Suggestions For Kids and Families to Read This Month
1. The Adventures of Veggieman: Food Fight!
By Karla Farach
This book will inspire young listeners and readers to learn about healthy choices in a fun, memorable way. The battle that Niko wages against the forces of evil will stick with children, serving as a touchpoint throughout the day as they make decisions about what to put into their bodies. Captivate your children with an exciting story that will give them the keys to their own health. Ages 5-6
2. The ABCs of Black History
By Rio Cortez
B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy.
It’s a story of big ideas––P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments––G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures––H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It’s an ABC book like no other, and a story of hope and love. Ages 5-99
3. Dinosaur Dreams
By Alexander Kelley
Parents struggling to find ways to help their kids welcome bedtime have a new resource to help them. The first book in a planned series focusing on challenging and exciting moments in young children’s lives. The book is about a young boy named Greyson. Greyson loves dinosaurs, and they’re his favorite thing on earth. Big or small, he loves playing with dinosaurs all day long. But now that it’s bedtime, does that mean that it’s the end of his dinosaur adventures? This bedtime story spotlights the power of imagination and helping the child look at dreams as a nighttime adventure. Parents
4. Lilbeebye Stings Bully
By Theresa Shields
Readers of all ages who have been victims to bullying will be inspired by this book. Lilbeebye’s bravery and those that have been bullies themselves will learn how to treat everyone with love and respect through the examples provided by Lilbeebye. With Valentine’s Day coming up in February, the central theme of treating everyone with love and respect ties into this love filled holiday. Ages 6-8
5. The Sweet Sound of Laughter
By Joan Segrin
With Easter coming up in the spring, this faith-filled children’s tale will delight young readers. “The Sweet Sound of Laughter” reminds all children, especially young girls, that they have God-given talents—even when they are unsure of what those talents actually are. Parents, foster and adoptive families, and grandparents can use this book as a tool to help children develop self-love, confidence and faith at a young age. Ages 4-7
6. A through Z for You and Me! A Book for Two
By Karen Hutton
An engaging children’s book that provides educators and parents an entertaining and fun method of teaching their kids the alphabet and different letter sounds. Is especially helpful for parents and teachers who are working with children with special needs or kids who are learning English as a second language, as the book uses repetition to encourage visual and aural recognition of letters on each page. Ages 4-8
7. Pocket Piggies: I Love You
By Richard Austin
An adorable celebration of love for little kids. No one loves love quite like the Pocket Piggies! Photographer Richard Austin captures the whimsy of these kindhearted creatures in moments of sweetness, from touching noses to snuggling with friends and spreading joy. This latest addition to the popular Pocket Piggies board book series, combines warm words with cute animal–appreciation, rhyming text, and irresistible photographs of the tiny piglets.
8. I Believe in You
By Sabrina and Eunice Moyle
The sister team behind the Hello! Lucky design studio, offers encouragement to children through the story of a little dragon learning to fly and a unicorn friend who supports and motivates him. For young readers, it’s the perfect reminder that they are capable, resilient, and loved no matter what. Ages 3-8
9. Let’s Be Weird Together: A Book About Love
By Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel
The perfect book for weird couples and the tiny two-person universes they create. It’s about accidentally wearing the exact same outfit. It’s about made-up songs. It’s about your rules for the thermostat. It’s about breakfast rituals, funny nicknames, long hugs, and that voice you pretend the cat has. Couples.