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Author Spotlight: Frances Díaz Evans

Written by Frances Díaz Evans and illustrated by Alejandra López, Coco la cotorra puertorriqueña (Spanish Edition) is the story of Coco, a bilingual Puerto Rican parrot freed in El Yunque after growing up in captivity. Coco is excited about living in the rainforest and finding a family, but his squawking differs from the parrots born in nature. Will Coco make it in the rainforest? Today … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Frances Díaz Evans

Native American Picture Books for All Year Long

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, which celebrates the culture, history, heritage, and contributions of Native peoples to the formation and growth of the United States. To celebrate, I gathered five facts about this celebration and made a list of picture books to read this month and all year long. Five Facts about Native American History Month A Senecan Indian, Dr. Arthur C. Parker, … Continue reading Native American Picture Books for All Year Long

Birthday! Birthday! Contestant

I am excited to be a contestant on the first Birthday! Birthday! Writing Contest, hosted by Gennie Gorback and Amy Leskowski. Happy Birthday, ladies! If you want to participate, follow the rules listed on Amy’s website, Motherhood Block Party. Have fun and good luck! Below is my 100-word entry based on what happens in Puerto Rico to sea turtles during the nesting season. There are … Continue reading Birthday! Birthday! Contestant

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Book Review of Questions for Rebel Girls by Rebel Girls

Written by Rebel Girls, Questions for Rebel Girls is an inspiring non-fiction book for middle graders with more than 500 questions based on famous women’s work and life experiences in history. Ada Lovelace, Mae Jemison, Jill Tarter, Mary Edwards Walker, Marjane Satrapi, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Gloria Estefan, Young Jean Lee, Frida Kahlo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Grace O’Malley are among the many women featured in the … Continue reading Book Review of Questions for Rebel Girls by Rebel Girls

Picture Books about Kids with STEAM Superpowers

Children’s Book Week is here! Children’s Book Week is an annual national literary event that has celebrated children’s books since 1919. Bookworms, publishers, libraries, schools, and bookstores celebrate Children’s Book Week with activities, events, and promotions. This year’s slogan is Reading is a Superpower, encouraging children and teenagers to discover their abilities (superpowers) and employing them for the benefit of society. Following this year’s theme, … Continue reading Picture Books about Kids with STEAM Superpowers

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Book Review of Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland

It is 1922 in Georgia. Ophelia and her mother leave their small house in the countryside after a group of white men killed Ophie’s father and burned their house. Ophie saw her first ghost—her father—that same night. They move to Pittsburgh with old Aunt Rose and some mean cousins and find jobs as maids at Daffodil Manor, a haunted mansion owned by the Caruthers family. … Continue reading Book Review of Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland

Book Review of Lost in the Never Wood by Aiden Thomas

An eighteen-year-old anxiety-ridden Wendy Darling is still coping with the disappearance of her younger brothers, John and Michael, five years ago in the woods. Wendy was the only one who returned from the woods, and she does not remember what happened. Her parents have not been the same since then. When local children start to go missing again, the town of Astoria is put on … Continue reading Book Review of Lost in the Never Wood by Aiden Thomas

#PBCritiqueFest 2021 Participant

I am delighted to announce that I registered for the #PBCritiqueFest 2021. I am thankful to Brian Gerhlein, author of The Book of Rules, for hosting this fantastic festival. Literary agents, authors, and illustrators will critique the work of 31 kidlit creators. A raffle selects the winners at the end of the festival. So, the more entries one has, the higher is the chance of … Continue reading #PBCritiqueFest 2021 Participant