Black Girl You Are Atlas

Black Girl You Are Atlas

This illustrated free-verse poetry book is inviting and engaging on many levels. The poetry is often quite straightforward, and often read as much like mini-essays as they do poems. Yet the turns of phrase are clever and draw me into her perspectives on life and...
NEW Garfield Movie Books Reviewed

NEW Garfield Movie Books Reviewed

Some members of my family like Garfield. Some members of my family LOVE Garfield. So, I’m sure we’ll be going to see “The Garfield Movie” repeatedly. It’s an origin story, with Chris Pratt voicing Garfield, which includes a reunion and...
New Children’s Books Reviewed

New Children’s Books Reviewed

My kids love Sleepy Sheepy! Since reading the books, they refer to it all the time, and if anyone seems a little tired, they’ll ask if you’re a “Sleepy Sheepy” — in need of some rest. Yet, in this book, Sleepy Sheepy is actually finding...
CHILDREN’S DIVERSITY BOOK REVIEWS

CHILDREN’S DIVERSITY BOOK REVIEWS

This is a heartwarming story that shows how children can help their grandparents and parents, and sometimes, take on the family business. Here, like many open markets in many communities, there is only one “last stand” in the farmer’s market. A young...
Fun NEW Easter Books for Kids!

Fun NEW Easter Books for Kids!

This board book features Spot and his friend, Helen the Hippo, as they go on a lift-the-flap easter egg hunt. The text is playful and engaging, with lots of questions that our little one gets to answer as she lifts each flap. I love how some of the flaps show them...
The House Before Falling into the Sea Review

The House Before Falling into the Sea Review

This beautiful watercolor book tells a child’s first-person story of a moving, simple story about a complex and moving issue. Nowadays, it seems like helping and housing refugees and other immigrants has become a major controversy in every nation. But ours are...