Kids' Books

For Wings of Fire Fans

I know there are lots of Wings of Fire fans out there that will be excited about the release of Hive Queen, Book 12 in paperback. Why not work some learning fun into your school day with these Wings of Fire activity sheets, design a book cover and even write your own Wings of Fire poem! If you are looking for some creative ways to work on writing assignments, have your Wings of Fire enthusiast write a review for our community review wall, we'd love to hear what they think!

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Keeping Kids Creative

Thursday, April 130th, 2020

Like many other parents out there, I am finding it tricky to get my kids motivated to do their daily schoolwork. I know a lot of kids are finding it hard to adjust to these new ways of learning, and without the motivation of their peers and structure of the classroom, my kids tend to wander off course. As a parent working remotely through all of this, keeping them engaged while trying to be productive is so hard!

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Storytime with Martin Freeman

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Story time with your family is always great, but sometimes it's nice to hear stories read by other people too. That's why, over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing videos of our favorite children's books read by fantastic authors, celebrities, and book lovers all over the world! Who knows, maybe you'll be hearing from some of the Brilliant Books Staff too...

This week we wanted to share this awesome video of actor Martin Freeman reading the Dr. Seuss classic, Hop on Pop, courtesy of Save with Stories.

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ASL Storytime

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Story time with your family is always great, but sometimes it's nice to have stories read by other people too. That's why, over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing videos of our favorite children's books read by fantastic authors, celebrities, and book lovers all over the world! Who knows, maybe you'll be hearing from some of the Brilliant Books Staff too...

For this installment, we wanted to share this incredible American Sign Language reading of Eric Carle's classic tale, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Reviews by Hazel

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

My daughter, Hazel, has been busy reading and has a couple of recent favorites to share.

 

A little more about Hazel - she's a fierce sweet seven year old that loves horses, unicorns and princesses. She loves to explore outdoors and tells a really good story. Her favorite foods are noodles and most any kind of fruit. 

 

She really loves a story that's a good adventure, but doesn't like too much peril. As a parent, I love these choices for her, with she reads independently and sometimes with help. The main characters are strong and adventurous, and fun for her to relate to. 

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The Biggest Book Fair Ever!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

One of the things we're missing out on this spring is the chance to host on-site book fairs with our local schools.  Not only is it a ton of fun for young readers (and our booksellers!), it's an important way for schools to support their library and classroom book collections.  So we've decided to hold the biggest, most Brilliant Book Fair EVER!  It's not just in support of one school, classroom, or library.  We're supporting ALL our local schools!

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Celebrate Spring!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Looking out the window today here in Northern Michigan, you might not believe Spring is happening under that fresh layer of snow. But it is! Bulbs are popping, trees are budding, and as the new snow melts, the grass revealed underneath is just a little bit greener. Many are even working and preparing their own gardens, cleaning out their vegetable beds in preparation for those seedlings they are patiently waiting to sprout.

Help your little ones celebrate and welcome Spring and new growth with this collection of picture books and chapter books dedicated to all things growing and green.

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Storytime with Michelle Obama

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Story time with your family is always great, but sometimes it's nice to hear stories read by other people too. That's why, over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing videos of our favorite children's books read by fantastic authors, celebrities, and book lovers all over the world! Who knows, maybe you'll be hearing from some of the Brilliant Books Staff too...

This week we wanted to share this clip of former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama reading The Gruffalo  by Julia Donaldson for PBS. 

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