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Each month I put together a basket of books I think my kids might enjoy that are also seasonally appropriate. I do not make my kids read these books, but they usually do read at least some of the books. I keep the book basket next to the fireplace to foster a cozy environment and encourage the kids to read while they are relaxing. The January books for kids include the following themes:
- Snow (We almost never get snow here in WA, but there are snowflakes in our forecast!)
- Winter sports
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Chinese New Year
I think it is important to mention that you do NOT need to spend a lot of money to put together a book basket. Some of these books are leftover from my professional teacher days and some are thrift store finds. Most of these books are from the library. I log into my account online and reserve the books I want and just pick them up when they are all waiting for me. Use these library tricks to avoid late fees and fines.
January Books for Kids
It’s Snowing, It’s Snowing: Winter Poems by Jack Prelutsky (This will be great for a winter tea with poetry!)
Snowboarding by Paul Mason (still waiting for this one)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Psst! Here is a fantastic unit study all about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!
Chinese New Year
What are your favorite January books for kids?
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