The Reading Corner
Infant/Toddler: If Animals Said I Love You Author: Ann Whitford Paul; Illustrator: David Walker
What if animals did what YOU do? This delightful board book edition of the original hardcover imagines how animals would say “I love you!" If animals said, “I love you” like we do...how would they say it? Ostrich would boom it with wings spread wide. Impala would speak with a leapity-leap. Gorilla would add a loud chest, slap-slap. And across the animal kingdom, every creature would show love in a unique way.
Pre-school: I Love You Because You’re You by Liza Baker
As a poem about a mama fox's unconditional love for her cub, this story describes the many moods of all children--from happy to be frightened, bashful to silly, and more--and reassures them of parents' abiding affection and approval. Truly remarkable watercolor illustrations from David McPhail, sensitively wrought and never saccharine, are the perfect complement to Liza Baker's rhythmic, rhyming text.
School-Age: Hear Your Heart by Peter Showers
Night and day, whether you're asleep or awake, your heart is always beating. Read and find out how your heart works and how to keep it healthy. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.