Our next installment of What We’re Reading takes you to our bookshelf where we share three books that are currently sparking our interest. Come read these with us!
Baby Loves Quantum Physics! By Ruth Spiro and Irene Chan
While not technically a global literacy themed book, we love it none the less. I mean, to introduce a concept as complex as quantum physics to a two-year-old is no easy feat. Yet, this book brings the classic Schrodinger’s cat to life in a vibrant, engaging way that plants the seed for kids to engage with science. In fact, that last time we read this my daughter said “more quantum physics please.” If that doesn’t validate the friendliness of this book, I don’t know what does.
This Little Explorer by Joan Holub and Daniel Roode
Another favorite from the “This Little” series, This Little Explorer takes us on an adventure through space and time as readers meet Marco Polo, Ferdinand Magellan, and Amelia Earhart, among others. The bold illustrations with animated characters always capture my daughter’s attention and I favor it for the simple, clear verses and historical references. A must-read book for your home library.
Solar System by Jill McDonald
My two-year-old is currently in love with space. Each morning we visit her solar system poster hanging in our library where she says hello to Mars, Earth, and the Sun—sometimes Saturn too. So, this book is a natural addition to our collection. We love the bold colors and simple descriptions of each planet. The reference to comets at the end is a nice touch to extend the learning experience.