Fall is coming! Kids are going back to school with both excitement and fear after months of isolation. Or maybe you’re homeschooling. Either way, transitions can be hard.
Our family has found that books provide ample opportunity for connection and discussion—at all ages. Our biggest problem? Too many good books to choose from. To help you choose meaningful books for learning, our associate publisher offers her favorite reads for fall, by age.
How do you keep your kids reading all summer? And how do you steer your kids to books that will make them fall in love with reading? Here are a few tips and recommendations from our associate publisher and mother of three, Rebecca Glaser.
Librarians Are Awesome
Visit your local public library and rely on the expertise of the children’s librarians. They are trained in Reader’s Advisory and have wide knowledge of recent and popular books. If your library is open, make a weekly trip and browse the shelves together.
Let Kids Choose
Howard has always been captivated by animals and art. After finishing his PhD in dolphin genetics, he pursued a career as a children’s illustrator. We tracked Howard down at his Durham, UK, home and asked about his art process for our Ecosystem Food Webs series.
Q: The Ecosystem Food Webs series teaches kids how animals and plants rely on one another in nature. How did your science background and degrees help you illustrate this series?
Deirdre A. Prischmann will happily give you a hug or high-five—whichever you prefer. No Hugs! is her debut fiction picture book. She lives in the upper Midwest with her husband and two girls, and she stopped by to answer a few questions for us.
Recommendations for holiday book gifts, from associate publisher Rebecca Glaser
Give Books. Gift Joy!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 27, 2020
The Creative Company announced today that it will commence distribution of two independent children’s book publishers, Amicus Publishing and Black Rabbit Books, effective June 1, 2020. The Creative Company currently provides fulfillment services for all three publishers, but will now add sales, marketing, customer service, and accounts receivables services, enabling the three publishing companies to bring hardcover books, paperbacks, and e-books to their library and classroom customers with greater ease and efficiency.
It's never too early to begin reading to babies and toddlers. Our board books are manufactured for durability, written with short attention spans in mind, and fun to read for both adults and kids! Check out our original board book series below.
"Adorable animal baby adventures." —School Library Journal