I have found some great new books from a fun, entertaining kids’ books publisher, Five Star Publications. They have books for all ages. Reading is so important and having fun books makes it even easier for kids to learn. With books like Rattlesnake Rules, Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo, Cheery: The true adventure of a Chiricahau Leopard Frog, Shakespeare for Children: The Story of Romeo and Juliet, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War, The Student From Zombie Island. Fun, educational, and great reading will keep kids coming back for more.
Here is a little more about those particular books:
Rattlesnake Rules: Conrad demystifies the world of rattlesnakes and introduces children to such topics as who, when, and what rattlesnakes eat. He shows readers why rattlesnakes have rattles and what it means if you hear one. You will learn how the snakes’ forked tongues help them survive. The delightful and colorful illustrations of Nathaniel P. Jensen help bring the story alive. More info: http://www.fivestarpublications.com/book_detail.php?recordid=111
Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo - Famous Sheriff John Slaughter’s young daughter, Addie, bravely travels from Texas to the Arizona-Mexico border, settling on the 1800s Slaughter Ranch. Along the way, her mother dies; she narrowly escapes a stagecoach robbery and murder; an earthquake destroys the ranch; her father's earlobe is shot off; and she meets Geronimo. More info: http://www.fivestarpublications.com/book_detail.php?recordid=142
Cheery: The true adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog
More info: Cheery is a Chiricahua Leopard Frog. He starts as an egg in a pond, turns into a tadpole, and then into a frog. Dr. Elizabeth W. Davidson explains why Leopard Frogs and other amphibians might become extinct.Cheery: How a Lonely Frog Finds Friends tells children what can be done to save the frogs. More info:http://www.fivestarpublications.com/book_detail.php?recordid=143
Shakespeare for Children: The Story of Romeo and Juliet - Highly condensed, fully illustrated version of the world's greatest and most tragic love story. Author supplies thought-provoking discussion questions that allows you to explore this tale from any age or perspective. Use the same discussion questions to help you explore the other plays from a similar perspective. More info:http://www.fivestarpublications.com/book_detail.php?recordid=39
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: Luke and his sister Jenny aren't overly excited when they first learn of their mother's plan to take them to Tombstone, Arizona, as part of their vacation. That changes in a hurry when they are suddenly swept back to the 1880s and the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The ghost of the Grand Hotel's handyman, a kindly gentleman by the name of Swamper, guides them through the events of that fateful time. Young readers are right there with Luke and Jenny as they learn firsthand the story of the Earp brothers and what led to the historic shootout. More info: http://www.fivestarpublications.com/book_detail.php?recordid=92
Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War: As Luke and his sister Jenny resume their summer vacation their mother plans a stop at the historic town of Lincoln, New Mexico. But when a thunderstorm begins to brew, Luke and Jenny realize things aren't what they seem. Suddenly they are swept back in time and find themselves face-to-face with the notorious Billy the Kid. The ghost of Paul, a young buffalo soldier who lived over a century ago, guides them on their journey as they experience the life and times of this mysterious young outlaw. Will Billy the Kid live up to his legend? More info:http://www.fivestarpublications.com/book_detail.php?recordid=105
The Student From Zombie Island By Michael J. Moorehead
This captivatingly illustrated story takes you on a whirlwind trip through the rumor mill. A new kid is coming to school. Known only as Bust 'em Up Bill, it's not long before the other students have made up their minds what he must be like. Rumors based on fear begin flying around the school! With a nickname like Bust 'em Up Bill, he must have flaming red hair, yellow fangs, the claws of a dragon, and breath that can singe your hair! As the story progresses, the rumors grow wilder and wilder until (gulp!) Bust 'em Up Bill shows up at school. More info: http://www.fivestarpublications.com/book_detail.php?recordid=82
Studies show that kids who read at home with their parents are better readers. Sure your kid learns to read at school, but they learn so much more at home. The more that you read and read to them, the better start they will have. As a teacher I know how important it is to read, read, read.
We received the Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog book to read. My son really enjoyed reading this together. The pictures are fun and informative. We learned about about Cheery, a rare frog, how he lives and what his life is like as an endangered frog.
I hope that you enjoy reading with your kids as much as I do. Books are a big part of our life. There are so many great ones out there, like Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricachua Leopard Frog, that I know you’ll find something your kids love.
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*Disclaimer: I received a book in order to do this review. All opinions are my own.*