Best Children's Books from Albert Whitman & Company
My 8 year-old son, Braxton loves to read! He is in second grade and reads at the level of a sixth grader. (Proud Momma Moment.) The Albert Whitman & Company has sent us several of their absolutely amazing titles to review which have quickly become Braxton's favorite books!
Madame Martine lives in Paris and follows the same routine every day. She takes for granted the beautiful things that exist all around her. She refuses to go to the Eiffel Tower because it's "just for tourists." One day Madame Martine finds a stray dog and decides to take him home. When she tries keeping her dog on the same schedule, he breaks free, leading Madame Martine on a wild chase up the Eiffel Tower! Upon reaching the top, she discovers how much beauty she has been missing all these years. From then on, the two friends try something different every week.
Milo is Not a Dog Today
Milo loves to pretend. He goes on a journey looking for someone who understands his creative imagination. But the other animals only like to play with their own kind. When Milo pretends to be like them, they just laugh. Eventually he meets Cleo who also loves to pretend! Milo and Cleo become fast friends.
City Street Beat
In City Street Beat, a young girl travels along a city's twisty road on her way to a friend’s house. Together, they embark on an adventure, taking in all the city’s sights and sounds. They hear the tippy, tappy clack of high heels on the sidewalk; the strumming and drumming of a three-piece band; the flipping and flapping of dancing pigeons; and more. The girls move and groove to the rock-n-roll and razz-ma-tazz of the city’s hip-hop beat using all five senses until at last it’s time to say good-bye.
Shadow of the Silver Screen
As the age of the silent film dawns, a mysterious filmmaker approaches the Penny Dreadful with a proposal to turn Montgomery Flinch's sinister stories into motion pictures. With Monty starring in the production, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events. As Monty pleads with Penny to help him, she is drawn into the mystery, but soon finds herself trapped in a nightmare penned by her own hand. Can Penny uncover the filmmaker's dark secret in time?
Sugar White Snow and Evergreens
Maple-sugaring season is the perfect time to visit a local farm! As a family takes a sleigh ride, they see a bright red cardinal, a snowman with an orange carrot nose, and they learn how tasty amber maple syrup is made. After a morning full of color, they share pancakes and maple syrup in the farmhouse! Felicia Sanzari Chernesky's cheerful, vibrant verses are accompanied by Susan Swan's gorgeous collage art.
Super Schnoz and the Invasion of the Snore Snatchers
Andy Whiffler—aka Super Schnoz—is the world’s loudest snorer. His snoring is so thunderous that on most nights it registers a 4.5 on the Richter scale. However, the most dangerous effect of Super Schnoz's snoring happens in outer space, millions of light-years away, where aliens are harvesting his snores to prepare for an invasion of Earth!
The Night Before Christmas
Barbara Reid reimagines everyone’s favorite Christmas poem in her own extraordinary style, featuring a lively cast of young creatures anticipating the most exciting night of the year! The classic poem is brought to life by her signature Plasticine illustrations, full of humor and astonishing detail, making this a Christmas treasure to read year after year.
The Princess Who Had No Kingdom
There once was a princess without a kingdom. All she had was a pony and cart and a red umbrella to keep her dry from the rain. Though she lacked worldly possessions, she made up for it in kindness, cleverness, and beauty—qualities that made all the rich princes with kingdoms want to marry her. A wise and witty modern-day fairy tale brought magically to life through Sarah Gibb's exquisite art.
Urgency Emergency! Little Elephant's Blocked Trunk
Little Elephant has been playing with his toys and putting all of them away in the wrong place! Soon, his mother notices that something is not quite right with her little one's trunk. Little Elephant needs to take a trip to the hospital after a few of his toys end up inside of his trunk. How did they get in there? More importantly, how will they come out? Doctor Glenda and Nurse Percy team up once again to save the day!
When I Feel Worried
Everybody worries. Children worry, too—in new or confusing situations, or when someone is angry with them. This new addition to the acclaimed The Way I Feel Series uses reassuring words and touching illustrations to address a child’s anxieties and shows him ways to help him feel better. Cornelia Maude Spelman and Kathy Parkinson team up once again to provide a comforting and empowering book that’s helpful to all families. Includes a foreword for parents and caregivers.
From peanut, grape, and wheat seeds to sandwich, PB & J Hooray! is all about how peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are made. The story begins with the kitchen and works backward to the shopping, delivery, production, harvesting, farming, and planting processes! In fun, rhythmic language, readers discover how peanuts become peanut butter, grapes are made into jelly, and wheat turns into bread.
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Disclaimer: I received copies of these books to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.