LIMELIGHT, by Solli Raphael, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Thirteen-year-old award-winning slam poet Solli Raphael is taking on the world … one word at a time. The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity ~ Solli Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry … Continue reading LIMELIGHT, by Solli Raphael, Andrews McMeel Publishing

BLACK BEAUTY, by Anna Sewell, Illustrated by Christian Birmingham, Candlewick Press

Over fifty stunning illustrations from acclaimed artist Christian Birmingham bring this treasured classic new life. When Black Beauty was born one sweet spring day, he could not have imagined the life ahead of him. Following his mother's advice to do his work with a good will, he enjoys the adventures of country and city life, … Continue reading BLACK BEAUTY, by Anna Sewell, Illustrated by Christian Birmingham, Candlewick Press

ASTRO GIRL, by Ken Wilson-Max, Candlewick Press

The stars are the limit for a little girl who acts out her wish to be an astronaut -- inspired by a very special person. Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama … Continue reading ASTRO GIRL, by Ken Wilson-Max, Candlewick Press

JUST BECAUSE, by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, Candlewick Press

Curious minds are rewarded with curious answers. Why is the ocean blue? What is the rain? What happened to the dinosaurs? It might be time for bed, but one child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep just yet. Out September 2019 40 Pages Approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this … Continue reading JUST BECAUSE, by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, Candlewick Press

MR. SCRUFF, by Simon James, Candlewick Press

A sweetly silly story of a little boy and a dog who make an unlikely (but perhaps perfect) pair. Everyone knows that owners and their dogs belong together in a unique way. Polly belongs to Molly, Eric belongs to Derek, Berry belongs to Terry. But poor Mr. Scruff, alone in the rescue shelter, doesn't belong … Continue reading MR. SCRUFF, by Simon James, Candlewick Press

THE PAWED PIPER, by Michelle Robinson, Illustrated by Chinlun Lee, Candlewick Press

Calling all kittens! A little girl longing for a pet of her own gets a bit more than she bargained for in this cat-filled celebration. A small girl wants a cat of her very own: a furry fluffball to cuddle, just like the one in her book or her grandmother's cat, Hector. So she lays … Continue reading THE PAWED PIPER, by Michelle Robinson, Illustrated by Chinlun Lee, Candlewick Press

MY GRANDMA AND ME, by Mina Javaherbin, Illustrated by Lindsey Yankey,

In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories. In this big universe full of many moons, I have traveled and seen many wonders, but I have never loved anything or anyone the way I love my … Continue reading MY GRANDMA AND ME, by Mina Javaherbin, Illustrated by Lindsey Yankey,

JAMES RHODES PLAYLIST: THE REBELS AND REVOLUTIONARIES OF SOUND, Illustrated by Martin O’Neill,

Out October 2019 72 Pages Approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. Kids today are online at a very young age. With so much information at their supervised fingertips, there is such a wealth of learning materials for the searching. James Rhodes does a fantastic job by creating an … Continue reading JAMES RHODES PLAYLIST: THE REBELS AND REVOLUTIONARIES OF SOUND, Illustrated by Martin O’Neill,

WALK THIS UNDERGROUND WORLD, by Sam Brewster, Candlewick Press

An around-the-world and back-in-time adventure exploring curious worlds hidden beneath our feet, from underground burrows to ancient cities and shopping malls This stunning lift-the-flap book takes readers on a journey around the globe and deep underground. There they'll find amazing hidden worlds teeming with life -- from prairie-dog towns and ant cities to opal mines … Continue reading WALK THIS UNDERGROUND WORLD, by Sam Brewster, Candlewick Press

CARMEN SANDIEGO: ENDANGERED OPERATION, by HMHKids

Join Carmen Sandiego and decide where in the world to go next in this globe-trotting, daring caper! Help Carmen save wild animals of all kinds, especially the rare Amur tiger cub kidnapped from you by VILE. With 20 possible endings, your adventures can take you all over the world—or out of the game. Which will … Continue reading CARMEN SANDIEGO: ENDANGERED OPERATION, by HMHKids