MIDDLE GRADE: Ages 6-11 yrs
Have you ever wondered where the Easter Bunny comes from? How old he is? And how he happened to become a talking rabbit with a fondness for chocolate eggs? Gather around, children, and I shall tell you the legend of Peter Cottontail…
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I figured that there was one thing missing from usual Easter stories, and that was a large army of baby-eating goblins. This is a holiday story in the tradition of Tolkien’s Letters From Father Christmas. Younger children enjoy hearing it read aloud, and the language and length is appropriate for middle grade readers—and adults who have always wondered about the secret epic origins of the hero who became the protector of Easter.
Even little kids know that eating poop is yucky!
What they don’t realize is that if they don’t wash their hands after they use the potty, they could be doing something that will make them sick, just like eating poop.
This book uses fun, vivid and simple examples to remind kids to always wash hands before they eat, cook, play with their toys or touch anything, even their own eyes and noses!
I have a little turtle.
His name is Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim….
This classic tale of a turtle with an appetite is even funnier as Tiny Tim tries out the swimming pool and then the ocean. This is a summer favorite!
Who is that?
Little black cat.
Why does she run?
To have some fun.
Learn all about little black cat through question words:
Young readers love to follow little black cat as she climbs trees, chases birds and seeks an ice cream snack.
I have six sides and six vertices. Who am I?
I am a hexagon.
Shapes, from circle all the way to decagon, name their sides and vertices and challenge kids to guess their names. The brilliant colors and goofy expressions make this book fun to read to young children, but the material is also helpful for older elementary school kids learning basic geometry terms.
These shapes sure are silly! Bright colors and goofy expressions make this shape book a fun book for children. Each shape appears with the correct geometric name beneath it (“rhombus” instead of “diamond,” for instance) making this a cool reference tool for older kids too. Did you know a nine-sided figure was called a nonagon? See, it’s even useful for adults!
The shapes include: