Book Recommendation Lists, Features, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Children’s Picture Books for #WomensHistoryMonth

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Hello bookworms!

I’m back today to feature a few children’s picture books to read to the little ones in your life in honor of #WomensHistoryMonth.  In case you missed it, last week I share a few mini biography collections to pick up this month as well.

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Diverse Children’s Picture Books (February 2019)

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Hello bookworms!

Today I am back to feature 4 diverse children’s picture books that deserve some attention…

*What do I mean by diverse children’s picture books?  I mean children’s picture books that are written by or about people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and any other minorities.  Diversity in books is just as (if not more) important in children’s literature.
Books included in this post: Free As A Bird: The Story of Malala by Lina Maslo, Grandma’s Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle, and A Different Pond by Bao Phi

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Book Recommendation Lists, Bookish Odds & Ends, Features, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Picture Books to Read in Honor of #BlackHistoryMonth

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Today I am sharing a list of books you can read to your children in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth!  As someone who feels that black history was glossed over in their own education, it is very important to me to celebrate Black History Month with my children.  Here are the books I’ve read with my own children… Continue reading “Kids’ Corner: Picture Books to Read in Honor of #BlackHistoryMonth”

Book Reviews, Features, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Diverse Children’s Picture Books (January 2019)

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a diverse children’s picture books feature.  I’ve missed it!  My daughter is participating in a program through our local library called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  Since we have a bit of reading to do before August 2019, I figured this would be the perfect time to get back into this feature.

*Diverse Children’s Picture Books is a feature where I spotlight a few diverse children’s picture book that I feel deserve some attention.  What do I mean by diverse children’s picture books?  I mean children’s picture books that are written by or about people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and any other minorities.  Diversity in books is just as (if not more) important in children’s literature.
Books included in this post: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, I Am Enough by Grace Byers, and A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Middle Grade

Book Review: The Battle of Junk Mountain by Lauren Abbey Greenberg + ARC #Giveaway

 

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When I was contacted by the publisher with the offer to read & review The Battle of Junk Mountain, I decided to overlook the fact that I am not technically open for review requests and accepted the offer… What can I say?  I was in the mood for a middle grade read, and there was something about the cover that spoke to me. 

I am happy to report that I was rewarded with a wonderful little gem of a book.  The Battle of Junk Mountain is a heartwarming book about new & changing friendships, family drama, and a summer full of changes... 

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