Hooked on Books – Adventurous Books for the Holiday Season by, Joanne Sallay #TeachMeTuesday

The holiday season brings smiles to the faces of students who are excited for a much-deserved break from school. It’s a time filled with happiness, delicious food and extra time to spend with loved ones. Whether you’re heading out of town to a holiday destination or enjoying a relaxing stay-cation at home, reading is a great activity for children to escape and explore the world. Here are four children’s books that will bring adventure, culture and delight to the entire family.

ABC x 3 English, Español, Français

Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Illustrated by Tom Slaughter For Ages: 2-5 abc 3 Interested in exposing your little learner to new languages? Pick up a copy of this multilingual alphabet book that introduces readers to English, Spanish and French at the same time. Each page has a letter accompanied by a vibrant illustration and the word translated in all three languages. Cool fact: The illustrator’s art is featured in famous institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art.

Awesome is Everywhere

Written by Neil Pasricha For Ages: 3-7 awesome Neil Pasricha is an authority on awesome. The bestselling author of The Book of Awesome series brings his expertise to children with this stunning picture book. Readers will take a journey around the globe with jaw-dropping images put together from the Discovery Channel animation studios. This interactive story encourages participation from the reader with its unique narrative voice. One word to sum up this book: Awesome!


Written by Pharrell Williams For Ages: 3-7 9780399176432_Happy_JKT2.indd Music can lift moods and raise our spirits when we are feeling blue. Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams brings his hit song “Happy” to children in this one-of-a-kind picture book. The pages are filled with the song’s lyrics and are accompanied by pictures of children showing what happiness means to them. For extra fun, play the famous tunes in the background while flipping through the pages. It will be sure to make you clap, sing and feel happy.

Little Kids First Big Book of the World

Written by Elizabeth Carney For Ages: 4-8nat geo kids Do you want to take a trip around the world without the travel? You can do this thanks to National Geographic Kids and their informative book. Covering each continent’s countries, people, and famous sights, the pages are filled with more than 200 photos that National Geographic is famous for. A truly educational find filled with engaging questions and tips for parents to enhance learning. Whether read individually or collected as an entire series, it’s the perfect present for the young explorer!
  Joanne - Professional PicJoanne Sallay is a Director at Teachers on Call, a personalized home tutoring service with over 30 years of experience, providing one-on-one instruction in all subjects and grades. Visit Teachers on Call at www.teachersoncall.ca