WOW! Staff Book Picks

Book picks suggested by WOW! staff members:

PLAY

Play – How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown
adult non-fiction
available through Amazon
Why play is necessary for child development, and important for grown-ups too.

PIRATES AND THE SEA

Flotsam by David Wiesner
children’s fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
The camera that washes up on shore is wordless story telling at its best. Good for all ages and languages.

Night Pirates by Peter Harris
children’s fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
Tom joins a band of girl pirates.  This rollicking adventure story features strong girls as well as the boy Tom as the pirate protagonists.

What If You Met a Pirate? by Jan Adkins
family non-fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
Pirates and piracy, buried treasure, and life on the high seas are brought to life in this colorful, appealing book.

Boat by Eric Kentley
family non-fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
A history of the development and uses of boats, ships, and rafts.

ART

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
children’s fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
Vashti gets past her initial response of “I can’t draw” and learns to explore her creativity.

Beautiful Oops! by Barny Saltzburg
children’s fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
Failure and imperfection are sometimes a great part of the creative process.

First Art: Art Experiences for Toddlers and Twos by MaryAnn F. Kohl
family non-fiction
revised version available through Amazon
Great art ideas for little ones who enjoy the process of art more than the product.

The Science Book of Color by Neil Ardley
children’s non-fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
Fun & easy experiments to see and create color in many different ways.

WIND

Gilberto and the Wind by Marie Hall Ets
children’s fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
A young boy finds in the wind a playmate of many moods.

LIGHT AND SHADOW

Monster Bug by Linda Hayward
children’s fiction
available through Amazon
Kids use shadows to play tricks on each other.

MAGNETS

My Magnet by Robert Pressling
children’s non-fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
Simple text and pictures make this a good introduction to magnetism.

TRAINS

Trains by Darlene Stille
children’s non-fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
Excellent photos illustrate different types of trains, people who work on trains, and train history.

Train by John Coiley
children’s non-fiction
available at the Lafayette Library
Beautiful photos trace the development of railways.

 

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