With Summer Reading quickly approaching, we have provided a list of awesome resources you can use to make for a summer that is out-of-this-world!!!
This story, The Tide, is about the relationship between a young girl and her grandfather. They love spending time together at the beach having picnics, building sand castles and searching for sea shells. Grandpa sometimes has memory problems and through that, the young girl learns patience by reflecting on her own forgetfulness, like tying her shoes or where she buried her polar bear toy.
I enjoyed this book because of the love that they share for each other and the understanding of what Grandpa goes through. It teaches us to be patient and kind to our family members and friends that experience memory loss in their twilight years.
Jim Huebner, Children's Literature Consultant
This summer launches "A Universe of Stories" reading program and what better way to celebrate than to host your own Space Training Camp for kids to feel like they really are about to launch into space! 🚀
We came up with some ideas that we thought might be useful to help you get started:
This chapter book is a fantastic title that packs in a lot of personality and perfectly ties into summer reading and will draw new interest with the release of the black hole photograph. Using a black hole as a metaphor for dealing with difficult feelings, 'The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole' is a fantastic book for young adults.
You wouldn't guess this title is about overcoming difficult feelings with how the author plays with the humor of having a black hole as a pet. Using mischievous placement of text on the page, the author is able to create humor and depth (no pun intended) that is equally fitting for either an advanced reader or a reader looking to catch up to their grade. This book has the makings of a favorite for a wide array of readers.
Sales Representative, Anne Sorenson
We hope that you enjoyed your Easter. We wanted to share some simple ways that you and your family can use to continue celebrating Easter. We hope to help you and your family enjoy this "eggstra-special" holiday. ❤️
This book is part of a six title series called Finn's Fun Trucks. The series covers a variety of vehicles, from space to farming to clean-up crew, with high-interest topics to entertain all kids in your library. Every kid has a favorite type of truck, plane or spaceship that they will be able to find in this series, giving them a chance to learn more about them.
In The Clean-Up Crew, it goes in depth about different types of cleaning vehicles, such as garbage trucks, snow plows, recycling trucks, vacuum trucks and street sweepers. It covers how they keep our cities clean. My nephew has always loved garbage trucks and loves when they swing by his house. I know he will be excited when I am able to give him a copy of this book!
Sales Representative, Nate Kovatch
The 100th Anniversary of Children's Book week is coming up so we wanted to share with you some ways to celebrate!
The Big Beyond is the perfect Penworthy Pick! This small press book is a brand new release from Tiger Tales Press and is perfect for your Summer Reading Story time. It has beautiful, simple and whimsical illustrations, a rhyming text with a basic cadence that is enjoyable for toddler times. Follow along in this title as readers explore the space travel from prehistoric times to modern day. This title explores and touches on constellations, the beginning of flight, the 1969 Saturn 5 and the first moonwalk. The end of the book questions young minds about the future of space travel and if they too will be future astronauts. The final addendum offers further fun facts and resources for readers to think on and explore and expand their learning.
The Big Beyond will be a hit with your summer readers and is perfect for a multi-age, family story time. It makes space travel and early learning concepts of space accessible to young and growing minds. The Penworthy Team gives this book 10 out of 10 STARS!
Senior Sales Representative, Kris Cunningham
April Fools' Day is just around the corner so we thought we would compile and share some of the best librarian humor that has been trending around the internet!
Our 10 Favorite Library Jokes:
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
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