Children who experience a parent’s death, the loss of a mother or father, feel overwhelming emotions. Reading well-written middle-grade books like these may help some kids cope with the loss of a parent with stories showing that other kids have experienced loss and grief also. Stories can also show the possibilities of dealing with grief. […]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.
I don’t have as many new picture books to tell you about, and some are from previous months. BUT, these books are great and worth your while to read. 11 New Picture Books, July 2020 Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, illustrated by Luisa Uribe IDENTITY A beautiful, beautiful story that helps a […]Continue Reading
I’ve been saving the nonfiction books from the last few months so I hope you’re ready to read a long post about 27 nonfiction books you need to know about for summer 2020. If you’re looking for a biography, you’ll find many good choices. Below the biographies are nonfiction books about biomes, yoga, history, and […]Continue Reading
When we teach children to use rich, wondrous words by filling them up with the sound of many wonderful words. We must read to them them authors who use astounding word choices. We must encourage them to read high quality mentor text picture and chapter books filled with precise, lyrical, sensory words. Katie Wood Ray, […]Continue Reading
Whether you’re looking for an easy chapter book or a middle grade chapter book, here’s what’s available on Kindle Unlimited for your kids ages 6 to 12 to read. A reader recently asked me to write this list for her kids who both were looking for good books on their Kindle apps with their Kindle […]Continue Reading
All readers, especially reluctant readers, need books that motivate them to read. Which is why I want to share these interactive adventure books that ask readers to fill-in, draw, and doodle to help the story move along. Talk about motivating and fun! Read, Write, Draw! Interactive Books for Kids Escape This Book Tombs of Egypt […]Continue Reading
Need some fun activity book ideas to keep your kids busy and learning? Here’s what’s new! New Workbooks and Activity Books for Summer 2020 The Magical Underwater Activity Book by Mia Undersood These Button Books activity books are Pura Vida Mom’s kids’ FAVORITES. Read facts about the world of real and magical plants and animals […]Continue Reading
Many of these new picture books are too wonderful to miss. I can’t wait to tell you about them. New Picture Books, June 2020 Together We Grow by Susan Vaught, illustrated by Kelly Murphy INCLUSION Dynamic illustrations and lyrical text model inclusion and making a difference. This barn full of animals denies entrance to a […]Continue Reading