by Christianne C. Jones
illustrated by Emma Randall
The Holiday Jingles board books are super cute, fun and interactive. They are mainly for the young listeners from toddler to preschool but really I think Kindergarten aged kids would have fun with these books also. Board books also make great beginning reader books since the sentence’s are short and the words are usually easy words and not difficult to read.
I found these 4 adorable books through my local library. So hop on over to your online library catalog and see if your’s has them. If so put them on hold and have a fun time dancing your way through story time. If your library doesn’t have them you might want to buy these books they are just that cute and ones I can see kids loving and wanting to listen to and read for years to come. They are priced at $5.99 each which makes it affordable to pick up a book here and there or all at once depending. These would also make a great gift for young kids this holiday season.
The Santa Shimmy
Interactive board book, with rhyming text has the reader and listener do the
Santa shimmy and shake.
The Reindeer Dance
Interactive board book, with rhyming text, invites the reader and listener to dance and prance like reindeer
The Elf Boogie
Interactive board book, with rhyming text, invites the reader and listener to boogie right along with the elves as they get ready for Christmas
The Snowman Shuffle
Interactive board book, with rhyming text, has the reader and listener spinning like a snowflake and doing the snowman shuffle.
by Jennifer Roy
Capstone Young Readers
Publication Date: August 1st 2015
Amid the horrors of World War II, Irena Sendler was an unlikely and unsung hero. While many people lived in fear of the Nazis, Irena defied them, even though it could have meant her life. She kept records of the children she helped smuggle away from the Nazis’ grasp, and when she feared her work might be discovered, she buried her lists in jars, hoping to someday recover them and reunite children with their parents. This gripping true story of a woman who took it upon herself to help save 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust is not only inspirational; it’s unforgettable.
Jars of Hope is an amazing book and one I am so glad I was able to read. This is a picture book but the content might not be suitable for younger children that most picture books are geared towards. This picture book is more for older children. Jars of Hope is packed full of hope and how just 1 person can become a beacon of light and hope for so many. Irena Sendler knew she had to do the right thing even when it meant that getting caught would mean death. Jars of Hope is one book that everyone should read. This picture book tells the story of a true hero and is historical non fiction at it’s best! This book is a great introduction for younger kids who want to read and learn about the holocaust but are not ready for Diary of Anne Frank, Number the Stars or Yellow Star. Jennifer Roy wrote Yellow Star and I want to say if you haven’t read it yet or have older kids grab a copy while your pick up Jars of Hope both are books that should be read and added to every home library.
thank you netgalley, Capstone Young Readers and Jennifer Roy for allowing me to read and review Jars of Hope. It was an honor and all thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the free book.