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I have been reading to my daughters since they were in my womb. It is something I started while pregnant and have continued to do every single day and night. Now, my daughters read to me a lot of the time, which is bittersweet. Recently, Disney Hyperion sent us three of their new books, and these have all become fast favorites in our home. I think they are all books that every family should own – and here is why!
Sleepy The Goodnight Buddy
Roderick hates going to bed, and the young boy has become quite resourceful in coming up with ways to delay the dreaded hour when the lights must go out. Roderick’s loving parents–fed up with the distractions and demands that have become his anti-bedtime ritual–decide to get him a stuffed animal to cuddle with and help him wind down. However, Sleepy quickly proves to be a bit high-maintenance. Just when we fear the night may never end, Sleepy’s antics become too exhausting for Roderick to bear.
This is a must have book for any family with a child who has a hard time going to sleep. Both of my daughters love this story. In fact, they really want their own sleepy buddies now. I wish there was a stuffed sleep buddy that looks just like the one featured in the book.
On the train ride to visit his grandpa, or Papa, Henri is only interested in his game. But then George the dog steals Henri’s hat upon arrival, so Henri makes chase and finds himself in front of a trunk full of hats. Henri tries on each hat – and imagines himself a race car driver, a sea captain, a flying ace, and more! Papa finally catches up to Henri and George, and that’s when Henri hears Papa’s stories, real stories, about racing, sailing, flying, and more! As Henri heads home, he looks up at the stars and begins to dream – of being just like Papa.
This book became a fast favorite of my oldest daughter. She has always had a vivid imagination and loves to play pretend – even still at 7 years old. Henri’s Hats is the perfect book for any child that likes to use their imagination to become whatever they would like.
Are You Scared Darth Vader?
It’s midnight and the moon is full, but Darth Vader isn’t scared.
OF COURSE I AM NOT SCARED.
Nothing can scare Lord Vader!
Not monsters or witches or ghosts, and especially not the dark.
So what is Darth Vader scared of?
Read on in Adam Rex’s hilarious and spooky Star Wars tale to find out!
YOU WILL LEARN NOTHING.
We are huge Star Wars fans in this house, so you know this book is something we read all the time in our house. It is a great book for kids who might be a little scared sometimes, and don’t want to admit it.