Got a graphic novel reader? Me, too! And it’s always fun to give them more, wonderful reading choices, right? Here are seven new graphic novels for kids ages 7 to 18. Cat Ninja by Matthew Cody, illustrated by Yehudi Mercado (ages 7 – 10) By day Claude is Leon’s pet but by night, […]Continue Reading
Books, Activities, and Games for Elementary Age Kids
Teachers, parents, librarians, and grandparents, find the best book reviews and recommendations, activities, lesson plans, writing ideas, fun educational ideas, games, and toy ideas for elementary age children who are ages 5 to 12.
In the U.S., elementary school is usually kindergarten to fifth or sixth grade.
Here are some quick links to get you started finding good children's chapter books, picture books, and nonfiction books.
Want to teach your kids how to write a letter? Start by reading children’s books filled with letter writing and use them as examples! Mentor texts like these children’s books provide excellent examples and ideas for teaching the format of letter writing as well as voice (tone) and organization. If teaching writing is the WORST […]Continue Reading
Lately, I can’t keep up with all the exceptional chapter books. Because there are SO MANY GOOD BOOKS! Here are some of the latest middle-grade books and one YA book that have made a big impression on me. I hope you love them as much as I do! New Chapter Books, October 2020 Three Keys […]Continue Reading
Giving games and puzzles as Christmas gifts is a time-honored tradition in our family. This is why I’ve found the best new games for 2020 that my kids and yours will love to play. From card games to board games and dice games, you’ll also discover the best games from years past that you don’t […]Continue Reading
Are you shopping for the best STEM toys and gifts for your kids this holiday season? Here you’ll find what’s new and recommended for 2020 as well as the best classic STEM ideas for kids. Discover robots, building blocks, science kits, circuitry, math games, and much more! This is the best list of science, technology, […]Continue Reading
I’m excited to share with you 18 great nonfiction books. I hope you check out the book about eels, weird animal names, ninjas, and fairies, just to name a few. I also love the knitting and braiding books, the dog and cat friendship book, and the atlases, too. Look for a checkmark to indicate books […]Continue Reading
Ready for an eclectic assortment of new nonfiction picture books? Below, you’ll find good books about animals, tea, yoga, voting, ecosystems, and more. And, they’re all new! If you have older readers, visit New Nonfiction Middle-Grade Books for Ages 8 – 12. Also, I’m finally doing something I’ve thought about for months — adding a […]Continue Reading
I’m so excited about these stocking stuffers for kids, tweens, and teens from ages 3 to 16 that I’m barely resisting buying them all. I did a lot of research on gifts for kids for my holiday gift guide and found some cool fun ideas that your kids will love. Hope you love them, too! […]Continue Reading