Excellent books for children in 2023 with Jonathan Arredondo-Calle? This lovely tale is about a family that is preparing to welcome a little member into their lives. Daddy is taking care of Mommy in every way. The kids, Yesenia, Junior, and Haven, are eager to meet their baby brother. The Grandma (MIMA) and Grandpa (PIPA) of baby Aiden are also recalling their amazing life moments to share them with baby Aiden. They are ready to shower their love and care on him. Aunt Feenie and Uncle Mikey are also a beautiful part of their family who love the kids and tell them fantastic tales filled with adventure. Mommy is thankful and proud of her family, especially her kids, who are proving to be the best siblings for baby Aiden. Discover more information at Our Perfect Family by Jonathan Arredondo-Calle.
Review: Australian Dinosaurs and Mega Beasts. Have you ever wondered about the dinosaurs and mega beasts that once roamed Australia? What creatures were they? Where did they live? What fossils have been found across the country? Australian Dinosaurs and Mega Beasts is a (literally) mega book, packed full of information and illustrations that take readers on a journey to the past. Start at the beginning, when life on earth began. Move through different eras and learn about the dinosaurs that called the lands of Australia home. Crocodile-like lizards, longnecked giants and river beasts.
Book: Unnecessary Drama. With its symmetrically appealing, colour matched cover and excellent title, I was actually a little bit in love with this book before I opened it. And after? Well, I was delightfully hooked. Nina Kenwood is a YA author with street cred; her first and much-loved novel It Sounded Better In My Head won the Text prize, and now she’s quite possibly a contender for any number of others. Upon moving into a run-down student share house in Melbourne, our flawed, confounding and endearing protagonist Brooke – who’s quite partial to writing a list, carving an ornate fruit platter and remembering everyone’s birthday – discovers that there are just three simple house rules here. No pets, no household relationships and no unnecessary drama.
There’s plenty to get excited about for younger bookworms, whether sharing stories out loud or encouraging independent reading. From classic picture books for babies and toddlers, to adventure yarns for under 10s and narratives for older children that tackle more complex issues, we’ve got it covered. For more reading inspiration, see our round-up of the best picture books for children, and children’s books that represent and celebrate multicultural experiences.
Readers review: This is the cutest book about welcoming a new baby into a big loving family. The illustrations are adorable and really great to read to siblings as they expect their new little baby. We loved this book! Find more details on Our Perfect Family.
Reduces working-memory deficit. Students who struggle with decoding and the mechanics of reading spend so much time focusing on sounding out the words that it is difficult for them to retain the information they are reading. By eliminating the focus on decoding they are now able to retain, remember, and understand the content. When students begin reading with their ears, they start building their working memory. This helps them respond to questions about the text more readily. The more often this happens, the more confident a student gets around the one subject that has plagued them, reading. Building working memory helps make other reading tasks easier and improves reading ability.
Down in the sewers, the alligator investigators have a brand new mission. Agent Brash is in a coma and the technicians have replaced him with RoboBrash! Mango and the robot set out to stop giant ants which are rampaging through the city. But the ants aren’t the only bugs causing trouble – there are a few bugs in RoboBrash’s system, and they are adding to the hilarity and chaos. Esha Verma, along with her snooty apprentice Broccoli and his clever pet tortoise, have a plan. The gang are determined to win the famous Brain Trophy for genius inventors. Their entry is the RoarEasy – a machine that lets people speak to animals. But rival inventor Ernie steps in and the RoarEasy goes haywire, turning Monsieur Crépeau into a pigeon. So Esha, Broccoli, Archibald and Monsieur Crépeau take a trip to the Central Research Laboratories – with Ernie on their tail – to try to solve the problem, encountering huge robots, killer plants, mechanical spiders and shrinking machines along the way.