Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: Here We Are

by the Brightly Editors

For this edition of Brightly Storytime, we’re reading one of Oliver Jeffers’ beautiful picture books. In Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, Oliver Jeffers — who is also known as the illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit and other books in the series — explores the people, animals, and things that inhabit Earth. Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully written, this book will introduce young readers to everything — from how their brain will develop words to what they can do to improve the world around them. Very timely, Jeffers reminds little ones that on planet Earth they’re never truly alone.

For more stories about the beautiful Earth, check out Brightly’s list of Books for a Better Planet! 18 Earth-Friendly Reads for Kids.