The Reading Corner
This Month’s Featured Books:
Infant/ Toddler: Pandas Love Pickles by Liz Lynch
Pandas Love Pickles is a whimsical ABC book that explores animals, food, different cuisines, and alphabet letters in a way that will inspire your young eater to try new things at mealtime. Through gorgeous illustrations of animals paired with silly foods to try, your little one will be excited to discover new things to eat. Try it, you might love it! Now available in the Pandas Love series, Pandas Love Pizza! Featuring all new animals, and all new foods for your little one to try.
Pre-school: The Greedy Goat by Petr Horacek
Goat is tired of always eating herbs and grass. She wants to try something new! So one day she embarks on a tasting spree, trying the dog’s food, the pig’s potato peels, and more, with the farmer’s underpants topping off a massive meal. Pretty soon, everyone else around the farm starts to notice that certain things have gone missing — including a now elusive Goat herself. It turns out that all that adventurous eating has left her feeling quite ill, prompting a recovery that plays out with a nod to another (very hungry) children’s favorite: “On Monday, her eyes stopped rolling. On Tuesday, her tummy stopped rumbling. . ..” After Goat is finally feeling like herself again, surely, she’ll have learned her lesson. Won’t she?
School-Age: Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good for You: All About Staying Healthy by Tish Rabe.
In this newly revised edition—with 16 pages of bonus materials—the Cat in the Hat takes young readers to a Seussian Spa where they learn the basics of healthy living. Updated with the assistance of the
Partnership for a Healthier America, the Cat explains the importance of eating right (based on the latest USDA MyPlate recommendations); staying active; getting enough sleep; handwashing; brushing and flossing; wearing protective gear when playing sports--even the best way to sneeze when you don't have a tissue handy! The 16 pages of newly added backmatter include simple, fun suggestions for children to increase their activity throughout the day, plus 8 kid-friendly, healthy recipes for parents to prepare for their hungry broods. An ideal choice for supporting Common Core Standards and fans of the hit PBS Kids television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!—this is a book that supports healthy bodies AND healthy minds!