Books

Change Sings A Children’s Anthem

Change Sings A Children’s Anthem

Anything is possible when our voices join together. This is a stirring book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to makes changes in their...

Crankenstein Valentine

Crankenstein Valentine

This is a monstrously funny Valentine's Day story about the world's crankiest kid, written by Samantha Berger and illustrated by a Caldecott Medal-winning artist, Dan Santat.Who is Crankenstein? He may look like an ordinary boy, but he can turn into mumbling,...

December by Eve Bunting

December by Eve Bunting

This is one of my favorite Christmas books. Simon and his mother are celebrating Christmas Eve in the cardboard house they built themselves. They don't have much but they still have the spirit of Christmas and offer to share the little they have with an old woman who...

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

This is a fun book to share during Hanukkah. Written by Eric Kimmel and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. On the first night of Hanukkah, a weary traveler named Hershel of Ostropol eagerly approaches a village, where plenty of latkes and merriment should warm him....

Spaghetti and Meatballs For All

Spaghetti and Meatballs For All

Mrs. Comfort has planned a banquet for her relatives and friends. Everything goes smoothly until the day of the event. People begin arriving and that's when problems arise. A delightful mathematical story that introduces children to geometry. Extension activities for...

One Grain of Rice – by Demi

One Grain of Rice – by Demi

This book is  a mathematical folktale of a raja in India and Rani, a clever young girl. There is a famine in the land but she has a plan to get rice for her family. She makes a bargain with the raja and he soon finds out how quickly one grain of rice doubles into so...