A raccoon, a chicken house, and trotters of Tweeville – Reading Children’s books

Oct 26, 201820 comments

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.

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20 Comments

  1. Katiria Rodriguez

    Great post and great list of books these books looks and sounds like a really cute and fun children’s books I’m glad you enjoy them fully. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    • Gayathri

      These were an absolute treat to read as well.

      Reply
  2. VIDYA TIRU

    all cute books, i think i will first pick trotters

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    • Gayathri

      Yes it was adorable.

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  3. Tasha

    Great looking selection.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yes it was.

      Reply
  4. jennifer gaarder

    My child would have liked this when she was younger, but she is a teenager now and would kill me if I bought them

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    • Gayathri

      These would be good for a read along, so less than 6 years?

      Reply
  5. Shana

    Too sweet!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Ya it was.

      Reply
  6. DJ Sakata

    So cute

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    • Gayathri

      Yes it is.

      Reply
  7. Stormi

    These all look so cute! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a children’s book about raccoons.

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    • Gayathri

      It was new to me as well.

      Reply
  8. Allegra

    These books are so cute! Omg!

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    • Gayathri

      Exactly what I thought.

      Reply
  9. Ellie

    These look lovely, and so different to review compared to adult books. I don’t really read them myself, but am always on the lookout for things my partner’s niece and nephew might enjoy, so I’m definitely interested in reading reviews of books like these, particularly ones that have really positive messages for young readers.

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    • Gayathri

      I do the same and the stories with messages work well for them.

      Reply
  10. Laura Thomas

    These look adorable. I read and review children’s books for my Ki’d Korner feature. I find them to be fun and they bring back memories of when I fell in love with reading. I’m not doing the feature this month but will be returning to it in November. Always happy to find new books:)

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    • Gayathri

      I don’t usually read Kid’s books and my first attempt turned out good.

      Reply

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