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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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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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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”

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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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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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