Children’s Books « Irene’s Daughters
OK, I’m responding to the request for Children’s Books via trackback because I don’t know how this table will post in a comment. If any of my blog reader’s have some book recommendations, please share them here & over at at Irene’s Daughters.
It’s pretty old, but we started one of these in a very small yahoo group I was in seven years ago. We have more books now, but this list has more of the details about the books than the list I’ll handwrite while going through my bookcases 🙂 Also, Amy Hodgepodge is a must have!
|Bill Marten Jr. & John Archambault||Chicka Chicka Boom Boom||ABC’s||book, audio, VHS. audio tape features ray charles. silly song sang by several persons, makes the ABC’s too cool!|
|Cheryl Willis Hudson & Bernette G. Ford||Bright Eyes, Brown Skin||race||beautiful and simple story featuring and celebrating the unique beauty of children with African heritage. a MUST HAVE for anyone with ethnic children.|
|Chief Jake Swamp||Giving Thanks – A Native American Good Morning Message||faith||Mohawks traditionally begin the day by giving thanks to mother earth, known as the thanksgiving address.|
|Debra Frasier||On The Day You Were Born||Birth||Great book that talks about many species and the wonders of our planet and the child’s place in that circle|
|Jane Kurtz||Faraway Home||Travel||Desta’s father must visit his dying mother in Ethiopia – what if he never comes back?|
|L.T. Sparrow||All My Relations, A Prayer||faith/race||An incredibly powerful poem embracing and honoring all forms of life and faith|
|Mem Fox||Time For Bed||bedtime||cute little story featuring animals as mamas prepare their babies for bed. can be a great resource for teaching some of the proper names for animal babies|
|Mem Fox||Sleepy Bears||bedtime||as this bear family settles in for hibernation, Mama bear gives each child a special ‘dram wish’. I especially like this book because the children’s names seem multi-ethnic, and it is not filled with sexual stereotypes of what boys and girls dream about.|
|Molly Bang||When Sophie Gets Angry – Really Really Angry…||Growing Up||character goes through a tantrum… can be used to help a young child or toddler identify anger and what it feels like, and how to respond to those feelings.|
|Phil Mendez||The Black Snowman||race||the story of a young boy finding pride in his heritage|
|Sylvia Long||Hush Little Baby||bedtime/song||mama offers baby comfort in the Earth and immaterial things, vs promising to buy baby things… 4 stars!|