I love to read and I always did this when my kids were little. Now that I have a grand baby, I’m doing the same thing. His attention span is not quite there yet but he still enjoys sitting there for a minute, flipping the pages and seeing all the bright colors. I am slowly introducing him to books and hopefully one day Legend enjoys them as much as I do. I put a list of adorable books that I have either read or saw online that I thought would be great for your kids to read that you may have not heard of, or are looking for things for your kids to read, especially since so many parents out there are homeschooling their children now. Hope you enjoy and stay safe out there!
Hair Love: Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it’s beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he’ll do anything to make her — and her hair — happy. Get here
Her Body Can: “Her body is beautiful—strong, kind and wise. All bodies are lovely no matter their size.” Her Body Can is a book of poetic self-love and body positivity declarations for all young girls. Its aim is to encourage our young girls to create a reality for themselves in which they love themselves and their bodies for exactly who and what they are, instead of learning to judge themselves and hate their bodies for what they are not.
Our girls should know that their bodies are absolutely amazing and CAN DO incredible things—and that their worth is not measured by anything except how big they love themselves. The very first book of its kind, written for girls ages newborn to 8, this book intends to teach all young girls their bodies CAN DO ANYTHING and that what they look like is irrelevant—we are all beautiful exactly the way we are. The authors’ rhyming, sing-song voices deliver captivating messages that are easy for young readers to understand and absorb, while the illustrator’s whimsical, modern drawings and vibrant colors bring characters to life on and off the page. Get here
Zara’s Big Messy Day: Meet Zara, a clever, responsible, and sometimes anxious seven-year-old girl who lives with her mother (Mama) and four-year-old little brother (Sam). Like a lot of kids her age, Zara sometimes struggles with managing her emotions when confronted with stressful situations.
In Zara’s Big Messy Day (That Turned Out Okay), a hardcover picture book for young readers, children will join her for an ordinary day where she faces three obstacles. Guided by Zara’s mother, both Zara and the reader will learn a simple breathing technique-a short visualization meditation-that will help them find peace and calm in any moment.
Each copy of Zara comes with a colorful character bookmark that features the breathing exercise from the story. You’ll also get free access to downloadable coloring pages, an exclusive guided meditation for kids, the audiobook version read by the author, the Spanish (en español) language digital version, and more! Just use the website link found inside the book to download your exclusive gifts.
STAY TUNED: Zara’s adventures don’t end here! Look for Zara’s Big Messy Bedtime, coming soon in late-spring 2020. In this next installment of the Big Messy series, Zara’s Big Messy Bedtime will focus on the fears and apprehension children might feel when faced with big changes (and even small, everyday transitions). And just like in Zara’s Big Messy Day, they’ll learn to accept help and become more empowered in dealing with everyday stress. Get here
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves—inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here’s a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont’s joyous rhyming text and David Catrow’s wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful . . . and straight from the heart. The sturdy board book is just right for little hands. Get here
What Should Darla Do? Darla is a young and spunky astronaut-in-training. She wants to go to Mars one day, just like her favorite doll, Astronautica. But, to do so, she’ll need to practice using her Power to Choose wisely.
Written in a “Choose Your Own Story” format, your kids can help Darla through her day by making choices for her! There are eight stories in one, so the fun never ends!
From the creators of What Should Danny Do? and the Power to Choose Series, your kids are sure to love this all-new, exciting adventure featuring a lovable lead character learning about her Power to Choose! Get here