This month we have had a blast partnering with the author of Ella and Penguin Stick Together Megan Maynor. She knows and loves her children’s books, and she has some great suggestions for you to enjoy together with your kids. You can learn more about her in these two posts– Meet Megan Maynor and BookHounds #1 Ella and Penguin Stick Together.
Reading picture books together as a family is so important. At our first BookHounds meeting, Megan mentioned the importance of picture literacy. It’s important to understand what is happening in the pictures. This is the beginning of discerning irony in plotlines and understanding people’s emotions.
It also helps us to use our imaginations even as adults.
Read Aloud Tip for January:
in one book this month, take time to enjoy the pictures before plunging into the words.
I recommend Ella and Penguin Stick Together. It’s a very cute and fun read. If you are interested in others, these books are some of Megan’s favorites. I can’t wait to read them myself.
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George and Martha
by James Marshall
Poor George and Martha, sometimes being friends can be super tricky. But good friends are worth it.
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
by Mo Willems
Is is one of my favorite picture books series ever. I would love to own every single one of these books! The illustrations are so funny and the lessons learned are so perfect.
Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters
by Oliver Jeffers
Megan recommends this book in the spirit of Shel Silverstein. Each letter has its own story and throughout the book, you will see snatches interwoven.
Wolfie the Bunny
by Ame Dyckman
“He’s gonna eat us!” There’s only one clear-thinking member of this family, but who is it?