Set during World War II, this poignant, briskly paced historical novel relays the events of one extraordinary summer from three engaging points of view. On the morning of the dedication of the new children's library in Belle Beach, Long Island, eleven-year-old Julie Sweet and her six-year-old sister, Martha, find a baby in a basket on … Continue reading THE SUMMER WE FOUND BABY, by Amy Hest, Candlewick Press
Hope Transcends All Transcending its time and period, this moving and lyrical story, beautifully illustrated, explores the fear and hope of children in time of war. I am just a child. How can I be at war? It's 1918, and war is everywhere. John's father is fighting in the trenches far away in France, while … Continue reading WAR IS OVER, by David Almond, Illustrated by David Litchfield, Candlewick Press
There's this, and this, and this... In a lyrical story by Mary Murphy, gorgeously illustrated by award-winning artist Zhu Cheng-Liang, a child offers an ode to her favorite things -- and people. What I like most in the world is my window. This morning, through my window, I see the postman at the red gate. … Continue reading WHAT I LIKE MOST, by Mary Murphy, Illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang, Candlewick Press
Everything has a place, and there's a place for everything in this world.
Bath book fun with ducks, fish and adventure!
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
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
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
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
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