Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Diverse Children’s Picture Books in Review (January 2017)


Hello bookworms!

Welcome to another new feature in the Kids’ Corner section of my blog.  If you have been a follower of my blog for a little while, you may remember from my 2017 goals, that I wanted to not only start reviewing more children’s books, but that I wanted to also review and promote DIVERSE children’s books. What do I mean by diverse children’s books?  I mean children’s picture books that are written by or about people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and any other minorities.  The #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement has inspired me to not only reevaluate my reading, but also the books I read to my children.  Diversity in books is just as (if not more) important in children’s literature.  I know this is cliché to say, but children are our future and it is our job to teach them to celebrate diversity.

Books included in this post: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion , My Brother Charlie,  Can One Balloon Make an Elephant Fly?, Worm Loves Worm, & One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree.

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Kids’ Corner: Buy, Borrow, or Pass – Picture Book Reviews (January 2017)


Whew! That is a ridiculously long title!

Welcome to my first installment of a new feature within my Kids’ Corner division of my blog: Buy, Borrow, or Pass.  What is Buy, Borrow, or Pass?  Well my friend, I’m glad you asked!  Basically, I will be writing mini reviews for children’s picture books and at the end of my review, I will state if I think it is worth it to buy the book, if you should borrow the book from the library, or pass on the book all together.  I would like to mention that if I suggest to borrow the book from the library versus purchasing the book, this is not negative.  I only will suggest purchasing a book when I think it is a timeless book that can grow with your child, or that will appeal to multiple ages.  I also offer “sneak peaks” into the books, which gives you a taste of the illustrations these books offer.

For this feature, I am going to try and keep the picture books relatively current, so all the picture books mentioned will be from 2016 or newer.

*Books included in this post are Faraway Fox , Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream , Ideas Are All Around , Samson in the Snow, & Hoot and Peep

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