Books to Beat Summer Slide for Tweens

Reading is an essential part of learning development. Don't your tween slide this summer and check out these amazing titles below. Enter to WIN these great titles below as well.


Books to Beat Summer Slide for Tweens


Published in May, Party Problems (The Startup Squad #3, Macmillan, ages 8-12) continues the story of a diverse group of young friends who learn to work together to overcome the unique challenges of running their own business. Along with compelling stories, each book delivers information, inspiration and aspiration for the next generation of female CEOs, with tips for kids starting or running their first businesses, and a profile of a real-life girl CEO.

The Startup Squad was founded on the belief that even a simple lemonade stand can help girls develop a growth mindset, learn to approach challenges with grit, and get comfortable with risk failure—and learning to start again. These are lessons that will serve them well in life regardless of the path they choose. In 2021, Brian will be working with influential organizations, such as Girls Inc of NYC, Entre-Ed: The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, and girls scout troops across the nation to continue donating books to underprivileged kids so cost will not be a barrier to accessing this valuable resource. To date, more than 10,000 copies have been donated.

In Mona Lisa in New York by Yevgenia Nayberg (Prestel Junior; 3/9/21; ISBN: 978-3791374451; Hardcover $14.95; Ages 4-8; 32 pages), a love letter to New York City, Mona Lisa is a tourist who experiences the city for the first time, and finds art, love, and inspiration in unexpected places.

Mona Lisa is taking a trip to New York from the Louvre. Yes, that Mona Lisa. The one with the knowing smile. After hanging in the museum for a while she decides to explore the city. She slips out of her painting and meets Tag, a street art figure. He takes her on an adventure from the Bronx to the Brooklyn Bridge and it turns out Mona Lisa doesn't know as much as she thought. In this beautiful and charming book, artist Yevgenia Nayberg, an immigrant to New York herself, shows young readers the city she has fallen in love with. Cleverly portraying da Vinci's iconic subject as a world-weary, know-it-all, Nayberg takes readers on a tour of New York. Mona Lisa and Tag eat pizza in the Bronx, listen to jazz in Harlem, dance to salsa music on the High Line, and swim at Brighton Beach. As Mona Lisa says goodbye to her new friend, she--and the readers--come away with a profound appreciation of the city and its wonders.

Spend hours navigating the world's great rivers with Great Rivers of the World by Volker Mehnert and illustrated by Martin Haake (Prestel Junior; 3/23/21; ISBN: 978-3791374703; Hardcover $19.95; Ages 8-12; 40 pages), a vibrant, fact-filled book for kids that blends geography, history, and culture.

Where in the Rhein does the Nibelung Treasure lie? What river helps mark the prime meridian? Why do people make pilgrimages to the Indian city of Benares? Why is the Mekong called the "Nine Dragon" river in Vietnam? How does the Mississippi divide and unite the United States? These and hundreds of other facts are explored in this wonderfully illustrated atlas of the world's great rivers. Each spread in this book offers a colorful map packed with drawings, figures, and facts. Cities that border the rivers are highlighted, as are distinct flora and fauna, significant natural and human-made features, and fascinating historical details. A "biography" of each river describes where it flows, and its importance to the communities it passes through. Special attention is given to the ecological health of the rivers--those that are thriving and those in danger of losing their valuable habitats. Along the way, young readers will come to understand the enormous impact that rivers have on our lives, while learning valuable information in a way that will spark their curiosity and imagination.

Join scientists on an unforgettable journey to Antarctica in illustrated children's book Antarctica: A Continent of Wonder by Mario Cuesta Hernando and illustrated by Raquel Martín (Prestel Junior; 6/29/21; ISBN: 978-3791374567; Hardcover $19.95; Ages 5-8; 48 pages).

Come aboard the Polar Star and accompany its crew on their half-year stay in Antarctica. Through full-page illustrations, children will experience the work and life of these explorers and scientists as they study penguins, whales, and seals, measure the depth of the ice, chart wind speeds of up to 186 mph (300km/h), examine old volcanoes, and withstand some of the lowest temperatures ever recorded. Kids will also learn about Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott, the legendary explorers who first set foot on Antarctica. Equal parts thrilling adventure and in-depth exploration, this book is an unforgettable illustrated expedition to Antarctica that is sure to satisfy the boldest bedtime traveler.

This evocative cookbook invites kids of all ages to the table for more mouthwatering innovative outdoor fare put together by the James Beard Award-nominated author of Wild: Adventure Cooking.

In her first cookbook, Sarah Glover showed the world how liberating, satisfying, and easy it is to cook beautiful healthy food outdoors. Now she brings kids of all ages into the mix in Wild Child: Adventure Cooking with Kids (Prestel; 5/4/21; ISBN: 978-3791387208; Hardcover $25.00; All Ages; 144 pages), proving that they too can take part in collecting, preparing, and cooking campfire meals the whole family can enjoy. Glover's simple yet elegant meals are inspired by the land and the sea: fish and ears of corn dangled on a stick over an open flame; perfect bread baked directly on hot coals; kale and potatoes simmered in saltwater; eggs fried alongside spicy sausage and toast; chili-brined cherry tomatoes--and more. Glover emphasizes fresh seasonal food that can be acquired locally. And, while her techniques date back to ancient traditions, the flavors are distinctly modern. Brimming with gorgeous landscape photography from across the Australian continent, this stylish yet down-to-earth cookbook encourages families to embrace the outdoors, teaches young chefs valuable techniques and life skills, and proves once again that everything tastes better cooked over an open flame.


Books to Beat Summer Slide for Tweens


Enter to WIN
One Nanny to Mommy reader will receive receive a boxed set of all 3 books in the series, an exclusive Startup Squad tote bag, earrings, bookmark, sticker, and temporary tattoo, and a $20 gift card to Earrings by Emma -- a small business started by girlpreneur Emma when she was just 8 years old! plus the 4 other books mentioned as well.


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14 comments

  1. I would love to win this for my kids. I think they would love the great rivers book the most.

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  2. I would want to win so that I can donate them to my local public library.

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  3. I would love to win them for my niece. I think she would love them.

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  4. I would like this for my child. The Face the Music book looks interesting.

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  5. I'd love to win for my daughter, this would be a great addition to her birthday gift pile! She just started reading chapter books.

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  6. to give to friend

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  7. I would like to win this for my daughter. Her name is River and I think she would like the book Great Rivers of the World.

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  8. I would love to win and give it to my granddaughter she would love this books Party problems sound great!

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  9. Darlene Carbajal7/20/2021 09:26:00 PM

    Very interesting, my niece will love them!

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  10. I think it is something my great niece would enjoy and learn from

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  11. My tween would totally love these books. She's a little book worm and I would love to surprise her with this. I think she would enjoy all of those titles. She's still figuring out what types of books she like. Patricia E

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  12. Perfect for my daughter to read.

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  13. I would love them for my kids. Wild Child: Adventure Cooking with Kids.

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  14. I would love to win for my daughter. With covid and losing two family members during last school year she could use a win.

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