Thursday, September 12, 2013

To Everything There is a Season

Kidz Korner
As the year goes by, kids are fascinated by the changes in nature.  The books I chose for this week illustrate how the year progresses by months and seasons.  What do you do in each season?  Do you live in a place that doesn’t have distinct seasons?  What season is your favorite?  We’re coming up on mine in just a few short days.


Chicken Soup With Rice by Maurice Sendak

A romp through the year with a bowl of soup.  Sendak has a silly sense of humor that kids appreciate and his books have engaging pictures.  I’ve always loved his rhymes.

I would read this book to kids from 5-8 years old.


The Year At Maple Hill Farm by Alice Provensen

Beautiful photographs of a working farm not only help kids to appreciate the different times of the year but also the real workings of a farm.  Not many of us get to see a real farm in action so this is the next best thing.  I would read this book to kids from 4-7 years old.


A Tree for All Seasons by Robin Bernard

Did you ever really look at a tree?  This book shows a tree from every angle at all times of the year.  The photos are excellent and the text is easy to understand.  I would read this book to kids from 4-7 years old.

The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown

Beautiful illustrations mark the changes in the seasons on a little island in the sea.  The pictures are realistic and give us a glimpse into another life we wouldn’t normally see.

I would read this book to kids from 5-8.



Have fun exploring the seasons and, until next week, keep reading.