Sharing Parent Club Picture Book Review #2 for some reading inspiration for you and your young readers. Get ready for Counting On Katherine and I Am Worthy because these two picture books are hard to put down…
Parent Club Picture Book Review #2
Counting On Katherine: How Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13 – by Helaine Becker and Dow Phumiruk
From award winning Canadian author Helaine Becker, Counting On Katherine is an inspiring story of a smart, strong, real-life women whose actions changed history. You know the movie Hidden Figures? It’s THAT Katherine Johnson. This kid-sized biography is for readers interested in STEM, women in science, history, space, segregation and world events. Counting On Katherine is a story kids will request day after day at home and in the classroom.
I Am Worthy: How you feel is a choice written and illustrated by Cachet Allen
With an insightful parent/teacher guide at the beginning of the book and easy-to-read story afterwards, I Am Worthy is a story about happiness and confidence. In rhyming text and colourful illustration, the story encourages reflection on feelings, courage, positivism, and believing in oneself. This would be a great read kids especially those dealing with stress, anxiety, and new situations.