Dear Readeo Friends,
Beloved animals go missing in two great new children’s books on Readeo aimed at slightly older readers (ages 6-8).
You may remember the stars of Aggie and Ben by Lori Ries, illustrated by Frank W. Dormer, and also Aggie the Brave from our Readeo Library. In the newest adventure about the boy and his dog, Ben loses track of Aggie while they play fetch in the park. Ben searches for Aggie everywhere, until a friend suggests a helpful trick in tracking her down.
In Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, we learn that there are some (furry) friends worth bending the rules for. Do you know about the lions outside the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue? Their names are Patience and Fortitude, and they turned 100 years old last month. Take some time this week and read or BookChat with these new online children’s books and see if you can find artist Kevin Hawkes’s tip-o’-the-hat to them in the pages of Library Lion.
And let us know what you think of our new additions on our Facebook page. We love hearing from you!
With all my best,
Jenny Brown is the editor for Readeo and oversees all book selection for the site. She has worked in the children’s book world for the past 25 years, holding positions with HarperCollins and Scholastic, and was the Children’s Books Reviews Editor for Publishers Weekly. She currently writes for School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Shelf Awareness. Jenny graduated from Princeton University. You can read more from Jenny on her Web site, Twenty by Jenny.