By Linda Pate
The holiday is quickly approaching and I want to share with you my book picks for great gifts for children. It’s time to turn off the television and get back to reading. Why not give a basket of books for the holiday?
How often do you sit quietly and listen to the sweet sounds of the birds as they speak to one another? How about when the squirrels jump from tree to tree as they chase each other to see who’s going to get there first? First Music (August House $16.95) by Dylan Pritchett will allow a child imagination to hear the sounds and rhythms of the West African forest. The illustrations are vibrant and will capture your little one as they bring this story to life. You’ll want to meet Mr. Elephant as he makes sounds that grab everyone’s attention. Don’t miss this jam session with the animals.
Get It Together
How many of you wish your children were organized? A Kid’s Guide to Organizing (Jehonadah Communications $12.95) by Jarret Carter, Jande Carter and Jolene Carter will give you and your child fun ideas on how to share a room with a messy sister or brother. It will show your young reader how to get much out of his time, and get homework done more efficiently. This book will also provide fun checklists and worksheets to get the job done.
Feel Good About Yourself
Many of our young girls feel overwhelmed with all of the pressures of the world. Feel Good Girl (Universal Press& Productions $14.95) by Felicia Richardson-Battle gives girls tips on how to handle the stresses of life. It includes projects that will help her relax as it instructs in how to tackle the tough stuff and take control of life. This book will teach girls how to feel good about the young woman in the mirror, and it’s a must-read to build self-esteem.
Learn about independent publishing at “Publish Your Dreams Workshop,” Nov. 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Precious Memories Bookstore, 3229 Idlewood Ave, Richmond. Free. Linda Pate is the Bookstore owner as well as host of “The Talking Book Show” on www.LoveBroadcasting.net every Friday at 7 p.m. www.PreciousMemoriesReading.com