Kids Read
Monday, January 30, 2023









Kids ReadRide, Roll, Run: Time for Fun by Valerie Bolling
Move through the city in this energetic ode to community! Come along as a group of friends play their way through the neighborhood. From hopscotch to jump rope to joining in on a game of basketball, there are so many fun ways to move your body. With colorful illustrations and playful, rhyming text, this book is sure to get you and your little one moving. 



We All Play by Julie Flett
This book celebrates how play and movement connect children and the natural world. Illustrations show a variety of animals participating in different types of play; images of children mirroring similar actions follow this play— text affirms the connection to readers by repeating the phrase “We play too! kimêtawânaw mîna.” The author’s note further explains the kinship between animals and humans in Cree culture. The book also contains a glossary of the Cree words for animals that are included throughout the book. Overall, a warm and gentle story that encourages play– however that looks for you.


Kids ReadJump In by Shadra Strickland
Jump into this story all about moving and playing together as a community. This intergenerational game of Double Dutch will beckon readers in with its rhythmic text and joyfully energetic illustrations. Sure to make an excellent read-aloud, this book will get readers of all ages on their feet!



danceHow do you dance? by Thyra Heder
Having a bad day? Just ate something super duper delicious? Just need to move your body? Let’s dance! This book shows us the who, what, where, and why of dancing, and affirms that the best way to dance is exactly how you want to.This book is a celebration of self-expression through movement that is sure to inspire some awesome dance moves.