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My Superkiddo loves animals, really LOVES them, and often searches for books that include kids who love them, or star actual animal heroes. This collection of children’s books ranges from the nostalgic to the downright ridiculous, but what can you expect when the 8-year-old selects the books, right?
What to Read: Animal Books
Time for Kids: All About Animals
This is a fun, little book with the answers to many of the questions that kids typically ask. Brilliant photos, and engaging graphs will hold the attention of the most inquisitive young animal lovers. You may find that your future scientists will begin sharing the tidbits learned with their peers, or even their favorite adults.
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
When was the last time that you even uttered the word encyclopedia, or encouraged your kids to read one? I am old enough to remember searching for answers to my elementary research projects amid the volumes of encyclopedias in my home and libraries. This book a fabulous addition to the reference material in your home, and if your kid is an animal lover, they will love it.
Adventures of Jack: The Agent With a Bone to Pick
This is the hilariously written story of Jack, an undercover agent, who just happens to be a dog. Your super sleuth kids will enjoy figuring out the details as Jack takes a bite out of crime (ha!).
A Forever Home
The young dog lovers in your home may enjoy reading a story from a dog’s perspective. How does it feel to long for a forever family? How does it feel when you finally have one? Bailey is a beautiful puppy, and she starts out with less than ideal circumstances. This is the first installment in the series, and follows sweet puppies along their journeys to find forever homes.
Farty Marty – A Heartwarming Tale of Farts and Friendship
The title alone elicits giggles. I always thought that since Superkiddo was such an advanced student that he would only gravitate to serious subjects. Fat chance! This book falls in line with all things gross, and silly, and will be a young boy’s favorite story to share with friends.
Night of Flying Shadows
Superkiddo loves our Great Dane, so he naturally picked a book with a Great Dane lead character. Honey is a super sleuth who joins fellow doggie friends to face mysterious events in the forest. There’s no need for dark, scary ghost stories when you have fun mysteries to read.
Secrets According to Humphrey
Humphrey is not just any hamster; he’s the beloved class pet of Room 26. He shares his view of the world from inside his cage, and works to solve any human problems that he encounters. Things get a bit crazy when the students begin studying Ancient Egypt, and creating their own secret codes. How can Humphrey help solve any problems if he cannot decipher what anyone is saying?
What are you, and your students reading this week? I would love to know about all of your literary discoveries. Be sure to visit other posts by the below writers this week. Perhaps you will find a few new additions for your family’s library. Have a great week, and happy reading!