Aren't You Supposed To Be In The Zoo?
This charming rhyming story follows a young child out on a summer stroll who bumps into an assortment of wild animals along the way including an ostrich, a rhino and a bear.
All the animals declare that they are on vacation, exploring the world to see:
“How people are living and what people do
It would have been easier if they lived in a Zoo”
Eventually the child at the center of the story ends up in a tree at the Zoo swapping places with the animals for a short time.
This is light-hearted and fun bedtime reading at its best.
Born To Dance
This story is based on the life of dancer and dance teacher Doris Humphries. It is written in poetic verse that flows with fun and energy. Written by her daughter Kay in celebration of her mother's life. Doris is still teaching tap and tango dancing at the age of 91. This book has read-along audio and interactive elements.
Cowboy Blaze Barton's First Cattle Drive
Experience a slice of Black history with the adventures of 10-year-old Blaze Barton on his first cattle drive. This exciting tale is inspired by the forgotten history of African American cowboys who made up one in four of the hard-working men who drove cattle across America. Readers will be transported into the rugged world of cowboys as they drive 600 herd of cattle across 250 miles from Papa’s ranch in Texas all the way to Kansas.
Kason wants to attend the kite-flying festival at his local park, so his dad teaches him how to make and decorate his own kite. Kason also learns the importance of generosity when his dad suggests that they take their kite-making supplies to the festival in case there are kids who don’t have kites.
Sure enough, when an unleashed dog causes havoc at the park, Kason comes to the rescue, displaying both the skills and the kindness that his father taught him and making three new friends along the way.
This book will resonate with all parents, especially dads who want to spend some quality time with their kids, away from electronic devices.
When is the last time you flew a kite? This heart-warming illustrated book will remind you of being a child again and will encourage you to share your childhood games and traditions with your kids.
Music In The Family
Growing up with music Oliver has one wish - to play in his family's band. He strives to become a good musician but discovers it will take much more than talent. This story helps us learn about different musical instruments and musical styles. And, that dreams really do come true.
My Mama Is Flying That Plane
Celebrating the little-known history of African-American aviation pioneers, this inspirational book, set in the early 1930s, shares the story of Janet and her older sister Bess (named after the first Black female pilot Bessie Coleman and her contemporary Janet Watford).
The girls learn the meaning of courage and determination when their Mama loses her job but seizes the opportunity to chase her dreams of becoming a pilot.
At a time where it was almost unheard of for Black women to fly, she wins a scholarship to an aviation school in Los Angeles and moves her family across country.
Mama and the girls go through some tough times trying to make ends meet in their new home. But all their sacrifice is worth it when Mama finally gets to fly a plane in a first-of-its-kind Air Circus, giving Janet a huge surprise that makes her 9th birthday simply unforgettable.
This is a great addition to your kids book collection if you want:
• Books for Black girls
• Picture books for kids
• Children’s books ages 6-8
• African American Historical fiction for girls
Mystery at Zig Zag Zoo
This enchanting mystery about Peanut, the smallest and naughtiest monkey at Zig Zag Zoo, will captivate your young readers and teach an important lesson about thinking of others before yourself.
There seems to be no explanation when things start disappearing and reappearing around Zig Zag Zoo. Maybe it’s a ghost, the zookeepers wonder.
But no, it is Peanut who has found a secret way to escape his cage and get up to all sorts of mischief. Your kids will delight in his antics involving a proud lion and a can of green paint…a blue parrot’s feather and a zookeeper …and of course lots and lots of peanuts!
One night however, the fun turns frighteningly serious as little Peanut is forced to make a big decision that could cost him his freedom.
Taking the E Train
Abuela (grandmother) finds a unique way to solve the problem of a too hot apartment on a summer day in New York. She calls to her grandchildren, “Mi amor, my love, adventure is waiting. Hurry and meet me by the door.” Climb aboard this commuter train and ride along with this family enjoying the sites and sounds on the E Train.
The Jackson Kids Go To Paris
Make a quick stop in Paris when you put your young ones to bed in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Jonathan Joseph Jackson Jr has already lived all over America – from Alaska to Hawaii to Washington, D.C. – but now his Daddy’s Army job is moving the whole family to Paris!
Follow the Jacksons as they tour the famous sights in the City of Lights, climbing 387 steps to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral and visiting the “Moaning Lisa” as little sister Samantha Jane calls it. But when Jonathan Joseph and Samantha Jane take puppy Max out for a walk all by themselves, things don’t quite go as planned. What’s the French word for “lost?”.
This story book for kids ages 5-7 will become a firm favorite on your children’s bookshelf.