Book of the Month July 2019 WinterKids

Kids’ Book of the Month

Kids The Sandcastle that Lola Built

The Sandcastle That Lola Built

Written by Megan Maynor, illustrated by Kate Berube

Who would have thought that building a sandcastle at the beach would also invite the opportunity to practice kindness, thoughtfulness, and problem-solving skills? In this story it does!

Lola quickly becomes a fantastic role model for our little readers – as she creatively invites kids who accidentally bump into her sandcastle masterpiece to become new friends that share in the wonder and joy of a day at the beach. This sweet story reminds us of the value of teamwork and the importance of creative play outdoors. What do you hope your WinterKids will learn at the beach this summer?

Why our WinterKids love this book:

“There are a sandcastle and sea glass that signal mermaids in the ocean! There are seashells! And the kids are working together.”

-Winter Kid, Age 4

Parents’ Book of the Month

Parents We Love Nature

We Love Nature! A Keepsake Journal for Families Who Love to Explore the Outdoors 

Written by Stacy Tornio + Ken Keffer, Illustrated by Denise Holmes

We Love Nature! is both an activity guide and an interactive journal for you and your child to complete together. With 52 fun and simple activities for all types of weather, you can connect with your child and nature every week for a year! 

A few of our favorites activities in the book:

  • Visit gardens in your town, taking time to stop and smell the flowers
  • Dance in the rain and stage your very own rain dance
  • Map your own nature tour

Other books we’re enjoying this month: 

WinterKids App Partner Deal

Ten Days in Acadia

Islandport Press – 25% off

Ten Days in Acadia, A Kids’ Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island

Written by Hope Rowan, art by Jada Fitch

WinterKids App Membership Required to take advantage of this deal.
Follow the story of a young girl and her family as they describe their trip hiking in Acadia. This fictional story is told from a child’s perspective in order to interest young people and get them excited about the outdoors. Beautiful illustrations make the story come to life and the book is full of trail maps, photographs, hiking tips and rainy-day ideas that make it a valuable family resource. Check the WinterKids App for details.