Humongous (& Cool) Words For Kids

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In this unique piece of non-fiction text, young siblings, 5-year-old Sabine Yi Lee and her 8-year-old brother, Hao Finley Lee, take readers on a one-of-a-kind reading adventure! Together, they creatively share their knowledge of what countless interesting and often unusual vocabulary words mean, as well as how they relate to everyday life. The two cover a vast array of topics, delving into astronomy, biology, geometry, music, art, health, and even offering some insight into foreign language and multiculturalism! At the beginning of each chapter, they provide an alphabetized list of terms for the young reader, along with helpful pronunciation guides. Then, they define each word, often enlightening the reader with a few and frequently unknown facts about each, adding to the ingenuity of their instruction. Additionally, pictures, graphs, and artful displays illuminate nearly every page, adding an extra element of engagement for the reader. SB Hilarion uses humor and wit, as well, to embrace the intellectual minds of young children into a web of curiosity and liking for young philomaths, Sabine and Hao. Their conversations with each other, as well as with Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, and a few select others, are used to elucidate the content within the text. Their intriguing dialogue adds an element of meaning, surprise, and relate-ability that non-fiction texts sometimes lack, bringing this one to life for the reader!

Humongous (& Cool) Words For Kids is for true philomaths (those who love learning), just as I Am Manifesto, another one of Halarion’s publications is. It is both scholarly and thorough, making it an ideal pick for language arts, science, and social and cultural studies for teachers to use in their classrooms. It features ample content, including its colorful, vivid, and illustrative pictures that span its pages, for individual and group project ideas. Additionally, because of the way the content is organized, the text can be used as a fun flip-through guide in which children read small segments of it at a time. The reading level is too high for children 8 and under, but it’s perfect for parents to read to their young children. For independent reading, it’s most appropriate for children 10 years of age and older. The vocabulary words and concepts covered can also be used to create an entertaining trivia game to play at school or at home for a traditional Family Game Night. However, the reader chooses to use it, Humongous (& Cool) Words For Kids offers children, parents, and teachers a plethora of opportunities for learning!

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Author SB Hilarion
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 120 pages
Publisher BookBaby
Publish Date 2019-04-16
ISBN 9781543958669
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Issue October 2019
Category Children's


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