By Lyda Whiting
WHY TWO LITTLE WORDS MEAN SO MUCH
Written by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer with Kristina Tracy,
illustrated by Stacy Heller Budnick
are one. “I am the voice that you hear when you are quiet and still. I am the
little bird on your windowsill ...” We are together.
renowned author offers children the gift of understanding that we are not
separate from, but part of, God. Dr. Dyer now shares this most important
concept from his book for adults, “Wishes Fulfilled,” with children.
and colorful paintings fill the reader with delight as the gentle words flow
over the pages. The writing is simple and lovely, and easy for a young reader
to read on their own. You will want to share this gem together, often.
recommended for ages 3 and up.
by Hay House Inc., this book is available at your local bookstore.
NAMED BEA AND OTHER POEMS
Written by Candace A. Dietz, illustrated by
Virginia J. Rost
bee named Bea just wants company, but everybody flees her. Until she meets
another bee, and together they are happy as can be. William the vermilion
chameleon can’t change colors -— until his friend shows him how to use colorful
scarves to be any color he wants.
Children will have fun reading about charming, quirky animals like
Bea. The characters
with funny problems in a
way, so each poem ends cheerfully. The lively poems are accompanied by whimsical watercolors
that fill the pages with color.
is a great book for reading aloud together, as well as for the beginning
readers. The warm-hearted tone is just right for bedtime or any time
for ages 3 and up.
by Mixed Media Memoirs, this book is available at your local bookstore.
GIFT OF THE LADYBUG
Written by Carole M. Amber, illustrated by Evi
there lived two horses who loved each other very much. They were very happy when they
had a beautiful baby. They loved their boy Polkadot so much that they didn’t notice he was
different from other baby horses. But the doctor told them their baby was not a
horse at all — Polkadot was a ladybug. And ladybugs fly instead of gallop,
eat bugs instead of
hay, and live shorter lives than horses. The horses cried, but then they
realized that their baby could never be a horse — he was a ladybug. So they
celebrated Polkadot for who he was, and enjoyed the sweet time that he was with
story of love and acceptance will help children and parents see their unique selves as magic just
the way they are.
for ages 3 and up, and for parents everywhere.
by Ladybug Publishing, this book is available at your local bookstore.
Written and illustrated by Jaimal Yogis
the sea turtle wanted to surf. He couldn’t make it past the breakers, and the
surfing dolphins laughed at him. His parents grounded him for trying. But Kai
vowed to be the first surfing turtle. That night as
slept, a dream octopus took him off through his window to a distant shore where
turtles were surfing the waves. Once Kai saw them doing it, he tried again and
he could do it too. He just needed to believe he could.
Kai noticed a dolphin trying to get past the breakers to surf. The other
turtles were laughing at her and telling her “dolphins don’t surf.” Should Kai
hang with his new friends, or help the dolphin?
whimsical book has rhyming text, child-like illustrations, and a gentle
message. Young readers will enjoy Kai’s adventures.
ages 3 and up.
Published by Pelagic Books, this book is available at your local