If you’re looking for some good books for the kids we’ve developed a couple of award winning, best selling suggestions!
“Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site” by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Age Level: 2 and up
As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages wanting to read this over and over again.
“Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire” by Andy Stanton
Age Level: 6 and up
This is weird, wacky and one in a million: a cross between Roald Dahl and Monty Python. Mr. Gum is back in this second hilarious book and he's as nasty as ever! In fact, he's absolutely grimsters. But this book's not just about him. Read this book and you'll meet a gingerbread man named Alan Taylor who has electric muscles! Plus, the little girl called Polly, the evil butcher called Billy William the Third, and a very wise man, Friday O'Leary. And, who could forget loveable Jake the dog, or the angry fairy who lives in Mr. Gum's bathtub and whacks him on the head with a frying-pan? This book will have you and your kids crying with laughter!
“Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” by Judy Blume
Age Level: 7 and up
Life with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or trying to fly, he’s never far from trouble. He’s an almost three-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter’s had it! When Fudge walks off with Dribble, Peter’s pet turtle, it’s the last straw. Peter has put up with Fudge for too long! How can he get his parents to pay attention to him for a change? This is a great book for children with younger siblings!
“Holes” by Louis Sachar
Age Level: 10 and up
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention centre, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime, punishment—and redemption.