Fulcrum’s Favorite Kids’ Books
June 29, 2011 Leave a comment
It’s finally summer in Colorado. School’s out, library summer reading programs are in full swing, and with temperatures climbing into the 90s it’s the perfect time to consider finding a new page-turner to keep your kid content and in the shade. Our staff members have taken a look at the bookshelves in order to recommend the Fulcrum children’s book they love most.
Recommended by Carolyn Sobczak
I love this book! It combines a story, pumpkin fun facts, and a recipe for the perfect pumpkin pie. It’s a great book for fall without being too Halloweeny.
Recommended by Katie O’Neill
I’m a big fan of kids’ books in general, but I’ve given Alphabet Kingdom to several of my young relatives because I think this is one of the exceptional ones. It’s a beautiful introduction to the world of words (alphabetically) and is so much fun to peruse, looking at all the nooks and crannies of Mo McGee’s illustrations. How can you not love “Emily the elegant elephant eagerly elopes” with a wedding chapel and tiara-clad feminine elephant? Wonderful.
Recommended by Ingrid Estell
Hoodoos. Goblins. Frozen ribbons of colored sand. Magical and very real, Sand to Stone is a great introduction to the sandstone beauty of the American Southwest. The wonderful photographs and engaging text are sure to entice children and their families to explore the amazing geology around them.
Recommended by Haley Berry
This is a clever, fun little book that teaches kids about gardening—and that food doesn’t just magically come from the grocery store. I’m a sucker for the neat little illustrations and diagrams. I wonder if I could grow my own cupcakes…
Recommended by Sam Scinta
This combination of Bruchac’s poetic text and Locker’s beautiful artwork is a great way for kids to learn about an American hero. Both a pleasure to read and a wonderful learning experience.
Recommended by Dani Perea
My favorite children’s book is Trickster. It’s an anthology of twenty-one Native American trickster tales told by Native American storytellers and illustrated in comic book format. The short chapters make for great read-aloud story time, and I love the slapstick humor and mischief in each tale.