Happy New Year! To kick off 2021, we’ve got a great list of good reads for your littles. This month’s book picks will transport you to snowy landscapes and warm you up with delicious meals and cozy classics.
1. The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
Originally published in 1962, this book became the first picture book with an African-American protagonist to win a major children’s award. The story features a young boy named Peter who ventures outside after the first snowfall in his bright red snowsuit and discovers the joy of playing in the snow.
2. The Mitten, by Jan Brett
Written and illustrated by one of the foremost children’s authors, Jan Brett, this heartwarming story is about a missing mitten that is transformed into a cozy home for a bunch of woodland creatures. Once you’ve read the story, your little can try their hand at colouring in the mitten and its creatures by printing off this fun colouring page.
3. Spaghetti and Meatballs for All, by Marilyn Burns
There’s nothing like a hearty meal of spaghetti and meatballs on a chilly January day. This book is not only a fun story but also an early introduction to the math concepts of area and perimeter.
4. There’s a Giraffe in my Soup, by Ross Burach
Soup is another great meal for this time of year. But what if there was a giraffe in your soup? Read aloud as another hairy or scary animal pops out of each course at the restaurant. Parents, you’ll enjoy the puns just as much as your kid enjoys the fun illustrations.
5. Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Storybook Collection
January 18 marks National Winnie the Pooh Day! Dive into these 11 classic stories where Winnie the Pooh and his friends learn about topics such as friendship, respect and caring for the environment.
What are your family’s favourite books this month?