Contact New York Parenting Follow New York Parenting on Twitter Follow New York Parenting on Pinterest Follow New York Parenting on Facebook
Where every Family matters!
Past issuesFeeds Facebook Twitter Contact

The Book Worm

Book about trash collector is a treasure

The Book Worm: “Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans” by Phil Bildner is a great book for kids ages 3 to 5. Comment.

Goodall biography appeals to animal lovers

The Book Worm: Aspiring naturalists and pet lovers will find inspiration in Anita Silvey’s “Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall.” Comment.

Looking for answers to icky questions?

The Book Worm: “In One End and Out the Other” by Dr. Mike Goldsmith gives kids answers to questions about the digestive system. Comment.

A hair-raising true story

The Book Worm: “Big Top Burning” by Laura A. Woollett resonates well with readers 10 and up. Comment.

A story with an important message

The Book Worm: “A Sky of Diamonds: A Story for Children about Loss, Grief, and Hope” by Camille Gibbs explains basic grieving for 5-to-10 year olds who have suffered a loss, and parents and caregivers trying to help. Comment.

Got a young ‘Pig Kahuna’ on your hands?

The Book Worm: Children 3 to 5 will learn that sometimes, everyone feels outshined, in “Pig Kahuna: Who’s That Pig?” by Jennifer Sattler. Comment.

Not your typical coming-of-age summer story

The Book Worm: For fourth-through-seventh-grade readers and adults, alike, “The Trap” is a book to get caught in. Comment.

Fast-paced, fantastical fairy tale

The Book Worm: Not too hard and not too soft, madcap fantasy “Spelled” by Betsy Schow is just right for 12 to 17 year olds. Comment.

Curl up with Nadine

The Book Worm: Young readers ages 3 to 6 will love this story about “Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog.” Comment.

‘The Imaginary’ is a great read

The Book Worm: Nine- to 12-year-old readers with a strong imagination — and adults, too — will love “The Imaginary.” Comment.

Prisoners of love

The Book Worm: For kids — and any young adults — who have never known a world in which marriage can get you arrested, “The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage” by Selina Alko is an eye-opener. Comment.

‘Dead or Alive?’ is pure fun

The Book Worm: If you’ve got a young biologist or animal lover around, getting him to read “Dead or Alive?” shouldn’t be a battle. Comment.

Historical fiction that’s perfect for kids

The Book Worm: “Stella by Starlight” by Sharon M. Draper is perfect historical-fiction novel a 7- to 12-year-old reader will eat up. Comment.

Action, adventure, history, and pooches

The Book Worm: “Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail” by Kate Messner about a golden retriever traveling through time will have adults and kids hooked. Comment.

A voice for the bullied

The Book Worm: Middle and high schoolers who have ever felt bullied should read “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan. Comment.

Anything you can do

The Book Worm: For the child who hates to hear the words “you can’t,” she’ll love “Firebird” by Misty Copeland, about a hopeful ballerina who learns that she most certainly can. Comment.

NYP in print