Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It also helps them develop their language and listening skills. After children learn to read by themselves, it is still so important for you to read aloud together.
Here are some of our favourite picture books this month.
The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle.
Hector and his dog Hugo have made music together through good times, bad times and even some crazy times. But when Hugo learns to play the fiddle, and gets the chance to play with Bear’s Big Band, Hector’s jealousy gets the better of him. Can Hector swallow his pride and learn to be for happy for his friend?
Set in New Orleans with a new cast of animal musicians, this big-hearted sequel to the best-selling The Bear and the Piano teaches that friendship, like good music, lasts forever.
Oscar the Hungry Unicorn
A hilariously funny tale of friendship, belonging and LOTS OF EATING.
Oscar the Unicorn has eaten his stable so he needs to find somewhere else to live. Not easy if you’re a unicorn who eats everything in sight … No one wants him around: not the pirates or the fairies or the dragons.
Will Oscar ever find a place to call home? Well, it just so happens that Princess Oola has been searching for a unicorn… FOR EVER!
Oi Duck-billed Platypus
A brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book – jam-packed with animals and silliness! From the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog!
Oi! Where are duck-billed platypuses meant to sit?
And Kookaburras and hippopotamuses and all the other animals with impossible to rhyme with names…
Over to you Frog!
The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
When I look at you And you look at me I wonder what wonderful Things you will be.
From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin celebrates all personalities and their potential. With a beautiful gatefold, gorgeous and moving illustrations, and a rhyming text, this is a book that parents will love reading over and over to their kids–both young and old.
A great gift for any
Can I be Your Dog?
A heart-tugging dog adoption story told through letters–deeply sincere and almost desperate pleas for a forever home–from the dog, himself!
This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he’d make. His letters to prospective owners share that he’s