The kids are heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean that the learning has to end when the bell rings. Introduce your little ones to the wonderful world of reading through delightful illustrations and exciting characters. From children facing bullies to journeys through the stars to little birds making their way in the environment, these St. Augustine authors have captured the hearts and minds of young readers with their stories.
EMMA’S HOUSE OF SOUND
Emma’s House of Sound follows young Emma, a deaf child, who creates a silent concert in order to show a bully the meaning of deafness. The book was turned into a play that received a grant from the St. Johns Cultural Council.
ROCKET SHIP BED TRIP
N. Jane Quakenbush
Eye-catching illustrations and a sweet rhyming story introduce little readers to the wonders of astronomy. The book ends with a fun game where children can look at real pictures of cosmic entities then find them in the illustrations.
An adorable narrative told by Jude and Ansley’s teddy bear, UnBEARably Bored teaches about the power of imagination and celebrating the things that make you unique. “Close your eyes, and let your imagination soar. If you could go anywhere, where would you explore?”
THE ADVENTURES OF PELICAN PETE
Follow curious young Pelican Pete on a series of adventures that teach kids about appropriate environmental values through compelling storylines and beautiful illustrations. The series depicts Pete when he’s first hatched, when he’s learning to fly and care for himself, and as he meets other creatures in his environment.
Linda Crow Caden
An endearing little Royal Tern with a vivid imagination and a huge appetite, Chicklet encounters exciting places, goes on fun adventures, and meets fascinating new friends as he wanders around, searching for something to eat.