It’s National Young Readers Week, so we’ve rounded up the best reads for your kids
As parents continue to transition to at-home schooling, it can be hard to limit screen time for kids. Some experts have said that too much screen time can increase the risk for children’s behavioral problems, and in some cases, even cause neck and back problems. With the holidays coming up, we’ve picked out some of the best children’s books to give your child a break from the screen.
#1 ‘Once Upon a World’ collection by Chloe Perkins
Once Upon a World offers a new way to look at classic fairy tales. Read along as Snow White flees her castle in Japan and meets seven mysterious dwarves while Cinderella attends a ball in Mexico and loses her glass slipper. This collection of fairy tales offers a multicultural take on the stories we all know and love. Because fairy tales are for everyone, everywhere!
#2 ‘Superheroes Are Everywhere’ by Kamala Harris
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris shares an empowering message in her picture book Superheroes Are Everywhere. A #1 New York Times bestseller, Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us.
#3 ‘Who You Were Made to Be’ by Joanna Gaines
The co-founder of Magnolia is back with her second children’s book. In The World Needs Who You Were Made To Be, Joanna Gaines celebrates how creativity and acceptance can come together to make for a bright and beautiful adventure. The book follows a group of children as they each build their own hot-air balloons. As the kids work together, leaning into their own skills and processes, to fill the sky with beautiful colors, we discover that the same is true for life — it’s more beautiful and vibrant when our differences are celebrated.
#4 ‘5 More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas’ by Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show host returns with a sweet and spirited Christmas picture book. Everyone who grew up celebrating Christmas remembers the excitement that built up to the most magical day of the year. But why not make the last week until Christmas more fun by counting how many sleeps until the arrival of Santa and his reindeer?
#5 ‘This is Your Time’ by Ruby Bridges
Inspired by the recent wave of activism led by young people fighting for racial justice, civil rights icon Ruby Bridges — who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans — shares her story and offers a powerful call to action in her new book, This Is Your Time.
#6 ‘My Little Golden Book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ by Shana Corey
Share the inspiring story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with your future trailblazer. From a young age, Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew that she wanted to fight for girls and women to have equal rights. She studied and worked very hard and became just the second woman — and the first Jewish woman — to be a United States Supreme Court Justice.
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