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

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Hello bookworms!

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, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: STEM Picture Books Featuring Female Main Characters

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Last week I read my 4-year-old her favorite book (at the moment) for the 100th time, Violet the Pilot.

*Side note: this was our most recent book from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  If you do not know about this program, you can read all about it here → Kids’ Corner: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Anyways!  I actually don’t mind reading this book to her so many times because I loved how the book features a GIRL engineer/pilot.  This jogged a memory from last year when I read Ada Twist, Scientist and had similar feelings.  It is so wonderful to read STEM books featuring girl main characters.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  When browsing the picture books at the library, I notice that my daughter is drawn to books with anything princess, fairy, unicorn, ballerina, etc.  They are often very PINK and very sparkly.  Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with these books, actually they often hold important themes & lessons, HOWEVER it is also nice to see books that center around girls in traditionally male-dominated fields like science & math.

Long story short, I started researching to find more STEM picture books that featured girl main characters.  Sadly, I was disappointed with my findings.  There are very few of these books.

Here are the books I did find…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman

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When I was contacted with the opportunity to read & review Pink is for Boys, I jumped at the opportunity.  For one, I’m always on the lookout for books that challenge the traditional gender norms to share with my children, and secondly I could tell it was going to be wonderfully illustrated.  That’s a win-win in my book!

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Mini Middle Grade Book Reviews (June 2017)

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Books included in this post: Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall, Every Single Second by Tricia Springstubb, Pillage by Obert Skye & Pax by Sara Pennypacker.

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Author Interviews, Book Reviews, Features, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Beautifully Different by Dana Salim + Author Q&A + #Giveaway

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I am back today with another installment within my Kids’ Corner division of my blog!  I was given the opportunity to read & review Dana Salim’s Beautifully Different, a children’s picture book that teaches children that our differences are what make us special & beautiful.  Dana was also gracious enough to answer a few questions for me about her writing, her publishing company (DS Publishing), and diversity within children’s books.   There is also an opportunity to win a copy of Beautifully Different!

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