December is a great time to share favorite stories; there are just so many old holiday favorites to choose from to get your family into the holiday spirit.
Favorite Christmas Stories:
Little Red Ruthie is the story of a little girl who sets out with a basket full of goodies to help her Bubbe Basha make latkes for Hanukkah. Like the other Little Red you know, she meets a big scary wolf while walking in the woods and the wolf declares, “I am going to eat you up!” Will she be able to convince the wolf that latkes taste a whole lot better than she does?
You can listen to the video read aloud Hanukkah in Alaska right now. Just click on the book jacket to listen to the story read aloud by Molly Ephraim. It is the story of what Hanukkah is like for a little girl living during a long, cold Alaskan winter. For her, daylight only lasts for five hours and she doesn’t have squirrels or rabbits in her backyard, she has a moose! Can she convince the moose to leave her trees and her swing alone?
Listed below are even more Hanukkah stories you can check out with your library card.
Books recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services
Print books that include simple interactive entertainment are a childhood favorite. Traditional examples include pop-up books or Where’s Waldo style search and find books. There are some unique ones too, like Wonders of the USA, which utilizes a flashlight to make images appear. In other interactive books, like Tap to Play!, children decide when to turn the page or shout directions to a book character. These books are commonly very funny and are especially wonderful for children who find it difficult to sit still and respond well to interspersed movement and talking rather than long stretches of quiet listening. These books make wonderful gifts that just might result in a “thank you!” as well as a “read it again!” To get an idea what sharing one of these books might be like, you can try one of them right now. Listen to the author B.J. Novak read his uncommonly plain but hilarious story, The Book With No Pictures:
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Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services
“Can I help?” is one of the most often repeated sentences of small children. Toddlers and preschoolers are typically curious and eager to learn, willing volunteers to be included in the projects and jobs they see going on around them. This is a great time of year to talk about helping!
Young children understand the concept of support, assistance, and teamwork. When everyone helps out, “many hands make light work.” To help within their own family, kids can pick up toys, select items from a low shelf to add to a shopping cart, or feed the dog. The books listed below will help you take helping out to a new level. Even small children can contribute to their community, the bigger world outside their own home. “Can I help?” Yes, you CAN!
You can find more books & activities about helping out at home at Read Right Right Now! Helping.