Kids Nook Reads: Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride

What’s this? Two book posts in a week? My stars, what is happening? Well for the last year, the Kids Nook blog has been a combination of books and activities. But coming into the 2016, we decided to make the focus of this blog about books and illustrators. We’re going to go through and update some of our old book posts (as I’m sure some of you have noticed), while also introducing some of the newer ones we’ve found. We’ll still probably have some activity posts, and a few links like we have been doing, but for now: New Year, New Us!

Enough of that, let’s get to the real fun stuff! This week we’re looking at the picture book Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride. 

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
by Pam Munoz Ryan
Illustrated by Brian Selznick

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Reading with Little Kids

DSC_0012We talk a lot on this blog about stories and how we try to bring these lovely classics into our kids lives. But the best and most direct way to bring a story to life is to read books with your kids.

Now, I’ll admit that it’s been a while since I’ve actually had time to sit down and read a story to a child. I don’t have any children of my own, but I’m lucky to work in an environment where I can “borrow” a few minutes with other people’s kids. However, after a lovely Saturday playing with everyone who visited us at the store, one little boy asked us to give him some English book recommendations. Everything I gave him, he would collect, and then we would sit down so I could read him the story.

At first, I was concerned: would he be able to understand my English? How about the English story? And he seemed to be fidgeting in his chair a lot…

But after a few stories, I relaxed enough to remember a few key things about reading to little kids.

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