I received various books from Sterling Publishing in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
My family, the one I grew up in, was a little different than most. I have an older brother and two younger sisters. What makes us different are the age differences between us! My brother is two years older than me, then there is eight years between me and my next sister, and six years between the next two. If you do the math you can see that my youngest sister was born when I was 14-years-old.
Because of our spacing the relationship I have with my sisters is a little different than the traditional one. I didn’t have to share my clothes with them growing up, we didn’t fight over toys or the tv, but I did spend a lot of time babysitting them, which I hated at the time. Looking back I am so grateful for the time we were able to spend together.
I remember spending time snuggled up with my littlest sister reading Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown over, and over, and over again. I still have that book memorized to this day! I cherish those memories snuggled up together and I love that I have similar memories with my own kids.
I look forward to making even more memories with Margaret Wise Brown’s new book Goodnight Songs. This book is made up of poems and songs that were found after Margaret passed away. They have published together in a beautifully illustrated book that includes a cd of Poetry set to music. 12 award-winning illustrators contributed illustrations that bring these works to life in different styles and mediums. It is sure to be a book that will be passed down from generation to generation, a real keepsake. You can find it on Amazon here, or at your favorite local bookstore. ARV $17.95
Also New from Sterling Children’s Books:
Who’s In The Tree By Craig Shuttlewood
This lift-the-flap book is just too cute! My kids love this cute book that features animals all over where they shouldn’t be. A penguin in a tree? An Octopus in the jungle? My 3-year-old gets the giggles every single time! I appreciate the fact that the pages are made from a heavy cardstock so I don’t worry so much about my toddlers ripping them! Find it here, ARV $12.95
Is That My Cat By Jonathan Allen
Is that my cat? A child asks this question over and over throughout this book. Their cat is skinny and sleek, this new cat is round and doesn’t fit through the door! Follow this book all the way through to the end to find the cutest surprise. The funny illustrations will make you and your kids laugh as you find out just what happened to their cat! Find it here. ARV 16.95
A History of the World With Google Earth
This book literally takes you on a trip around the world- with Google Earth! It is a fun workbook that paired with a internet connection and computer becomes a virtual tour of ancient ruins, and grand adventures. This book is really cool and as you travel from place to place you collect clues to find a secret destination. A great book to add to any adventurers collection. Find it here, ARV $9.95.
Dinosaur Series by Paul Stickland
Do you have a dinosaur lover at your house? These fun illustrated books help teach your toddler all about shapes, colors, number, and opposites. The bright colors grab even the smallest readers attention and make older kids laugh with their silly antics. If you are alreay fans of Paul’s book Dinosaur Roar! than these colorful characters are old friends. Find them here, ARV $4.95.
So, grab a comfy seat and someone to snuggle in with for a read-a-thon, you have tons of new books to choose from!