for families that have children aged 8-12.
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