Charlie Bumpers

What is it: Charlie Bumpers is a series of chapter books about a 4th grader and his problems at school. There are audiobook versions of the stories, read by the author, that are fun to listen to in the car. BOOK 1 Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year BOOK 2 Charlie Bumpers vs.… Continue reading Charlie Bumpers

Goodnight Gorilla

What is it Goodnight Gorilla is a bedtime book about a zookeeper (and his wife) who are putting zoo animals to bed for the night. Who is it for Board books that are meant to be read at bedtime are normally best for younger children, 2 or 3, but Goodnight Gorilla has so many little… Continue reading Goodnight Gorilla

Parts – Tedd Arnold

What is it Parts is a book about a kid who thinks his body is falling apart. There are also two sequels: “More Parts” and “Even More Parts” The book is written in rhyme: “I stared at it, amazed, and wondered, What’s this all about? But then I understood. It was My stuffing coming out!… Continue reading Parts – Tedd Arnold

Secret Coders

From graphic novel superstar Gene Luen Yang comes Secret Coders, a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic coding instruction with a page-turning mystery plot! Follow Hopper and her friend Eni as they use their wits and their growing prowess with coding to solve the many mysteries of Stately Academy. What is… Continue reading Secret Coders

On Beyond Zebra!

Dr. Seuss wrote more than 60 books, many of them selling 10 million or copies or more over the past several decades. While “On Beyond Zebra!” has never been as popular as “The Cat in the Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham”, it is one of his better ones, in my opinion. I don’t actually… Continue reading On Beyond Zebra!

The Great Paper Caper

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Steam Train, Dream Train

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Shake a Leg!

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I like vegetables

[amazon_link asins=’0763652830′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’matchstickkidboo’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’65092a9a-40bf-11e7-bd50-a9403d4d2538′] This is a board book about vegetables (obviously) and opposites (above/below, inside/outside, etc.) and also has textures on the pages that the kids can feel. It’s a simple book but one of the popular ones. Our 4-year-old even pulls it out sometimes.