Build a non-sex­ist li­brary for your kids

The Guardian - Family - - Family -

Out of the Blue by Ali­son Jay

A book that es­chews words for imag­i­na­tion-stim­u­lat­ing pic­tures: a storm-wrecked, seashore ad­ven­ture be­tween a girl and a boy.

Out­door Op­po­sites by Brenda Wil­liams

An ebul­lient book in which children revel in op­po­sites as they jump in a pond, en­joy a pic­nic or run with a kite, all with a rol­lick­ing band of an­i­mals in tow.

Lady­bug Girl and Bum­ble­bee Boy & Lady­bug Girl and the Bug Squad by David So­man and Jacky Davis

Th­ese books show a boy play­ing with not just one girl as an equal, but hav­ing a great time by muck­ing in with a group of them.

The Boy Who Grew Flow­ers by Jen Wo­j­tow­icz

A friend­ship be­tween a quiet boy – shunned by school­mates on ac­count

of his fam­ily, which in­cludes rat­tlesnake tamers and shape-shifters – and a girl, which cel­e­brates dif­fer­ence and kind­ness.

Where the Bu­ga­boo Lives by Sean Tay­lor

An in­ter­ac­tive ad­ven­ture in which read­ers choose what hap­pens ev­ery few pages. It fea­tures a big sis­ter in­ge­niously and bravely guid­ing her lit­tle brother through a ghoul-strewn val­ley.

The Pen­der­wicks: A Sum­mer Tale of Four Sis­ters, Two Rab­bits and a Very In­ter­est­ing Boy by Jeanne Bird­sall

Mother­less sis­ters romp through an old-fash­ioned sum­mer hol­i­day, be­friend­ing a lo­cal boy whom they de­cide to save from be­ing sent to mil­i­tary school.

The Un­break­able Code by Jen­nifer Bert­man

Sleuthing friends Emily and James must solve the codes hid­den in a trail of books, with each hid­den book trig­ger­ing a fire. They work to­gether to un­cover the ar­son­ist.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.