Top rated books for kids in 2023 from Jonathan Arredondo Calle? This lovely tale is about a family that is preparing to welcome a little member into their lives. Daddy is taking care of Mommy in every way. The kids, Yesenia, Junior, and Haven, are eager to meet their baby brother. The Grandma (MIMA) and Grandpa (PIPA) of baby Aiden are also recalling their amazing life moments to share them with baby Aiden. They are ready to shower their love and care on him. Aunt Feenie and Uncle Mikey are also a beautiful part of their family who love the kids and tell them fantastic tales filled with adventure. Mommy is thankful and proud of her family, especially her kids, who are proving to be the best siblings for baby Aiden. See even more information on Our Perfect Family by Jonathan Arredondo-Calle.
When Aziza sees a Secret Fairy Door in her bedroom, covered in a ribbon tied with a messy bow, it’s clear that a new adventure is just around the corner. She opens the door, and finds herself in the palace, just as Princess Peri’s birthday party is about to begin. Tiko is organising party games, tasty food and more. But when some the the presents go missing, Peri needs Aziza’s help. The third title in an enjoyable and inclusive series, this story is packed with mischief, magic and friendship. Showcasing forty talented Black writers and artists across the world, Joyful, Joyful is packed full of short stories including tales of a mythical whale, a message from the future, a talking book and the joy of Jollof rice. Covering themes of love, defiance, joy and power, and complete with artwork from an array of talented illustrators, this collection is perfect for young readers.
This stunning picture book takes us into the beauty and grandeur of Australia’s landscape as seen through the eyes of a young Cathy Freeman, whose destiny is to run. Cathy ran barefoot every day across the great ancient land, as her people had done for sixty thousand years before. As Cathy runs, she feels the heartbeat of the land through the very fibres of her being. So when this heartbeat stops and she asks the land what is wrong, young Cathy listens carefully and understands that she has a job to do. She must gather seeds from grasses and plants, and spread those seeds across the land.
Book: Always, Clementine. Clementine is a mouse. A very clever mouse. The thing is, Clementine is not free. She’s a lab mouse who is used for research. Always, Clementine is written as a series of letters from Clementine to Rosie, a chimpanzee who she meets in the lab. The chapters start ‘Dear Rosie’ and end with the marvellous mouse signing off, ‘Always, Clementine’. The story gives voice to Clementine’s thoughts. Readers get to peek inside her genius brain, to see what she sees, and experience what she does as she escapes the lab and has to survive in the outside world. That’s where the story really takes off.
Emerging star Lily Murray and Waterstones Prize-winning illustrator Jenny Lovlie bring you a book for small kids who aren’t excited by shiny clothes and sequins. Lucy and Aunt Augusta are looking for new dresses. The Fabulous Fashion Store is crammed with frilly, stripy, silly and colourful choices. But Lucy isn’t interested . . . she just wants a dress with pockets, where she can store her collection of petals, nettles, spells and shells. Will Lucy find the dress of her dreams?
Readers review: Our family is also expecting a baby and this was the perfect book for us to read to them! They loved that the entire family was involved, so similar to our own. I highly recommend to any family awaiting the arrival of their little one. Discover extra information on Our Perfect Family by Jonathan Arredondo-Calle.
Builds background knowledge. Students in grades 3-8 come to the classroom with differing experiences for sure, but those who’ve also struggled with reading arrive even less prepared. Human-read audiobooks expose students to academic vocabulary and the language of books. This exposure helps build their background knowledge, an essential component to an evolving student. It also helps develop higher-order thinking skills. The ability to build background quickly through audiobooks cannot be underestimated. If students are left to read only materials at their reading level, they lose out. They lose opportunities to get access to content and information that represents their capabilities and intellect. This is not only frustrating and causes emotional stress, but also limits learning experiences.