This month’s recommendations for Bigger Kids Storybooks:
Minnie and Moo Go To Paris
The Minnie and Moo books are funny and written especially for new readers. Check out this story featuring their adventures in Paris.
Frog and Toad Together
All of Arnold Lobel’s books have become classics in the beginning readers category, but none so much as the Frog and Toad books. Moms and Dads will get to introduce the favorite books from their childhood to a whole new generation. Highly recommended.
Another children’s classic that parents will remember, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of Wilbur the pig and his friend Charlotte. Be warned- there are some sad parts in this book. Older children will love it. There is also a video available. Check amazon.com or your local library.
Not only is Julie Andrews loved for her staring roles in many movies and plays, she is also a great children’s writer. Check out this story about Bo, an unwanted cat. Recommended for older readers (8 and up).
Babe, the Gallant Pig
Before the movie came Dick King-Smith’s book, Babe, the Gallant Pig. This charming book is a little different than the movie. It is very cute and a fun challenge for new readers.
Sounder was required reading in Webmaster Meg’s third grade class. This is an excellent book about a dog that belongs to a poor black family. The story will appeal to young animal lovers and give them insight into the struggles African-Americans faced in the early part of the twentieth century.