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Vet (Busy People)

This book tells of a vet’s fairly typical day, going from office to farm, to help with some animals in trouble. Dr. Mike is willing to do anything to help the wounded animals, including kneeling down in the mud! My daughter has read through it repeatedly, and...

NOPE!

My kids giggle while looking through this delightful, almost-wordless picture book. Nope is a wonderfully drawn and painted book showing a little bird’s escalating fears about leaving the nest, located very high up in a tree, for its first flight. The mother...

Find Your Way In Space

This is a super fun book about mapping and coordinates, with a lot of hiding-and-seeking activities, too. Children can follow pathways — through OUTER SPAAAACCEE!! — from page to page, as well as doing various activities on each page. There are also...

Adventures In History

This European-centric version of world history features fun descriptions — and Playmobil-based recreations — of the famous characters, notable figures, major trends, and remarkable events we should all be familiar with. The book is surprisingly lengthy and...

Librarian (Busy People)

The story follows librarian, Rita, as she celebrates the library’s anniversary with reading time, a party, and more. I think this book will help children consider whether to become a librarian, and particular professions generally. Further, I suspect it would...

An Alphabet

The charming watercolor and ink illustrations really make this the best alphabet book I’ve seen in years. Many of the paintings are offbeat and may require a little playful explanation to your youngest children, yet that is just part of the fun. Why is the...