What do you get when you combine a bat, a squirrel, and a farmhouse family during Christmas? A sweet, seasonal story that is sure to become a Christmas classic.
Myrrh is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raft, who live in the brown barn next to the white farmhouse with its big bay window all decorated for Christmas. Myrrh wants to visit the farmhouse’s Nativity scene like his parents have done year after year. When he sneaks off with the help of Sensa Squirrel, Myrrh finds himself in a spot of trouble and gets some unexpected help.
Merry Myrrh The Christmas Bat by Regan W. H. Macaulay, has been updated and published by Pandemonium Publishing House. This wonderful story that first caught my attention in 2018, is even more delightful than I remember.
Macaulay teamed up with artist Alex Zgud again to bring Myrrh’s story to life. The glorious colors that fill this book’s pages alongside Macaulay’s descriptive text paint the perfect Christmas story for this animal family settled on this farming family’s land. I fell in love all over again.
If you only buy one new book for your youngster this year, make it Merry Myrrh The Christmas Bat.
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Publisher : Pandamonium Publishing House (October 8, 2021)
You’re thinking this will be just one more story of the ignored, “big-boned ” girl, who sheds her glasses and a few extra pounds and finally attracts the notice of the most popular guy in school.
Except it isn’t. Because I’m not unpopular. Not all that ignored. And I love the way I look―just as I am.
Then someone puts my name in for Homecoming Court.
The bigger surprise?
People actually vote for me!
Now, I’m a “princess”―whether I like it or not―but the guy I’m paired with isn’t exactly Prince Charming.
Rhys Castle is the strong, silent type who always wears a frown―he’s certainly never smiled at me. I’m 99.9% sure he hates being on Court and being my partner, but surprisingly…he doesn’t switch when he gets the chance.
Turns out Rhys has a secret―something that makes him run hot and cold throughout the entire three weeks of Homecoming festivities. Whether he’s stepping on my feet during dance lessons or gallantly escorting me through the Homecoming parade, I can’t get a read on this guy, and for the first time, I find my confidence wavering.
But there’s more to Rhys than meets the eye. And the more the spotlight shines on me, I realize there’s more to me, too.
Publisher : Entangled: Teen (November 2, 2021)
Who is Singing? by Janet Halfmann is the perfect way to inspire a love of birds in your youngster. This beautiful book filled with colorful illustrations from artist Chrissy Chabot, brings the reader along asking the question, “Who is singing?” as each bird makes it own unique sound. From the Blue Jay to the Robin to the Nuthatch and more, this delightful story will charm young readers. The story is followed by Birdsong Fun Facts & Notes, making it entertaining and educational.
Children will enjoy reading Who is Singing? time and again. It can help you foster a love of nature and a desire to explore the world around them. It also encourages youngsters to come up with their own words and sounds for the bird songs they hear.
Who is Singing? by Janet Halfmann is a great addition to any personal or school library.
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Kicking off the series, for kids aged 8-12, is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: 366 Elevating Utterances to Stretch Your Cranium and Tickle Your Humerus. This high-energy collection offers a year’s worth of fascinating words, amazing facts, captivating illustrations, and zany stories. With 12 audio downloads, kids can hear each story read aloud by celebrity narrators Rachel Bloom, David Harbour, and Soledad O’Brien.
For much younger word-lovers-in-training, Merriam-Webster’s 150 First Words is the perfect welcome gift for any baby. Encouraging language acquisition through the repetition of simple phrases, this oversized board book features 150 words for everyday objects and activities, woven around illustrations of mealtime, playtime, and other daily routines. Within every scene, search-and-finds provide fun ways to connect with your baby.
“Reading with children from an early age helps build lifelong literacy skills,” said Greg Barlow, President of Merriam-Webster. “And those skills open worlds. Through reading, kids learn about the world around them, the world beyond them, and the infinite worlds yet to be imagined.”
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: 366 Elevating Utterances to Stretch Your Cranium and Tickle Your Humerus and Merriam-Webster’s 150 First Words will be available this October wherever books are sold. Future Merriam-Webster Kids titles include activity books, picture dictionaries, and story books.
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At the school gate Sarah waves at Mom, then runs away. She sees Lisa! And Adam! And some of her other friends. There’s also a boy who Sarah has never seen before.
There is a new boy at Sarah’s school, and his name is Ian. Sarah helps him out. She shows him the block corner, the chair he can use, and the games they play outside on the playground. Sarah has another fun day at school – and makes a new friend too.
In this cheerful picture book, a girl shares her knowledge of her school with a new boy and makes a friend in the process. Pauline Oud tells a familiar story and illustrates it with warm and colorful pictures. For children ages 30 months and up.
Zaza is going to daycare for the first time. Will she and Rosie make new friends?
A warm book about cuddly friends and new friends. For toddlers ages 24 months and up, with a focus on the child’s world.
It’s Robin’s first day of school. He isn’t looking forward to it, but he decides to give it a try. Robin has a lot of fun at school! The children jump rope, do craftwork, and Robin builds a tower of blocks. He even goes to the potty all by himself . . .
A funny and colorful book about the first day of school. For children who are a little afraid of this big step and for those looking forward to it, ages 4 years and up.