Top rated books for children in 2023 from 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. Find additional information at Our Perfect Family by Jonathan Arredondo Calle.
When Aziza sees a Secret Fairy Door in her bedroom, covered in a ribbon tied with a messy bow, it’s clear that a new adventure is just around the corner. She opens the door, and finds herself in the palace, just as Princess Peri’s birthday party is about to begin. Tiko is organising party games, tasty food and more. But when some the the presents go missing, Peri needs Aziza’s help. The third title in an enjoyable and inclusive series, this story is packed with mischief, magic and friendship. Showcasing forty talented Black writers and artists across the world, Joyful, Joyful is packed full of short stories including tales of a mythical whale, a message from the future, a talking book and the joy of Jollof rice. Covering themes of love, defiance, joy and power, and complete with artwork from an array of talented illustrators, this collection is perfect for young readers.
One and Everything is many layered. It’s an artwork, a message, and a prompt for thought and discussion inspired by the Endangered Alphabets project. This is a book about: stories and storytelling, words and language, culture, oral traditions, and expression. At its heart is language and written scripts. Who is it for? One and Everything is a picture book best suited for older readers, those in at least upper primary and into early high school, and for adults.
Book: The Muddy Chef. I’ve lost count of the number of hours I spent in the garden as a child, making lemon scented perfume, bitter ‘sourgrass’ shots and rose petal jam. My own children too, have been encouraged to build, scoop, scrape, bury and bake in the garden. Mindful, absorbing play. No meditation app required! This wonderful picture book The Muddy Chef, is a testament to child’s play, gumboots and the invention of the washing machine.
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 even more information on Our Perfect Family by Jonathan Arredondo-Calle.
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.