Book picks for kids (and adults):
When fellow parents ask how I find time to read with a toddler and a preschooler at home, I tell them I read what I love! Here’s a peek at what I’m enjoying and what my children and I are reading together, because finding books they love will help your kids read more too.
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“Such a Quiet Place” by Megan Miranda
Hollow’s Edge used to be a tight-knit neighborhood, the sort of place where everyone knows and looks out for each other. That changed when Ruby Fletcher, a young woman from town, was charged with murdering the couple in the house next door. Now Ruby is out of prison and back in Hollow’s Edge. Her return dredges up secrets the others would rather forget. Told over the course of one long summer week, this juicy suburban thriller is ideal vacation reading.
Book picks for kids: What We’re Reading
Each page of this funny, engaging book introduces a “b” word: “B is for baby. B is for bananas.” In the accompanying pictures, a baby climbs into a basket of bananas and stows away with her brother on a bike ride to Baba’s house. Brooksbank’s lively illustrations show a West African village populated by people who adore the story’s mischievous young heroine. Both of my kids enjoy “B is for Baby.” For the little one, focusing on a single sound is great for language development. And the letter repetition supports pre-literacy skills for the older one. Plus, it’s a sweet and fun story!
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