Now go read some Byron Barton with a kid!
Apelqvist, Eva Getting Ready to Drive: A How-To Guide Middle school, high school 128 pp. Enslow Life: A How-To Guide series. Apelqvist provides a concise yet thorough overview of the considerations made when preparing to drive. Chapters touch on large issues (e.g., rules of the road) along with smaller sub-topics, from learning disabilities to how […]
A late addition to our “signs of springtime” list: ’tis the season for construction! This is right near our office on The Fenway, but cranes are popping up like crocuses all over Boston. Here are some recent construction books for preschool- and early primary-aged kids (particularly vehicle-obsessed ones!), recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. Jonathan […]
Need a break from that perennial favorite Cars and Trucks and Things That Go? These four new transportation-themed picture books for preschoolers combine well-paced texts, dynamic illustrations, and entertaining stories — the perfect companion for daytime journeys and journeys into night. Byron Barton‘s My Bus (companion to My Car; Greenwillow, 2–4 years) takes readers along […]
My Bus by Byron Barton; illus. by the author Preschool Greenwillow 40 pp. 4/14 978-0-06-228736-6 $16.99 g In a companion volume to My Car (rev. 11/01), we ride along with Joe as he drives Bus #123 across a bold-hued landscape populated with feline and canine passengers. “At my first stop, one dog gets on my […]
Locomotive by Brian Floca; illus. by the author Primary, Intermediate Jackson/Atheneum 64 pp. 9/13 978-1-4169-9415-2 $17.99 e-book ed. 978-1-4424-8522-8 $12.99 Talk about a youth librarian’s dream come true: a big new book about those ever-popular trains from a bona fide picture-book-nonfiction all-star. Striking cinematic endpapers lay the groundwork, describing the creation of the Transcontinental […]
Toddlers’ fascination with vehicles is well documented—see today’s discussion of Machines Go to Work in the City on Calling Caldecott—but who doesn’t appreciate the excitement of a fast car or a ocean journey? We recommend fiction and nonfiction featuring planes, trains, automobiles, and other things that go for young readers of all ages. These titles […]
The books recommended below were all published within the last several years and reviewed by The Horn Book Magazine. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual child is the real criterion. Picture Books Suggested grade level listed with each entry Where’s My T-R-U-C-K? written by Karen Beaumont; illus. by David Catrow (Dial) “Tommy’s not […]