Tenacre librarian Esther Frazee shares the titles of some of her favorite books. A new list will be posted every month, so stay tuned!
I have come across some books, websites and a podcast you may enjoy exploring with your children.
KidNuz is a podcast and also a website that seems appropriate for grades 3-5. There is a new episode daily that provides children with an appropriate dose of what is in the news. All podcasts are added to the website and there are also other activities included. The quiz that comes after the news is quite good.
Two digital stories sites for remote learners have a nice collection of “video books” and may be entertaining and something your child would like to explore.
Some books that I would like to call your attention to during the month of March are picture book biographies of mathematicians. Additionally, please find a list of authors who have created series with a math focus.
Biographies of mathematicians that may inspire and encourage your child:
A Computer Called Katherine, Susan Slade
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science, Diane Stanley
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel, Kathryn Davis and Gilbert Ford
The Girl with a Mind for Math, Julia Mosca
Nothing Stopped Sophie, Cheryl Bardoe
Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein, Don Brown
Lines, Bars, and Circles, Helaine Becker
Block Head: Life of Fibonacci, Joseph D’ Agnese and John O’Brien
Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling…, Rachel Dougherty
Beneath the Bed, Max Brallier Charlie and Mouse Even Better, Laurel Snyder Dory Fantasmagory Tiny Tough, Abby Hanlon Harold & Hog Pretend for Real, Dan Santat Hello Crabby, Jonathan Feske Hello Hedgehog, Norm Feuti King & Kayla Case of Found Fred, Dori Butler Smell My Foot, Cece Bell Snail and Worm, Tina Kugler The Quiet Boat Ride, Sergio Ruzzier The Adventures of Zip, David Milgrim Yasmin in Charge, Saadia Faruqi
Tenacre librarian Esther Frazee shares her predictions for the 2020 Caldecott and Newbery Medals. The winners will be announced on January 27.
2020 Caledcott Medal Predictions Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished picture book published in 2019.
Going Down Home with Daddy, Kelly Lyons The Full House and the Empty House, L.K. James Carl and The Meaning of Life, Deborah Freeman Another, Christopher Robinson Saturday, Oge Mora River, Elisha Cooper You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks, Evan Turk
2020 Newbery Medal Predictions Awarded to the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children with a copyright date of 2019.
The Bridge Home, Padma Venkatraman A Good Kind of Trouble, Lisa Moore Ramee New Kid, Jerry Craft The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, Dan Gemeinhart Torpedoed, Deborah Heiligman Infinite Hope, Ashley Bryan Pay Attention, Carter Jones Queen of the Sea, Dylan Meconis
We love to read! Tenacre librarian Esther Frazee compiled a short list of her favorite books. Enjoy!
Picture Books A Bear Came Along, Richard T. Morris Dasher, Matt Tavares Scarecrow, Beth Ferry & The Fan Brothers Truman, Jean Reidy & Lucy Ruth Cummins Saturday, Oge Mora Fry Bread, Kevin Noble Maillard & Juana Martinez-Neal
Chapter Books The Line Tender, Kate Allen The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, Ashley Herring Blake A Place to Belong, Cynthia Kadohata Look Both Ways, Jason Reynolds & Alexander Nabaum Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers, Celia C. Pérez Roll With It, Jamie Sumner
Non-Fiction Manhattan, Jennifer Therms Infinite Hope, Ashley Bryan Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of 'The Children's Ship,' Deborah Heiligman The Great Shark Rescue, Sandra Markle
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