Best Books for Children, Ages 4-7. Koala Lou  by Mem Fox.  Illustrated by Pamela Lofts:Oldies, but Goodies!

Koala Lou

Best Books for Children, Ages 4-7. Koala Lou  by Mem Fox.  Illustrated by Pamela Lofts:Oldies, but Goodies!

This is THE absolute best book for sibling dethronement!  When my eldest daughter had to contend with a baby sister sopping up all the exclusive attention that used to be all hers, this was the book that she turned too…frequently!

Koala Lou tells the story of the firstborn, missing the care of her mother whose time is now occupied by many other baby koalas.  Fearing that her mother no longer loves her, she decides to enter the gum tree climbing competition in the bush tree Olympics, in order to gain back her mother’s attention.  Pamela Lofts delicate and beautiful illustrations wonderfully depict the exotic wildlife and scenery of the Australia outback.

Koala Lou trains and trains…but it is not enough to win the competition.  After coming in second, she runs off crying.  But her mother finds her and hugs her for the longest time while telling her, “Koala Lou, I DO love you!  I always have, and I always will.”  It’s a beautiful message from a parent to a child.  That no matter what they are loved, always and unconditionally.

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,’ and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.’ These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space, (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist?  What if one needed your help?  Would you travel into outer space?  For the adventures…of a lifetime!

New – Book Two: Amelia. the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

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Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

Amelia the Moochins 8-15

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

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“Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children


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