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Four by kids author Carole P. Roman

Check out four reads from Carole Roman

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Right about now, your child has her plate full.

She’s got school on her mind. She’s thinking about new teachers, new friends, and new things to learn. She’s got a backpack filled with supplies she has to have — so why not get her something she’ll get to love? Why not look for these cute books by New York City author Carole P. Roman?

If your little one loves to do “what Mommy does,” then Roman’s “I Want to Do Yoga Too” is just perfect.

In this book, Young Hallie goes with her mother to yoga class, because she hates being sent to the kids’ area with the other children. She wants to do yoga like Mommy! But the lady who runs the kids’ area, Robin, knows what Hallie likes, and who knows? It might just be yoga, too.

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For a true staycation — without even leaving the room — Roman’s “If You Were Me and Lived in … South Korea” is a great story to have.

Using words and concepts that 5-to-8-year-olds will easily understand, this instructional book helps kids understand the South Korean culture. Korean words are included, which is fun for kids who love to show off their new-found knowledge, and there’s a helpful glossary and pronunciation guide in the back, to make sure they do it with flair.

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So, who says that subtle lessons have to be boring? Nobody, that’s who, so come join the Captain No Beard crew!

In “Stuck in the Doldrums: A Lesson in Sharing,” the captain and his crew are stuck, which makes them fussy and grumpy. The captain gets bossy, and he leaves his crew. Who needs ’em, anyhow?

As it turns out, HE does! Captain No Beard learns a good lesson in teamwork and sharing, which your child will easily learn, too, once he reads this book.

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And finally, if your little one needs a dose of patience, then read Roman’s “Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience,” which is another Captain No Beard story. In this book, fiery Pepper the Parrot lives up to her name. She doesn’t like anything, and she argues with the whole crew. It’s time for Pepper to see that patience is a virtue for pirate and parrot alike.

And there you are. Four fun books for school, for after school, or just for fun.

Happy reading!

Terri Schlichenmeyer has been reading since she was 3 years old, and she never goes anywhere without a book. She lives on a hill with two dogs and 12,000 books.

Posted 12:00 am, October 1, 2013
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