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Book Review of Gouda Friends by Cathy Yardley

After her life falls apart, Tam calls Josh, her BFF, and utters the word goldfish. Although a long time has passed since they have been close, Josh does everything in his power to help Tam rebuild her life, just like she did for him in the past. When Tam arrives back home, Josh also offers her to stay in his house for a few weeks … Continue reading Book Review of Gouda Friends by Cathy Yardley

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Book Review of The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

A comet destroys Earth, so a select group of families departs in three ships. Petra Peña’s family has been selected because her parents are scientists. Their destination is Sagan, a new planet that is hundreds of years away. People sleep in advanced machines while they receive data about life on Earth, and Monitors watch over them. Petra does not want to become a scientist like … Continue reading Book Review of The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

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#SpringFlingKidLit 2022 Contestant

It is my first year participating in the #SpringFlingKidLit Writing Contest, hosted by Ciara O’Neal and Kaitlyn Sanchez. I am excited with joy about it, as I love flowers and butterflies. The prizes are awesomeeeee. Thanks to the wonderful donors! Please follow all the contest’s rules here if you wish to participate. Below is the Spring gif that I chose for this contest and my … Continue reading #SpringFlingKidLit 2022 Contestant

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Book Review of Beauty Woke

A Puerto Rican family welcomes a beautiful baby girl named Beauty. As Beauty grows up, her big familia teaches her to be proud of her heritage. Beauty is a Boricua with Taíno Indian and African ancestors, so her Abuela encourages her to “stay onyx, stay gold.” But one day, Beauty hears the news saying hurtful words about other Hispanics. When it is time for the … Continue reading Book Review of Beauty Woke

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#50PreciousWords 2022 Contestant

50PreciousWords is an annual contest hosted by children’s book author Vivian Kirkfield. This year it runs from March 4 to March 6. You can find the official contest post along with the guidelines and list of fantastic prizes on Vivian Kirkfield’s blog. It is my first year participating in #50PreciousWords, and I am thrilled. Below is my entry. I am American They say I am … Continue reading #50PreciousWords 2022 Contestant

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Picture Books for Black History Month and All Year Long

Brilliant Bea by Shaina Rudolph and Mary Vukadinovich Brilliant Bea has a way with words but reading and writing are complicated because she has dyslexia. Ms. Bloom, her very kind teacher, give Bea a tape recorder to tell her stories. The tape recorder, a new friend, and a different approach to learning help Bea realize she can become who she is meant to be. Listen … Continue reading Picture Books for Black History Month and All Year Long

Valetine’s Day Picture Books

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones. Below is a list of picture books about Valentine’s Day to read with your children. A Unicorn Named Sparkle and the Perfect Valentine by Amy Young Lucy makes Valentine cards for her friends, telling them what she loves about them. Sparkle wants nothing more than to make a Valentine card for … Continue reading Valetine’s Day Picture Books

January: Featured Pictures Books

The Book of Rules: A Picture Book by Brian Gehrlein Children must follow the rules because Dennis the monster will eat them if they don’t. Follow the rules, and you are safe! Author: Brian GehrleinWriting Style: hilarious, encouraging, joyful, fun, interactiveIllustrator: Tom KnightIllustrations: funny, engaging, diverse, lively, colorfulThemes: getting the sillies out, mindfulness, following rulesPublishing Year: 2021Publisher: Farrar Strays GirouxAges: 4 – 8Lexile: Not Yet … Continue reading January: Featured Pictures Books

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2022 Book Review: Finish the Story! Harriet Tubman’s Secret Raid

Valerie Budayr of Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press and Mia Wenjen of Pragmatic Mom founded Multicultural Children’s Book Day to celebrate multicultural and diverse children’s literature. Every year this wonderful event takes place online and offline on the last Friday of January. This year it falls on January 28th.  For this occasion, Storyopolis Press sent me Finish the Story! Harriet Tubman’s Secret Raid by Jeffrey Bensam.  Friends Danny and … Continue reading Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2022 Book Review: Finish the Story! Harriet Tubman’s Secret Raid

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Picture Books About Dreams

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream” speech, 1963. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., here is a list of picture books about dreams. Dream Street … Continue reading Picture Books About Dreams