Have a kid who loves to cook or one interested in exploring other cultures?
Creative Education and Sara Gilbert have released a series of cookbooks for kids! Created for ages six and up, this new series dishes out an elementary overview of world cuisines and their connections to geography and culture. While bold photos showcase the dishes of various regions, accessible text highlights common ingredients and cooking tools. Each title includes three kid-friendly recipes for young chefs to make, encouraging sequential learning and hands-on immersion. Check out the titles below!
Every few months the Children's Specialists from each of the Books Inc. stores meet up for treats, coffee, updates, and to gush over books that we've recently read and are super excited about! Here are the lucky few that made the list this month! Look for them in store.
Children's Books (ages 0-8)
Middle Readers ( ages 8-12)
A couple weeks ago we shared Brian Selznick's book trailer for The Marvels. Thanks to the Wall Street Journal we can now see how it was made! Selznick is such a creative guy!
If you want to learn more about The Marvels and Selznick, tickets are now on sale for his event with Books Inc., October 28th.
Join us tonight (Sept. 4th) at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza in celebrating the launch of award-winning cartoonist and screenwriter Judd Winick's funny, action-packed, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series with HILO Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth.
Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg
Hooray for Beautiful Oops!
It’s FABULOUS to make mistakes!
What? But we’re not supposed to make them, let alone embrace them, right?
This sunny yellow, liberating book says, “Why not”? And reminds us all to take a deep breath and chill – after all, that grape juice spill on a class drawing is not the end of the world. In fact, that purple, sticky splotch can become a laughing pig holding a crayon. Or when your dog, Buster, walks over your drawing and makes a big rrrippp with his muddy paws – wait! That tear can be the happy grin of a monster eating …chocolate cake!
I guess when my cockatiel, Buttercup, flies over on my desk and pecks holes in my manuscript again, I’ll need to count it as a blessing in disguise. Heck, that plot needed to be revisited anyway!
Life is too short to get stuck in the quagmires of negativity or blame. Every day we feel the pressure to be perfect. But so much about life is about our mistakes and how we decide to overcome them. This book is a celebration about being human– and using our creativity, humor, and our choice in any given situation to zero in on the positive. So the next time when something potentially ‘disastrous’ happens, think of it as this amazing creative opportunity to turn whatever ‘it’ is into something crazy, unique and imaginatively beautiful.
Kathryn is the award-winning author of the character-building series, Zero, One and Two and the co-author and illustrator of upcoming September release, Beautiful Hands.