11 Book Resources to Help Parents Find Great Children’s Reading Books

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  1. Kari says:

    Tracy — thanks for sharing this great list.  Here’s another one — Bookopolis.com — it’s like a Goodreads but made just for kids to connect safely with their friends. I created it (yes, a self plug) when I saw that my elementary school kids listened to their friends more than parents, teachers, and even librarians for new book ideas.

  2. Tara Jones says:

    WOW! Thanks for all of these resources. I too love to provide parents with resources on selecting early childhood books. If you have some time feel free to check out some of our book reviews. (Thanks for the excellent material!)

  3. Tamara Laurel says:

    I recommend a book by Jim West called Libellus de Numeros (The Book of Math) that makes math and science relevant and fun in a story of magic and danger. The story is about Alex, a young precocious girl, who mysteriously gets transported to a strange world where Latin and Math combine in formulas and equations with magical effects. With a cruel council leading the only safe city of its kind in this world, she will have to prove her worth to stay as well as help this city as it is the target for two evil wizards who seek to destroy the city and its ruling council. To help the city and also get back home, she will need the help of the greatest mathematician of all time, Archimedes. In a world where math is magic, Alex wishes she paid more attention in math class. Search for the book on Goodreads for reviews. A review mentioned, “A lot of the books that have educational elements embedded in the plot feel forced. Libellus de Numeros is just the opposite. The math, science, etc. are natural, organic, contributing parts of the plot that fit in seamlessly.” My 11-year-old daughter just finished reading it and she learned math and science in a fun way.

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