Category: children

February 2024 New Releases

February 2024 New Releases

Posted February 3, 2024 / 3 Comments

How did it get to be February already?!? I feel like it should still be the middle of January but maybe that’s because I was sick for most of January and I should get a do-over lol. Nevertheless, despite my feelings of denial, it IS indeed February – Black History […]


Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Posted January 8, 2024 / 1 Comment

The Harwood Mysteries have been on my TBR list ever since I first featured Antony Barone Kolenc on the blog. This medieval mystery series for upper middle graders through middle schoolers & teens (it grows with the readers as the main character ages) has won copious awards – including the […]



January 2024 New Releases

January 2024 New Releases

Posted January 2, 2024 / 8 Comments

Happy January & Happy New Year! It finally feels as close to winter as we’re going to get here in Georgia, and I’m ready for all the great books coming out this month! There are 91 titles on this list of January 2024 New Releases that are on my radar, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Holy Night and Little Star by Mitali Perkins

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Holy Night and Little Star by Mitali Perkins

Posted December 10, 2023 / 12 Comments

HOLY NIGHT AND LITTLE STAR: A Christmas Story by Mitali Perkins ILLUSTRATOR: Khoa Lea GENRE: Children’s Picture Book (Christian) PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: September 5, 2023 PAGES: 40 A luminous and tender retelling of the Christmas story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, author of Bare Tree and Little […]


December 2023 New Releases

December 2023 New Releases

Posted December 1, 2023 / 5 Comments

Happy December! I’m still waiting for winter to arrive here in Georgia but while I’m waiting I can occupy my time with all of the FANTASTIC-looking books releasing this month! December is typically a lighter month for new books but there are still 89 titles on this list of December […]


Book Review: Once Upon the Very First Christmas by Rory Feek

Book Review: Once Upon the Very First Christmas by Rory Feek

Posted November 26, 2023 / 2 Comments

ONCE UPON THE VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS by Rory Feek ILLUSTRATOR: Christine Cuddihy GENRE: Children’s Picture Book (Christian) PUBLISHER: Tommy Nelson RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2023 PAGES: 42 Bestselling author and songwriter Rory Feek takes children and families on a beloved journey to Christmas past in Once Upon the Very First Christmas. […]




November 2023 New Releases

November 2023 New Releases

Posted November 2, 2023 / 3 Comments

Happy November! It finally feels like fall here in Atlanta (actually, more like winter but I’m not complaining), and we are entering my favorite time of year! Along with gorgeous fall colors, cooler weather, Thanksgiving, and the anticipation of Christmas, there are lots of FABULOUS books releasing this month! There […]



October 2023 New Releases

October 2023 New Releases

Posted October 2, 2023 / 8 Comments

Happy October! Where has this year gone?!? This month, I celebrate my birthday, my BIL’s birthday, and my oldest & youngest nieces’ birthdays… and still hoping FALL will hit soon here in metro Atlanta. Speaking of hitting soon, October has SO MANY GREAT BOOKS releasing!  There are almost 150 titles […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Your One and Only Heart by Rajani LaRocca

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Your One and Only Heart by Rajani LaRocca

Posted September 14, 2023 / 15 Comments

YOUR ONE AND ONLY HEART by Rajani LaRocca, MD ILLUSTRATOR: Lauren Paige Conrad GENRE: Children’s Picture Book / Non-Fiction PUBLISHER: Dial Books RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2023 PAGES: 40 A lyrical introduction to the many wonders of the human heart, from award-winning author and practicing doctor, Dr. Rajani LaRocca In […]


September 2023 New Releases

September 2023 New Releases

Posted September 2, 2023 / 9 Comments

Happy September! This year is just flying by for me – anyone else? This month, I celebrate my 23rd wedding anniversary and our nephew’s 18th birthday… and FALL!!! As I say hello to my favorite time of year, I am also saying hello to a new month of new books. […]


Book Review: Track Star by Kelly Starling Lyons

Book Review: Track Star by Kelly Starling Lyons

Posted August 28, 2023 / 0 Comments

TRACK STAR by Kelly Starling Lyons ILLUSTRATOR: Wayne Spencer SERIES: Miles Lewis #4 GENRE: Children’s Chapter Books (Clean) PUBLISHER: Penguin Workshop RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2023 PAGES: 91 From the award-winning author of the Jada Jones chapter books comes an illustrated spinoff series perfect for STEM fans! The annual Fun Run […]


A Bunch of Books for ‘Global Sleep Under the Stars Night’

A Bunch of Books for ‘Global Sleep Under the Stars Night’

Posted August 8, 2023 / 4 Comments

Today is “Global Sleep Under the Stars Night” and… well… let’s just say I’d rather look out at the stars from my bedroom (or hotel) window than sleep out under them. I don’t do bugs… I don’t do heat… I don’t do sleeping bags… and I don’t do critters. BUT […]


August 2023 New Releases

August 2023 New Releases

Posted August 4, 2023 / 2 Comments

Happy August! School started here in Georgia on Tuesday, which I think is crazy. But saying goodbye to summer takes a backseat to saying hello to a new month of new books. There are tons of great books on my radar in August! There are just over 100 titles on […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): What a Map Can Do by Gabrielle Balkan

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): What a Map Can Do by Gabrielle Balkan

Posted July 25, 2023 / 19 Comments

WHAT A MAP CAN DO by Gabrielle Balkan ILLUSTRATOR: Alberto Lot GENRE: Children’s Picture Book / Educational PUBLISHER: ‎Rise x Penguin Workshop RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2023 PAGES: 48 An accessible and humorous introduction to maps for budding navigators. A raccoon narrator embarks on a big adventure in this exciting […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Book For Bear by Ellen L. Ramsey

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Book For Bear by Ellen L. Ramsey

Posted July 21, 2023 / 23 Comments

A BOOK FOR BEAR by Ellen L. Ramsey ILLUSTRATOR: MacKenzie Haley GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Flamingo Books RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2023 PAGES: 33 “An endearing picture book that showcases the lengths readers will go to find the perfect book . . . this lovely book is one to […]


Book Review: Stinkbird Has a Superpower by Jill Esbaum

Book Review: Stinkbird Has a Superpower by Jill Esbaum

Posted July 10, 2023 / 0 Comments

STINKBIRD HAS A SUPERPOWER by Jill Esbaum ILLUSTRATOR: Bob Shea GENRE: Children’s Picture Book / Educational PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2023 PAGES: 33 A hilarious and factual introduction to the Amazonian hoatzin—or stinkbird—and its surprising, incredible superpower. (Spoiler alert: it’s more than […]