On #ReadAloudTuesday, I read to the Maple students age 3-6 at my son & daughter’s former Montessori school. Young readers are demanding and honest: I strive to share the best of children’s literature with them each week.
The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein
Awoken by his cat, a young boy explores the magic and beauty of the night world. From the animal shadows outside his front door to the first hints of the morning sunrise, the illustrations showcase the wonderment of the outdoor world. A beautiful way to end – or start – the day. Share with ages 3-7. © 2015.
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman
Friendship and caring have never met a duo like Boy and Bot. After playing together, Bot is accidentally switched off. Boy believes Bot is sick and does what he thinks is best, taking Bot home, feeding him applesauce, then tucking him into bed when nothing seems to works. But Bot awakens and sees Boy fast asleep, Bot does what he thinks is best to power him on. A kid-friendly story that stands repeated readings. Share with ages 3-8.
Mercy Watson to the Rescue! by Kate DiCamillo
Mercy Watson’s inaugural adventure begins with a BOOM! and CRASH! The porcine wonder, along with her owners Mr. and Mrs. Watson, have broken the bed. Mercy shuffles out of the room as the Watsons shout for the fire department, but Mercy has other matters on her mind: she’s hungry for toast with a great deal of butter. Ending up at the home of her neighbors, the Lincoln sisters, the chaos – and hilarity – kicks into high gear. Brilliant illustrations by Chris Van Dusen bring DiCamillo’s humorous tale to life. First in a series of 6. Share with ages 2-8.