A good book can touch our hearts for years to come. Taking us to magical worlds of wonder, teaching us valuable life lessons, and bringing us on adventures are just a few reasons we should all take time to bring out our inner bookworm. These recent NAPPA winners will help make reading your child’s new favorite hobby!
You’re My Little Cuddle Bug
Celebrate your little cuddle bug with this sweet and colorful rhyming board book, sure to become one of your family’s favorites! With chunky pages for little hands and die-cut cuddle bugs to add depth and interest, children will love the interactive features alongside the story in You’re My Little Cuddle Bug.
For Kids 0-3
Bone Collection: Animals
From gorillas to kangaroos, get ready to explore the insides of some of your favorite animals and the specialized body parts that help these animals thrive in their habitats. Bone Collection: Animals features dozens of animals with detailed illustrations of their skeletons and information about how their bodies help them move, hunt, and avoid predators. After reading about animals on land, in the water, and in the sky, kids can build an elephant and a crocodile model. This is a fantastic book for your curious kids. Parents will enjoy it too!
For kids 7+
My Illustrated Classics Collection
Featuring six beloved abridged classic tales, each with its own modern illustration style, My Illustrated Classics Collection is the perfect read-aloud choice for bedtime. This stunning edition features a beautiful cut out cover and ribbon bookmark, making it a special gift choice. The collection includes shortened versions of Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Black Beauty, The Wind in the Willows, and Treasure Island. A perfect addition to any home library.
For kids 3+
Bee Still: An Invitation to Meditation
Bentley is a lovable honeybee who does not participate in the frantic buzzing of other bees. Instead, he uses meditation to help calm himself and find inner peace. Soon the rest of the forest animals are joining along with Bentley as they sit, breathe, and “bee” still! A “Note to Parents and Caregivers” is included with information on how to teach children to practice meditation and its benefits.
For kids 4-8
Sewing the Rainbow: A Story About Gilbert Baker
Sewing the Rainbow is the powerful story of Gilbert Baker and the creation of the rainbow flag. This book takes readers from Gilbert’s childhood in a small town in Kansas, to his historic artistic career in San Francisco. Includes a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” with more about Gilbert and the flag’s history.
For kids 4-8
Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family
Marvelous Maravilloso is a story from the point of view of a young interracial child about what color means within the dynamics of race, ethnicity, and culture. This sweet, simple story is a wonderful celebration of diversity as it discusses the colors of the world and the colors of the people in a family—all of which make the world beautiful and unique.
For kids 4-8
Eppie the Elephant (Who Was Allergic to Peanuts)
It’s the first day of school for Eppie the Elephant, and she’s a bit nervous about one thing: that her new classmates won’t understand her nut allergy. Like many kids today, this fun-loving elephant can’t partake in peanuts, pecans, or pistachios and has to be careful about what she eats. Eppie makes fast friends with Allie the alligator and Pearl the squirrel, but when Eppie’s allergy is explained at lunch, will her friends still stand by her side? Readers of all ages will relate to this heartwarming, lyrical story of understanding and acceptance.
For kids 6-8
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice
Something Happened in Our Town describes a traumatic event—a police shooting—from the perspective of a White family and an African American family. This story provides an excellent platform for discussing social justice and race relations with children. Includes a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” with other helpful resources.
For kids 4-8
Happy Reading! And remember to PlayLearnConnect with NAPPA Awards!