KINDNESS MAKES US STRONG, by Sophie Beer, Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House

Whether we share a toy or include someone in a game, all acts of kindness – no matter how big or small – make the world a better place. Kindness is doing what you can, where you are, with what you have, and in Kindness Makes Us Strong, Sophie Beer introduces us to a bunch of … Continue reading KINDNESS MAKES US STRONG, by Sophie Beer, Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House

RISE UP: ORDINARY KIDS WITH EXTRAORDINARY STORIES, by Amanda Li, Illustrated by Amy Blackwell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

WINNER OF THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARDS 2020___________ "An inspirational book telling the tales of 29 amazing children. Children who have triumphed, overcome and persevered. Children who would put most grown ups to shame!" - Konnie Huq___________This book tells the stories of girls and boys from around the world and the challenges they have faced … Continue reading RISE UP: ORDINARY KIDS WITH EXTRAORDINARY STORIES, by Amanda Li, Illustrated by Amy Blackwell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

MAMA NEEDS A MINUTE, by Nicole Sloan, Andrews McMeel Publishing

From Nicole Sloan, founder of the Weird Mom Club—an inclusive Internet space for nonconforming moms—Mama Needs a Minute is an affirming, entertaining book for moms and toddlers to share. All about balancing a mama's needs with those of her kiddos, this sweet story teaches that love can look a lot of different ways. For kids, … Continue reading MAMA NEEDS A MINUTE, by Nicole Sloan, Andrews McMeel Publishing

THE RIGHT ONE FOR RODERIC, by Violeta Noy, Candlewick Press

All ghosts wear white sheets. That’s just what ghosts do. White sheets are good for haunting people, and they make the ghosts feel like part of one big family. But one little ghost named Roderic wants to wear something different. He tries all sorts of things: a bag, a rug, a boot. Can he find … Continue reading THE RIGHT ONE FOR RODERIC, by Violeta Noy, 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

MY FIRST BOOK OF NEW YORK, by Ingela P. Arrhenius, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

See all the best-loved sites of New York City in this stylish big picture book by Ingela P. Arrhenius. Visit the Statue of Liberty, climb the Empire State Building, catch a show on Broadway — there’s so much to do in New York City! Take a taxi to Times Square, check out the Apollo Theater, … Continue reading MY FIRST BOOK OF NEW YORK, by Ingela P. Arrhenius, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

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,

NEVER TO BE TOLD, by Becky Citra, Orca Book Publishers

"A faint sound brushed her ear, and she heard a voice whisper death. She glanced around, astonished. A gentle breeze had picked up, rippling the long grass in the meadows. She frowned. There was no one else there except Ira and Maddy, and the only sound was the rustling of the aspen leaves by the … Continue reading NEVER TO BE TOLD, by Becky Citra, Orca Book Publishers

JENNIE MAIZELS POP-UP SHAKESPEARE, by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Candlewick Press

Learn about all of Shakespeare's plays in one book! Read about William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, and poems as you never have before in an entertaining pop-up book collaboration between the internationally known comedy troupe the Reduced Shakespeare Company and best-selling illustrator Jennie Maizels. Featuring five interactive spreads filled with dramatic pop-ups, fun foldouts, hilarious summaries, … Continue reading JENNIE MAIZELS POP-UP SHAKESPEARE, by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Candlewick Press

SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF SHARKS, BOOK #2, by Katie & Kevin Tsang, Illustrated by Nathan Reed, Sterling Children’s Books

Brilliantly funny new young series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he's not going to take any more chances. So at his friend's birthday party at the beach, Sam … Continue reading SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF SHARKS, BOOK #2, by Katie & Kevin Tsang, Illustrated by Nathan Reed, Sterling Children’s Books