These books contain interesting and creative ways to measure or explain everyday objects or experiences.
The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children 2010, Ages 4-8.
Highlights the many different types of quiet that everyone experiences from “the first one awake quiet” to “right before you yell ‘surprise!’ quiet.” This is an insightful and calming book that would be great right before bedtime.
Am I Big or Little? by Margaret Park Bridges, SeaStar Books 2000, Ages 4-8.
A loving mother explains to her daughter how she is both big and little at the same time. She is “little enough to bury ride piggyback to the stairs,” but “big enough to hope all the way down.” Each comparison is accompanied with bright water colored illustrations.
A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes: A Pocket Book by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, Harpercollins Publishers 2004, Ages 4-8.
This book lists unconventional pockets that offer a creative look at everyday objects. For example, “A chimney is a pocket blowing smoke, and a pocket for a giggle is a joke.”
A Second is a Hiccup: A Child’s Book of Time by Hazel Hutchins, Arthur A. Levine Books 2004, Ages 4-8.
This book relates time measurement to actions children can relate to. A minute, for example is “sixty hiccups, sixty hops. Or if you sing just one small song, chorus, verses, not too long.” Describes how long seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years are.
Feelings by Aliki
How to Hug by Maryann Macdonald
Up! by Kristine O’Connell George
How Much Is a Million? by David M. Schwartz
Millions to Measure by David M. Schwartz
If You Made a Million by David M. Schwartz
-Lauren Bangerter, BYU Student, Department of English.
The story jumps right off the page in these interesting pop-ups:
Cinderella: A Pop-Up Fairy Tale by Matthew Reinhart, Little Simon 2005, Ages 4-8
The Classic tale of Cinderella and her missing glass slipper and the prince who fell in love with her is retold as never before as the characters literally jump out of the pages.
Encyclopedia Prehistorica; Dinosaurs by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, Candlewick Press 2005, Ages 5-10
An informative book that brings dinosaurs back to life, with little tabs that open up to reveal mini pop-ups inside.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar pop-up book by Eric Carle, Philomel 2009, Ages 4-8.
The loveable story of the caterpillar who ate and ate and ate has now been made into a pop-up book that will delight children of all ages.
Popville by Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud, Roaring Book Press 2010, Ages 4-8.
Watch a city grow as you turn the pages, from a single house to a city of skyscrapers.
-JilliAnne Jensen. BYU Student, School of Family Life