Reading Ahead – December

These are the review previews

Picture Books (all ages)

groundhog weather school[openbook booknumber=”9780399246593″] This just looks adorable, and the back cover is a great little map.


Guide to Mythical CreaturesAn Illustrated Guide to Mythical Creatures by Anita Ganeri; illustrated by David West (Hammond  World Atlas, 2009) This is a text-heavy picture book for older audiences. The illustrations are fascinating and have a “read more” quality about them.


magic words[openbook booknumber=”9780981782390″ templatenumber=”3″] The name of the series is what grabbed me immediately: A Catching the Reading Bug Book! Magic Words and its companion book Magic Letters: The Keys to the World of Words like a creative way to help kids understand word families and build stories at the same time.


mommy_draw_stars[openbook booknumber=”9780982295908″ templatenumber=”3″] Mommy Draw Stars The author describes this book as a collection of “rhymes, songs and touch-play activities.” There are lots of directions in addition to the nursery rhymes, and I’m curious to see how that works out.


Too Purpley[openbook booknumber=”9781599903071″ templatenumber=”3″]] This looks like a must-have for the Mom of a child who is VERY particular about what her clothes should look and feel like. The purple-ness caught my eye, but the picky fashionista resonated, too. This has potential as an early reader.