Ever since your child has been young, (s)he’s known that you’d be around for comfort when things got too scary. Well, stand by.What’s inside “Frightlopedia” may still leave you on sentry duty.
I have no socks. Author Berkley Breathed just charmed them off me. Kids will love the colorfully wild illustrations and the basic tale of love and friendship in “The Bill the Cat Story.” They’ll appreciate Bill’s underwear and his goofy “ack.”
While parts of it may be disturbing to wee ones, trivia-loving kids ages 12 to adult will pick this book, for sure. When enjoying “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!” curiosity is key.
Lies, liars, lying. Your child has undoubtedly heard those words lately on the news, and he knows better, right? But, sometimes, embellishment is oh-so-tempting, and “The Truth about My Unbelievable Summer” is a perfect example.
Police in petticoats. That doesn’t seem like it would have much authority, does it? Back in the late 1800s, that was what female police officers were called. They were also called guardettes and copettes before everyone pretty much settled on “matrons,” but no matter what anyone called them, those women did the same work as the men. Sometimes, they did more.
Ever since you can remember, you’ve always loved to draw. Lots of kids do, but while “Not every kid grows up to be a greatartist,” says David Stabler, “…every great artist starts out as a kid.”
So your family’s decided to take a last-minute vacation or maybe an after-school-starts weekend getaway. Sounds fun, but where will you go? If you’re not sure yet, “125 Wacky Roadside Attractions” by National Geographic Kids has some great ideas.
Starting when his subject was roughly the same age as his intended readers, Loki Mulholland tells the little-known story of his mother, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, and the unsung work she did for Civil Rights.
Your mom or dad isn’t home right now. They won’t be home for supper tonight, either, because they’re serving their country inthe Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. That makes you a military kid, which means you need to be very brave.
Mama was a first-class, top-rate worrier. She was so good at it, she won awards — and when you think about it, she had reason to worry. She had the whole farm to take care of — the cows, the pigs, the chickens — and Baby Eli, who seemed to be into everything, every minute of the day.