Kids’ Books to Remember for January

January 15, 2017

kids' books to remember for january

In January, I’m always a little sad that autumn and the holidays are past, but in another way it’s good to get the house back to normal (although I’m finding it hard to locate everything I put away in all of those places I was sure I’d remember!) and back into a routine. I think we’re just about there! I’ve started making my January soups and I actually spent some time curled up under a cozy blanket, burning candles and reading “grown-up books”. This reminds me about a new section I’ve added to the list on the right hand side of the blog, titled “What I’m Reading Now”. I’m going to strive to keep it up to date to let you know about the adult and kids’ books I’m reading every week.

As part of “returning to normal”, I visited the library this week and spent a lot of time perusing the shelves in search of some kids’ books to remember for January to share with you over the next few weeks. And because I’ve been reading several blogs and articles over the holidays, I’ve found some links about reading and children that I think you might find interesting.

I hope you find lots of books that will be just right for your family, and will help make your next library visit a little bit easier!

kids’ books to remember for january: read alouds

The choices this week are appropriate for ages three and up, and each one is part of a series.

Catwings by Ursula K. LeGuin

Mrs. Noodlekugel by Daniel Pinkwater

In Aunt Lucy’s Kitchen by Cynthia Rylant

KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER for january: picture books

Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou

The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey

I Like the Way You Are by Eve Bunting

KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER for january: chapter books

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Ida B. … and her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly Save the World) by Katherine Hannigan

Howiday Inn by James Howe

links for mom and dad

What if Schools Taught Kindness?
Curiosity Unbounded:
50 Books to Inspire Science-Loving Mighty Girls
picture book heroes honored at eric carle awards
barbershop cuts prices for kids who read aloud during appointment

posts you may have missed

14 Books to Help your Child be More Compassionate

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More about Susan

Hi! I'm Susan, a wife, a mom and a recently retired elementary school librarian with 22 years of experience. One of my greatest joys is to connect kids with a perfect book, which then leads them to a lifelong love of learning. Through my blog, I'm hoping to reach parents, their children and teachers to help them find those special books. I’m also hoping to offer some tips and techniques to use with your children as you read aloud.

I appreciate your comments!

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