Barefoot Buzz: Smithsonian 2010 Notable Books for Children

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Who's in the Garden and The Arabian Nights were selected as notable books for children by Smithsonian magazine which is written for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse interests. It chronicles the arts, history, sciences and popular culture of the times.

"In the pages of this year’s titles, one may travel backward—or forward—in time; find the rewards of courage, hope and creativity; observe what it means to beat the odds or make a difference. Conjuring up settings from a Maine cottage, shuttered snug against winter, to the forests of Kenya or the hidden mountain canyons of Tibet, each book evokes a world where we may discover our shared humanity.
The age categories listed below are, of necessity, arbitrary. Adjust any choices to the age and reading level of the individual child."

Who’s in the Garden? By Phillis Gershator, illustrated by Jill McDonald
An inventive lift-the-flap book reveals the creatures hidden in the green world of furrows, blossoms and flourishing vegetables.
Large Board Book $14.99
About the Book:

Very engaging book for toddlers with bright illustrations and rhyming text.
The Arabian Nights by Wafa’ Tarnowska, illustrated by Carole Henaff
The Lebanese-born author offers a magnificent new translation of eight tales from the legendary story cycle, based on a 14th-century manuscript.
For ages 8 and up.

About The Book:
Each story is presented as being told by Shahrezade in order to save her own life from a murderous, grieving king. This adds an overall mood of suspense as the reader engages in the story.
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Hope you'll be spending quality time reading children's books together over Christmas vacation. 

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Barefoot Books!
-- LadyD

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