You know don’t always read that children or middle grade books. But then I didn’t have access to many of those growing up. But of late I have been sent quite a number of them for review and it has been an adventure.
They make up for a great change in scenario between adult and young adult books, don’t you think?
Here is a list of books that I enjoyed reading in the past few days. There might be more to come.
My Raccoon Family by Margaret Churchill
The book about a woman who encounters a raccoon that later occupies her basement with her litter. It has 47 pages filled with adorable illustrations that would keep your young one or even yourself engrossed.
The book helps the younger kids to learn about raccoons and their life style. It also teaches how important it is to be kind to animals in general, even wild ones.
Trouble in the Chicken House by Jim Snyderd
This small book of 42 pages teaches a big lesson on bullying. The story is about three mean dogs that bully smaller dogs and scare them into stealing chickens from a farm for them.
The farm’s watch dog and his chicken-allergic fox capture them and teaches them a good lesson with the help of a bullied dog.
It has its funny moments and has drawings illustrating the story. This book is perfect for a read aloud for your little ones.
The Trotters of Tweeville: Zavis Damavis by Shirin Zarqa-Lederman
This 35 page book shares a day in the life of Zavis who tries to follow his mother’s advice of ‘Treating others like how you want to be treated’. I liked how the book teaches its young readers about the importance of being kind to everyone else.
The pictures are simple and fits to the narration. There are a number of other books with other characters in The Trotters of Tweeville series as well.
What do you think about these books? Do you, as an adult, enjoy reading the books with illustrations? Are there any recommendations for others? Let me know in the comment section.