Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems
This book is an excellent resource to teach children about food and healthy eating. The format is very engaging with lengthy explanations of the food groups and scientific properties interlaced with a picture book format that includes poems to engage the very young. Grace Lin is an award winning author offering great insight at an early level to help facilitate dialogue about eating for health.
Senior Sales Representative, Lauri Streeck
My Penworthy Pick this month is the book 'Wonky Donkey' by New Zealand author and musician Craig Smith.
It's the perfect read-aloud book for a group or for bedtime. You may have become familiar with it last fall, when a video of a Scottish grandmother reading this book to her grandson went viral, as she could barely make it through with her fits of laughter! Smith said, "You can't ask for a better endorsement of your creation than when the person reading your book is having a better time than the child being read to."
It has everything you need to get your kids listening and laughing! The rhythmic, rhyming, and tongue-twisting words introduce you to a 3-legged, one-eyed donkey with a huge personality. In the end, you'll learn the he is a "spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky, wonky donkey!" You can even download a companion song for free to add to the hilarity and engagement of story time.
This book has been in high demand since the viral video hit the United States, and we're proud to offer it to you in our Penworthy exclusive guaranteed binding, so it can withstand the circulations it will most definitely be getting!
By Laura Paff, Penworthy Sales Representative
Women's History Month begins this Friday, March 1st! With all of the outstanding achievements women have accomplished through the decades, a month hardly seems long enough to cover them all. Women have helped shaped society, technology, government, entertainment and beyond with their forward thinking and powerful personalities. At Penworthy, we wanted to honor these women, so we did it the best way we know how, we curated a wonderful collection of titles featuring strong women and their incredible stories.
We could go on about these trailblazers all year long, but we will let the books do the talking. This high-interest collection features fiction and nonfiction titles with women and stories that everyone will love. They will be in high demand in the month of March but will capture interest for the rest of the year and years to come.
Go ahead, get inspired!
American Girl has announced their 2019 Girl of the Year - Blaire! She lives on a farm with her family and helps them run their Bed & Breakfast Inn and their Farm-to-Table restaurant. The food served was harvested on their family farm. Blaire and her mom write blog posts for their family's website with recipes they create together. Her love of cooking and decorating provide her many opportunities to hone those skills while planning the first wedding to be held in their barn.
But between dress disasters, texting mix-ups, and more than one incident with a mischievous goat, Blaire soon learns that wedding planning is a tricky business . . . and that balancing friendships is even trickier. Can Blaire find a way to make things right, or will this wedding-and her friendship-turn into epic fails?
By Dawn Marowsky, Penworthy Sales Representative
LEGOs have been popular toys for boys and girls of all ages since they first came out in 1947! And now, 72 years later, they are releasing LEGO movies that are topping the charts for record breaking sales and excitement! What better way to get your reluctant readers interested in a book, than jumping on the LEGO popularity bandwagon. Penworthy has an outstanding collection of LEGO books including four new LEGO Movie 2 titles featuring Emmet, Lucy, Batman, and Unkitty! These titles will hold popularity for years to come, and they're all in stock now. Get the hottest new LEGO titles on your shelves while kids are seeking them out after just seeing the new LEGO movie.
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Readers can create 16 different leprechaun traps for St. Patrick's Day with this creative and original book. With a STEAM approach, kids can engineer easy ways to catch these timeless Irish fairies. Each project comes with a level of difficulty, a 'leprechaun appeal meter' and a materials list. In addition there are recipes of snacks sure to attract leprechauns and kids alike! Colorful illustrations and easy to understand directions make this book a must have for any St. Patrick's Day programming!
By Katie Ratajczyk, Penworthy Senior Sales Representative
Did you know that Penworthy has FREE resources available for you to print and use in your library? They're easy to access, printable PDFs so you can quickly use them for activity time in your library. We have everything from coloring pages, word searches, science experiments and everything in between! Just visit our website at www.penworthy.com and click the resources section in the header.
We've put together 12 new resources pages related to the 2019 Summer Reading theme: A Universe of Stories! Visit our page now for great resources for your library.
Luciana: Out of this World
American Girl Contemporary Girl of the Year, Luciana, wants to be the first girl to walk on Mars. Luciana is a driven, focused, outgoing girl who has her goals in place. In this story, Luciana and her family are headed to Chile for winter break to see cousins and extended family. However, from the beginning, Luciana is so wrapped up in telling stories of herself and her accomplishments, her reception is less than welcoming. She had just been excluded by her cousins to go on a camping adventure, when she receives a surprise invite from 'frenemy', Claire Jacobs, from astronaut training camp to join her at the Mars habitat in the desert and watch NASA scientists at work. Torn between wanting to get close to her relatives and working with NASA scientists, Luciana chooses to give Claire a second chance. (Claire had been her partner at Space Camp in the second book and abandoned her in a diving drill in an underwater unit.) Luciana and Claire have their character and friendship tested. Eventually, the girls end up in a life and death situation and have to rely on each other for survival. Two strong women role models in the book, the grandmother and one of the NASA scientists, provide wisdom and guidance in formulating their choices and actions. In this story there are many moments of conflict, drama, opportunities for learning and reflection, and true friendships all set in the framework of science and Mars exploration.
By Joan Schimmels, Penworthy Sales Representative
If you're looking for a book that embarks on a uproar journey for Black History month, "We March" by Shane W. Evans is the pick for you. It's a great historical fiction story on how the African American community stood alongside other ethnic groups to fight for their own equal rights. This historical fiction picture book creates the tone and exhibits incredible illustrations on what it was like to prepare for a peaceful march and stand for equal rights TOGETHER. One mind, one body, one voice, which created unity and hope.
By Kanisha Hines, Penworthy Sales Representative
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