4 Great Reads for Winter Break
Hot Chocolate and books: Cozy up with these great reads over Winter Break!
School will be out for winter break soon – Yes! No rushing out the door in the morning to catch the bus or driving carpool, or hectic afternoons of juggling homework and after school activities! Winter break is the perfect time to unwrap some great reads. Whether traveling or staying at home, these new books are sure to fire up young imaginations, warm hearts, and keep kids from saying, “I’m bored!”
Bunny Roo, I Love You
by Melissa Marr
In this beautiful book, filled with soft watercolor illustrations, mama animals are making their new babies feel loved and at home. Baby rabbit, lizard, kangaroo, and wolf are just a few of the animals sharing special time with their mamas, including a human mama too! For a comparable book for dad to read to baby, check out “Daddy Hugs” by Nancy Tafuri.
I Wish you More
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Litchtenheld
What do you wish for your child? In this whimsical book by the creative duo of “Duck! Rabbit!” and “Wumbers,” you will discover wishes for hugs, bubbles, stories, and more. Be inspired and create some of your own wishes with your child!
The Whodunit Dectective Agency: The Café Mystery
by Martin Widmark
This junior mystery is sure to bring out the detective in your child! A robber has struck at Cafe Marzipan three times in the past year and the police chief calls upon the super sleuthing skills of best friends Jerry and Maya to help him catch the tricky thief. Who is the thief? What do delicious baked goods have to do with this mystery? Engaging characters and fun illustrations make this book a winner. You child will want to solve all five mysteries in this series!
The Book Scavenger
by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Emily is not thrilled when her family announces the move to San Francisco until she learns that it is the home of her literary idol, Garrison Griswold. Mr. Griswold developed an online game called Book Scavenger where participants find and hide books. Emily is a devoted player. When she meets a new friend, James, they discover a mysterious book at the site where Mr. Griswold had been mugged. The book contains clues to Griswold’s newly created game. Full of adventure and mystery, your child will not want to put this book down! Dedicated book scavengers may want to check out the official website at http://bookscavenger.com for possible scavenger hunts in the greater Charlotte area and beyond.