We have a new baby in our lives, and we dream of the places we can take her. Fortunately, we can start her travels early through books. Barefoot Books has just published a wonderful new series of board books, and we begin with OUR WORLD: FRANCE Words by Evelyne Holingue and art by Marguax […]
Let’s Walk and Read!
Hooray! It’s Summertime! Are you looking forward to being outside, exercising, and reading a good book? Here’s a great way to combine all three of these activities as you WALK AND READ. The idea is simple. A children’s book is mounted on boards and displayed page-by-page in shop windows. Families read the story as they […]
Praline Lady – bringing history to life
New Orleans is at the top of my travel list, I am trying to learn as much as I can about this beautiful and historic city. Today I am sharing a very special book that brings you the sights, smells, and sounds of nineteenth century New Orleans. PRALINE LADY by Kirstie Myvet (author) and Kameko […]
AMAZING PLACES – #READ YOUR WORLD
It’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2021 #ReadYourWorld MCBD, a celebration of the diversity of kidlit, was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen and is back for its eighth year and I am excited to be supporting the mission of MCBD which helps parents, teachers, librarians and students by increasing awareness of the need for diversity […]
RAJA’S PET CAMEL: The Magic of Hope
I am excited to share a debut trade picture book that not only takes us around the world but was written by my Cardinal Rule Press publishing sibling. I’ve had a front row seat watching the process from illustrations to cover reveal to book launch. I’m so happy to see it being enjoyed by young […]
Down Under the Pier – let’s explore!
Isn’t it wonderful when you find a book that you feel personally connected to? I was born in Santa Monica, near the ocean and the famous pier. I was so excited to open DOWN UNDER THE PIER and return to my childhood days filled with sand and salt air breezes. DOWN UNDER THE PIER […]
With a Star in My Hand – Rubén Darío , Poetry Hero, a review
Today is the final day of Hispanic Heritage Month which began on September 15th. To celebrate I’d like to share the latest novel-in-verse by Cuban-American author, Margarita Engle. With a Star in My Hand – Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero Margarita Engle Simon and Schuster (release date: 2/28/20) Historical Fiction in verse for ages 12 and […]
Rainbow Weaver – Perfect Picture Book Friday
RAINBOW WEAVER – Perfect Picture Book Friday Hi Friends, grab your passport and Spanish dictionary– I’m linking up with Perfect Picture Book Friday with a book set in a very special Guatemalan location. Title: Rainbow Weaver Tejedora del Arcoiris Written by: Linda Elovitz Marshall Illustrated by: Elisa Chavarri Translated by: Eida de la Vega Published […]
N’s Guide to NYC
Who wants to go to New York City? I do!! (Actually, I went last month and had a great time.) It seems that New York is a popular setting for ABC books. But, they are all different. Take a look at how authors and illustrators travel alphabetically through NYC. NY is for New York by […]
Who is Matilda Joslyn Gage?
March is Women’s History Month where we pay tribute to fearless women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth, Cady Stanton, and Matilda Joslyn Gage. Wait, you’ve never heard of Matilda Joslyn Gage? Well, there’s a reason for that as you will learn while reading Born Criminal – Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist Written by Angelica Shirley […]
Read Your World! A Multicultural Children’s Book Day Review of The Giant Turnip
It’s Time to Celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day! I am excited to once again be a part of a fun-filled event where diverse books for children are shared and celebrated. I was thrilled to receive a book from Language Lizard. The Giant Turnip By Henriette Barkow (illustrator) and Richard Johnson (illustrator) Translated by Bhadra Patel […]
Rice From Heaven – The Secret Mission to Feed North Koreans
North Korea is front page news these days but it remains a place of mystery to most people. There are few books for children about North Korea so I am excited to share this new one: Rice From Heaven, The Secret Mission to Feed North Koreans by Tina Cho (author) and Keum Jin Song (illustrator) […]
Y – Are We There Yet?
Y is for Yet as in – Are we there yet? Is there any traveler who hasn’t asked that question or had to answer that question? It is a popular book topic with many sharing clever suggestions on how to make the journey more enjoyable. But, for those trips being taken through the pages of […]
J is for the Journey
For me a journey begins with a map. I like to look at an overview and then the details. I like all kinds of maps – physical, political, topographical, climatic, thematic, and good old road maps. I was excited to find a series of books that celebrate journeys written by Martha Day Zschock and published […]
C is for Cities
I live in rural America but love to visit cities to get my fill of museums, theaters, restaurants, and shops. Today I am sharing a great book for those who love the excitement of being in the city. 50 Cities of the U.S.A. written and researched by Gabrielle Balkan Illustrated by Sol Linero Wide […]