My favorite new book of 2015 to read aloud is Bunnies!!! By Kevan Atteberry. An adorable monster says hello to a tree, the clouds and then there are Bunnies! The bunnies are frightened by monster’s enthusiasm and hop away. Reading this book to preschoolers is a hoot as they can recognize the energy of the monster and cry out “Bunnies!!!” at the proper time.
Introducing scientific concepts to preschoolers and early elementary age students can be challenging. Taking ideas and theories that many adults have a difficult time conceptualizing and making them understandable and relevant is no easy task. That is why I love the following scientific picture books. They talk about things that your kids are asking about, in way that is factual, entertaining, and easy to understand.
I was excited to read Jason Chin’s Gravity, and it didn’t disappoint. With beautiful, eye-catching illustrations and big, easy-to-read text, Gravity would be exceptional even if it weren’t also parlaying important information. Along with his outstanding Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island: A Story of the Galapagos, Chin has proven himself a master at combining beautiful illustrations, an engaging plot, and easy to understand science. Continue reading