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Middle Grade (9-13)

Save Me a Seat

Save Me a Seat

Today I am thrilled to share a new novel sent to be by Scholastic! Scholastic is a platinum sponsor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day and I am so excited to work with them. Save Me a Seat (©2016) by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan tells the story of two kids […]

January 25, 2017 ×

Chapter Books

Sofia Martinez by Jacqueline Jules

Sofia Martinez by Jacqueline Jules

The Sofia Martinez series, written by Jacqueline Jules and illustrated by Kim Smith, are junior chapter books for ages 5-8. Each story follows the everyday adventures of a spirited 7-year-old named Sofia. Sofia lives with her parents and two sisters and regularly visits her extended family, including her cousins and […]

January 23, 2017 ×

Middle Grade (9-13)

Three Years and Eight Months

Three Years and Eight Months

Today I’m pleased to share a historical picture book sent to me by East West Discovery Press, an independent publisher and proud supporter of Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Three Years and Eight Months (©2013) written by Icy Smith and illustrated by Jennifer Kindert is based on the Japanese occupation of […]

January 18, 2017 ×

Early Readers

Pete the Cat Phonics Box

Pete the Cat Phonics Box

The Pete the Cat Phonics Box (©2017) is a set of twelve early readers from Pete the Cat creator and illustrator James Dean. This cute little box comes complete with a handle for carrying and houses twelve miniature books. Each book has been reviewed by a phonics expert and features […]

January 16, 2017 ×

Picture Books

Round Is a Tortilla

Round Is a Tortilla

In honor of the upcoming 2017 Multicultural Children’s Book Day, today I’ll be sharing two bilingual picture books! Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes (©2013) written by Roseanne Thong and illustrated by John Parra is a shapes primer that celebrates the beauty and vibrancy of Latino culture. The […]

January 4, 2017 ×

Picture Books

2016 Picture Books with Diverse Characters

2016 Picture Books with Diverse Characters

The lack of racial and ethnic diversity in children’s literature is an issue that has gained increased attention in recent years. In just three years the number of diverse characters in children’s books has doubled, moving from a paltry 7% in 2012 to over 14% in 2015. But with people […]

January 2, 2017 ×

Picture Books

Christmas around the World

Christmas around the World

Today I’m sharing ten picture books that feature Christmas celebrations from all across the globe! This book list was originally featured as a guest contribution on the fantastic blog Non-Toy Gifts. Each of these books will give readers an enchanting glimpse at how families in other countries celebrate the season, […]

December 19, 2016 ×

Picture Books

Christmas Picture Books That Will Make Your Kids Laugh

Christmas Picture Books That Will Make Your Kids Laugh

In my family, we can’t get enough Christmas books. I’ve probably read hundreds of them! Today I’m sharing a selection of laugh-out-loud funny Christmas books that you won’t be able to resist! These hysterical picture books are sure to leave your whole family in stitches! If you have any favorite […]

December 13, 2016 ×

Early Readers

Christmas Early Readers

Christmas Early Readers

Today I’ve put together a list of 10 Christmas early readers! These short, illustrated books are suitable for beginning readers ages 5-8, and they are also excellent read-aloud stories for the whole family! These early readers are all available for under $5, so they make excellent stocking stuffers! Need more […]

November 28, 2016 ×

Board Books

Board Books about Hanukkah

Board Books about Hanukkah

Today I’m sharing eight fantastic Hanukkah board books! These sweet and simple books are perfect for sharing with a baby or toddler. To find even more great Hanukkah books for kids, make sure to check out my list of Hanukkah Picture Books! Do you have any favorite Hanukkah board books that […]

November 23, 2016 ×