GRAND TIMES : Reading With Your Grandkids


Smithsonian Readers: Early Adventures Level 1

Brenda Scott-Royce, Ruth Strother, Emily Rose Oachs, Kaitlyn DiPerna

Age: 4 and up

This unique series is designed to encourage reading comprehension and build reading skills with a carefully designed learning structure. Level 1 focuses on familiar content and simple text to promote curiosity and success for early readers. There is a glossary that highlights words in bold, a multiple choice quiz section and fact cards for fun reviews on each subject.  Smithsonian Readers: Early Adventures is a good start for you and your grandkids to begin the journey of reading and learning together.


Adventure Pack: Safari

Explore and Learn Pack with Picture Viewer

Author: Cynthia Stierle

Age: 4 and up

Discover the amazing animals that live in the African savanna with Adventure Pack: Safari. Your grandkids will learn interesting facts like, how long is a giraffe’s neck, how much does an elephant eat and much more. The set includes an informative 3-D poster, picture viewer with 8 cool photos, fact cards, a 32-page fact book and a 24-page activity book filled with word searches, crossword puzzles and 30 reusable stickers.  An adventure you can experience without leaving the comfort of home.


Sashi Adopts a Brother

Author: Linda Greiner

Age: 5 – 8

In this sequel to Sashi, the Scared Little Sheltie, your grandkids will learn more about Sashi and Shetland Sheepdogs. Sashi helps her family as they foster several dogs for Shetland Sheepdog Rescue, looking after other Shelties until they find ”forever homes.”  Linda Greiner presents a moving account of Sheltie rescue from a unique perspective.  You will smile when Sashi finds her perfect “Buddy.”


3-D Explorer: Solar System

Author: Ian Graham

Age: 7 and up

Blast off for a remarkable 3-D tour of the solar system—Visit the surface of the sun to the farthest reaches of space. 3-D Explorer: Solar System is filled with informative text, incredible photographs, cool diagrams and features five amazing pop-up scenes that really bring the secrets of space to life. You and your grandkids will experience the ultimate space adventure complete with exploring each of the solar system’s regions in detail.  You’ll take a ride on the International Space Station; navigate the dusty red surface of Mars, orbit the earth and more on this educational and entertaining mission!


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