Books for Kids to Read

Update May 2016:  See the new video below! I usually leave the book reviews to Felicia… but since we’re in the middle of summer break, and have some rainy days at home, I have a book to share with you! My 7 year old has Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52

For summer, we have free (and rewarding!) reading programs at the Houston Public Library, Harris County Public Library, Barnes and Noble & Heights Candy Bar. We also have recommended reading for elementary school kids with the HoustonISD Name-That-Book List… But what about Toddlers and Preschoolers? I asked Houston parents for their favorite books for little

It’s Felicia! Today’s review is of Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter! I know that almost everyone is familiar with the Pippi Longstocking series by Lindgren, but I had never heard about Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter until I spotted it on NPR’s list of books that children should read. I checked it out

Each year, HoustonISD schools compete in a Name That Book competition.  First the kids try out for the school club and then the teams compete against each other.  All questions come from the official book list, and the list is out now! If your child wants to be on the team next

It’s Felicia! Today’s review is of Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems. I love Mo Willems and I feel as though no children’s library is complete without his complete Pigeon stories or his Elephant and Piggie chronicles. When I discovered Edwina, The Dinosaur Who

It’s Felicia! Today’s review is of Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists! My six year old has really found her reading groove now and has begun to devour books on her own at school and at home. I have really tried to keep the momentum going with frequent

It’s Felicia!  Today’s review is of CDC? by William Steig/ There are a few children’s authors that are staples in our home that my kids can practically recite every page from memory. William Stieg is definitely one. We love “Shrek”, “Dr. De Soto” “The Magic Bone”, and his fabulous book

It’s Felicia!  Today’s review is of Time Warp Trio Series by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. So my younger daughter has finally been hooked into reading and has literally whizzed through every Bean and Ivy book at least twice in less than two weeks. I want to keep the

It’s Felicia! Today’s review is of I Scream! Ice Cream!: A Book of Wordles by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. What’s a “wordle”? My girls wanted to know when they saw this book on Friday afternoon at our local bookstore. At first I thought it was a made up nonsense word, but after

It’s Felicia! Today’s review is of The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. If your kids like folklore stories that have beautiful illustrations, look no further. This book is extraordinary! It draws upon Cinderella and another Creole tale to form this fairytale that both