Mutant potatoes, squelching mud, and sibling teasing take the forefront in Ben Clanton’s Rot, the Bravest in the World! Yes, you heard me right, mutant potatoes. If your kids like somewhat messy, somewhat absurd tales then they’ll love Rot’s newest adventure!
Christian Robinson’s You Matter is exactly the kind of picture book we need in these trying times. Children need to know that they matter regardless of how they may feel about themselves, regardless of their circumstances, and regardless of what may be going on around them. Through simple prose and meaningful illustrations, Robinson tells children just that: they matter.
Parents who grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood will enjoy this child-friendly reminder of their own childhoods. They may be inspired to share the original series with their kids or at the very least their own memories.
Title: The Cook and the KingAuthor: Julia DonaldsonIllustrator: David RobertsRelease Date: May 7, 2019Publisher: Harry N. AbramsReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon A clever tale about a king searching for a new cook, The Cook and the King is a fun book that will entertain kids and parents alike. It’s a sort of modern fairy tale […]
Title: Small WorldAuthor: Ishta MercurioIllustrator: Jen CoraceRelease Date: July 2, 2019Publisher: Abrams Books for Young ReadersReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon If you’re looking for the perfect book to give as a gift at your next baby shower or to read with the precocious, science-loving little girls in your life then look no further: Small World […]
Title: THE EVIL PRINCESS VS THE BRAVE KNIGHTAuthor: Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrations)Pub. Date: August 6, 2019Publisher: Random House Books for Young ReadersFormats: Hardcover, eBookPages: 40Find it:Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD Classic sibling rivalry is alive and well in my household. After reading this brand-new picture book with my youngest I can very easily identify which of them is […]
Title: The Little GuysAuthor: Vera BrosgolRelease Date: April 2, 2019Publisher: Roaring Brook PressReview Spoilers: HighGoodReads | Amazon Ususally when you sit down to read a children’s book you have a general idea of where the story is going to go. Not so with Vera Brosgol’s newest book, The Little Guys. I almost hate to do a review […]
Celebrate Maya Angelou and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Lives and Works in the 25th Anniversary Edition of “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me”
Readers who are familiar with Angelou and Basquiat and those who are meeting them for the first time alike will enjoy the way the words and images blend together to inspire children to fearlessness in Life Doesn’t Frighten Me.
Rockstar Book Tours: ‘Miguel and the Grand Harmony’ by Matt de la Peña is a Brand New Story Set in the World of Disney’s Upcoming ‘Coco’ [GIVEAWAY]
Title: Miguel and the Grand Harmony Author: Matt de la Peña Artist: Ana Ramirez Release Date: October 10, 2017 Publisher: Disney Press Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks | TBD While Disney’s Coco may not be hitting theatres until the end of next month, young readers can get their first look at the film with Matt de […]
What Is It? Author: Nicole Hoang Illustrator: Dustin Nguyen Release Date: August 2, 2016 (July 27, 2016 in Comic Stores) Publisher: KaBOOM! Genre(s): Picture Book, Fantasy Review Spoilers: Low GoodReads | Amazon BOOM! Studios is breaking new ground with the company’s release of What Is It? by Nicole Hoang and Dustin Nguyen. This is […]