The best kids books in 2023 by 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 more details at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BMSXSQ51/.
Rumaysa: Ever After is the fabulously empowering sequel to Radiya Hafiza’s Rumaysa: A Fairytale – a powerful and laugh-out-loud story that turns a classic fairytale around, showing that anyone can be a hero. The story starts long ago and far away, with young Rumaysa looking for her long lost parents. She hopes that an invitation from Saira White, the Queen of Bishnara, will help. Will the queen help her find her family? But it’s not quite that straightforward, and soon Rumaysa is tugged into a mystical adventure, trying to help some new friends. Witches, princes, princesses and beasts feature in this tale set in a magical, alternative South.
One and Everything is many layered. It’s an artwork, a message, and a prompt for thought and discussion inspired by the Endangered Alphabets project. This is a book about: stories and storytelling, words and language, culture, oral traditions, and expression. At its heart is language and written scripts. Who is it for? One and Everything is a picture book best suited for older readers, those in at least upper primary and into early high school, and for adults.
Book: Unnecessary Drama. With its symmetrically appealing, colour matched cover and excellent title, I was actually a little bit in love with this book before I opened it. And after? Well, I was delightfully hooked. Nina Kenwood is a YA author with street cred; her first and much-loved novel It Sounded Better In My Head won the Text prize, and now she’s quite possibly a contender for any number of others. Upon moving into a run-down student share house in Melbourne, our flawed, confounding and endearing protagonist Brooke – who’s quite partial to writing a list, carving an ornate fruit platter and remembering everyone’s birthday – discovers that there are just three simple house rules here. No pets, no household relationships and no unnecessary drama.
When it’s time to head to bed, little readers can help tuck sleepy animals in for the night by turning the blanket-shaped pages of this lovely book, created by bestselling author Lucy Rowland and pattern designer and illustrator Monika Forsberg. With gentle rhymes and dreamy illustrations, Night Night Sleep Tight: Farm Animals will help lull little ones to sleep . . . With lilting rhymes and enchanting illustrations, On The Night You Were Born captures the feelings of adoration and joy that come when a baby arrives in the world. A series of animals arrives to welcome baby, the latest arrival in the natural world. This robust board book, a New York Times bestseller, is just right for small hands to hold on to.
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. See more info at 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.