Childrens BooksA boy finds joy, loss, healing, and love in the power of storytelling... [The] luscious, cinematic artwork will transport readers. --Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW
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In THE TRAVELERS GIFT by Danielle Davidson, illustrated by Anne Lambelet, when a lonely boy meets a traveling storyteller, the power of a magical gift is handed down.
Liam loved his father’s stories of life at sea. But one day, his father’s ship doesn’t return, and Liam’s love of stories fades. Then the Traveler, a mysterious old man who spins stories with a magical beard like a tapestry, arrives, reminding Liam of his father. They embark on the Traveler’s final voyage together, and before the journey ends, the Traveler passes on his magical gift to Liam.
Woven with themes of loss, discovery, and friendship, this poignant tale captures the unexpected magic of shared stories and refound hope.
Celebrate with Preschool New Years Books
Holiday books are not usually in short supply and there are quite a lot of books about Chinese New Year and Rosh Hashanah, but surprisingly few for the January 1st holiday. I was even able to rustle up picture books that describe the way people around the world celebrate, plus diverse celebrations from different cultures here at home. Note: Book covers and titles are affiliate links. This is a great book of poetry which introduces kids and grown-ups! I love this gentle reassuring book about how cycles of events continue to come and go. Read it all year long.
Creating a Book List is a great way to engage your children! This book list is one of my favorites to share for reading with your students. With so many fun ideas to go over with your students or your children about the past year and the new year ahead, this book list is perfect to begin with in your classroom! The Night Before New Years is a fun story about how a family celebrates this special evening. Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin. A perfect introduction to this holiday for young readers.
The Chinese New Year starts with the first new moon of the year and is welcomed with a day celebration. The Chinese zodiac assigns an animal to each year in a repeating twelve-year cycle. In the Chinese New Year starts on February 5 which marks the start of the year of the pig — a symbol of wealth and good fortune. Follow a cute little girl as she experiences Chinese New Year for the first time. They sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Happy, Happy Chinese New Year! Pay the debts that you owe and collect what is owed to you!