These days when the world has gone digital, where almost everything can be seen and taught using apps and videos with our gadgets, it’s very important to choose wisely what our little ones are watching or reading. Oh, books! They expand the vocabulary, improve the memory, and enhance one’s creativity. Reading is another way to bond with our kids, too! So here’s a list of new books that kids and adults alike will enjoy!
1. Think for Myself by Kristy Hammill (Kindle Edition)
Publication date: November 15, 2017
Suitable for: Kids aged 2-7 years old
The book is about Lilly, a girl who thinks for herself. While adults teach her how to do things, she shows them how creative she is and does things her own way! If you want to teach your kids how to be creative and kind, unique but confident, then this book is a must-have!
2. Tinkle, Tinkle Little Star by Chris Tougas
Publication date: April 3, 2018
Suitable for: Kids aged 2-4 years old
With funny and cute illustrations, this book is a good introduction to potty training. The colorful graphics teach your little ones NOT to tinkle in different places like the car, sandbox, slide, and even on Grandpa’s knee! The Golden rule? Never tinkle in the pool! This is perfect for parents who plan to potty train their babies in the future.
3. Now that I’m here by Aaron Meshon
Publication date: May 15, 2018
Suitable for: Kids aged 3-5 years old
Back before there was baby, dad and mom’s lives were boring. They had quiet breakfasts, read baby books, slept in during weekends–basically a peaceful life. But everything changes when the new bundle of joy comes! This book illustrates the anticipation of expecting parents along with the messy, unruly, yet rewarding life they now have.
4. It’s Your First Day of School, Busy Bus! by Jody Jensen Shaffer
Publication date: July 3, 2018
Suitable for: Kids aged 3-8 years old
It’s the first day of school and Busy Bus is very excited! But he also has first-day jitters. What if he gets homesick? Will the other kids like him? What if he doesn’t make any friends? If you’ve got any kids who are starting the school year for the first time, this might be a good read.
5. I Won’t Go With Strangers by Dagmar Geisler
Publication date: April 3, 2018
Suitable for: Kids aged 3-6 years old
The opening page of this book displays a list of people who are allowed to pick Lu up from school. As she stands all alone on the sidewalk, and waits for her Mom to fetch her, different people offer to take her home. This book shows how rules can protect our kids from strangers, and how to respond to them firmly but politely. There is also a fill-in-the-blank page at the end so parents and children can make their own list.
6. She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History by Chelsea Clinton
Publication date: March 6, 2018
Suitable for: Kids aged 4-8 years old
This inspirational book consists of 13 stories from different women who dreamt big and raised their voices, even if no one listened to them. Not only are these women real, they’re also good role models for the kids. This book also reminds readers that as long as you dream and persist, you will succeed.
7. Lulu Is Getting a Sister: (Who WANTS Her? Who NEEDS Her?) by Judith Viorst
Publication date: April 10, 2018
Suitable for: Kids aged 6-10 years old
Receiving news that she is going to be a big sister soon is the WORST news for Lulu! To prepare for sisterhood, her parents let her attend Camp Sisterhood (aka Big Sister Training Camp) where she must learn how to be a good big sister. This is suitable for girls who have been the only child for a while. This will help them embrace having another sibling, and prepare them for the responsibilities that come along with it.