“Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
In “Nurse Florence: Why Do We Have to Drink Water?” by Michael Dow, three girls – Sonia, Condi, and Jean, are at school playing soccer at recess. This makes them hot and thirsty, so they get a drink at the water fountain. Drinking the water makes them think about why anyone has to drink water anyway. They find Nurse Florence and ask her about this. Nurse Florence tells them about how water can affect your body, inside and out, from having too much or too little, and how the cells inside your body are affected. The girls learn a lot of information they didn’t know before, and now they understand why water is so important to our bodies! read more
“The Wonderful Friendship” by David Swindell
“The Wonderful Friendship” by David Swindell 175 262 Reader Views Kids
“The Wonderful Friendship” by David Swindell is a heartfelt tale about a young farm boy from Michigan that befriends a bear and discovers a world of wonder-filled adventure and the giving nature of the human spirit. After a long winter of hibernation, Bear emerges from his cave famished. Being wary of humans, Bear travels closely along the waterway and becomes snared in an inhumane animal trap. Floppy, a forest rabbit, hears Bear’s desperate cry for help and rushes to find the farmer’s son Davie trying to free Bear. Davie has a special gift when it comes to animals and gains Bear’s trust, bringing him back to the barn to rest and regain his strength with Floppy’s assistance. News of Davie’s selfless act of kindness and bravery spreads fast from his small town to national radio and tv shows. When a television crew films Davie and Bear playing hide and seek in a field, fans flock to the farm for a glimpse of the famous pair. But not everyone has good intentions. read more
“The Magic Snow Globe” by Veronica Taylor
“The Magic Snow Globe” by Veronica Taylor 166 265 Reader Views Kids
Moving to a new home can often be exciting, but when a magical snow globe is discovered, be prepared for an unforgettable adventure. In Veronica Taylor’s “The Magic Snow Globe”, The Parker family has just relocated to their new home in a geologically famous town called Rockville. With the children’s books, toys, and other electronic devices packed in a moving van miles away, the Parker children have become grumpy and bored. To make matters worse, a gloomy forecast of rain complicates the situation. The two children, Blaire and Jake, ask their parents to take them to the mall to look around and see the town of Rockville. While shopping, Jake discovers a snow globe with a candy theme. Once home, the mysterious snow globe begins to glow and vibrate, transporting Blaire and Jake to a world of cotton candy sidewalks, lollipop forests, and candy corn mountains. It is up to Blaire and Jake to traverse the candy-filled world and make it back home to the family.  read more
“Ready… Set… Frog!” by Katharine Mitropoulos
“Ready… Set… Frog!” by Katharine Mitropoulos 175 237 Reader Views Kids
“Ready… Set… Frog!” is an adorable children’s storybook following an ambitious little frog, Frogathan Spots, from Harmony Lane. Frogathan Spots, Frog for short, has a vivid imagination and loves playing games to challenge his athletic ability. He especially loves building obstacle courses that test his ability to jump from high distances and balance on unstable items. One morning while enjoying some flies for breakfast Frog’s parents informed him the neighborhood of Harmony Lane would be hosting a fair the following weekend. With only a week to prepare, Frog begins the construction of log ramps and huge rock piles to practice his jumps and balance for the town’s obstacle course at the fair. Yet, each time Frog begins to work on his jumping skills and balance, a neighboring friend yells out, requiring him to stop and rush off to solve a dilemma. Time after time, this keeps happening until Frog becomes frustrated, wanting to quit. Can Frog realize his dream while still providing a helping hand to his friends?  read more
“Nurse Florence, Tell Me About Shingles? by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence, Tell Me About Shingles? by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
In “Nurse Florence, Tell Me About Shingles?” by Michael Dow, characters Jean, Condi, and Sonia are leaving school for the day when Condi tells her friends that she needs to talk to Nurse Florence about something. She goes to her office and asks her about shingles because her granddad has it – what is it and how do people get it? She was told that shingles is a virus that people are more likely to get if they’ve had chicken pox at some time. The virus can give you blisters on your skin that are painful and sometimes itchy; these blisters can show up on different parts of your body, such as your neck, eyes, face, back, or abdomen. Condi learned more about what causes shingles, how it can affect your body, and ways of treating it. read more
“Nurse Florence: What is Obesity?” by Michael Dow
“Nurse Florence: What is Obesity?” by Michael Dow 175 262 Reader Views Kids
In the story, “Nurse Florence: What is Obesity?” by Michael Dow, you learn through the students Jean, Condi, and Sonia about obesity and why it is a bad thing. One day at school, the three girls go to lunch and see Nurse Florence sitting by herself, which makes them feel sad, so they ask to sit by her, and she agrees. Out of curiosity, they ask Nurse Florence about a health problem that affects people, that can also be prevented; she tells them about obesity. Obesity is when someone is overweight because they eat more than their bodies need. The girls learned from Nurse Florence what it is, how someone can become obese, how to prevent it, and how to make it better if someone is struggling with it. read more