Puzzles, Picture books, Classics and More
Sharing books can be a wonderful way for parents and kids to connect. Whether practicing skills, puzzling over a mini-mystery, revisiting old favorites or finding new ones, the titles below offer plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy a good book together.
Crime files. [#2], Shadow of Doubt: Four-minute Forensic Mysteries
Match your wits against those of the crime scene investigators as they work to solve a variety of mysteries using forensic evidence.
Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales
A fresh look at eight classic stories, told with bold language and vibrant pictures.
The Wind in the Willows
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside-- Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together
Using rhyme, rhythm and repetition, the scary text invites young children to read along with an adult. Together the adult's text and the child's responsive text create stories with a scary theme.
The Secret of Platform 13
Odge Gribble, a young hag, joins an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on a journey from their magical island kingdom to London through a tunnel which opens every nine years for nine days, to try and rescue the young prince who had been stolen as an infant nine years before.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
Wishing for Tomorrow: The Sequel to A Little Princess
Relates what becomes of Ermengarde and the other girls left behind at Miss Minchin's School after Sara Crewe leaves to live with her guardian, the Indian gentleman.
Not all picture books are for preschoolers. This almost wordless book exposes the horrors of war and would be a great discussion starter for families who wish to tackle tough topics.
The Lion & the Mouse
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
A clever take on the age-old optical illusion: Is it a duck or a rabbit? There's also a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument.
Can You See What I See?: Once upon a Time
This rhyming, search-and-find picture book contains 12 compositions that depict favorite fairy tales, folk tales, and classic stories where readers can use the picture clues to search for dozens of intriguing hidden objects in a far, far away land filled with toys.
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!
Learn about Sandy Koufax the greatest lefty who ever pitched in the game of baseball.
Minute Mysteries 2: More Stories to Solve
Characters from the American Girl books are featured in eleven short stories with mysteries, puzzles, and riddles for the reader to solve.