Category: children

June 2023 New Releases

June 2023 New Releases

Posted June 1, 2023 / 6 Comments

Happy June! A new month brings new books, and there are SO MANY great books on my radar in June! There are over 90 titles on this list of June 2023 New Releases, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy mystery, suspense, Amish fiction, children’s books, […]


Book Review: Little Troublemaker Makes a Mess by Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Book Review: Little Troublemaker Makes a Mess by Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Posted May 26, 2023 / 1 Comment

LITTLE TROUBLEMAKER MAKES A MESS by Luvvie Ajayi Jones Illustrator: Joey Spiotto GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Philomel Books RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2023 PAGES: 41 A story about a little troublemaker with a big heart from the New York Times bestselling author and noted speaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones Whoops! Little […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): I Know Who I Am by Dorena Williamson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): I Know Who I Am by Dorena Williamson

Posted May 21, 2023 / 12 Comments

I KNOW WHO I AM by Dorena Williamson ILLUSTRATOR: Dana SanMar GENRE: Inspirational Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2023 PAGES: 40 An uplifting picture book that reminds children all over the world of God’s love for them—affirming their standing in His kingdom and reinforcing their God-given […]


May 2023 New Releases

May 2023 New Releases

Posted May 1, 2023 / 7 Comments

Happy May! I cannot believe we are already here, on the line between spring and summer. This year feels like it’s going by so quickly to me – anyone else? There are almost 100 titles on this list of May 2023 New Releases that I would like to read, if […]




Book Review (and a Giveaway!): You are a Raccoon by Laurie Ann Thompson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): You are a Raccoon by Laurie Ann Thompson

Posted April 21, 2023 / 30 Comments

YOU ARE A RACCOON! by Laurie Ann Thompson ILLUSTRATOR: Jay Fleck SERIES: Meet Your World GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Dial Books RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2023 PAGES: 32 The second in an adorable, STEM nonfiction picture book series that encourages very young readers to learn—through gentle interactivity and play—about […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Book Bandit by Caron Pescatore

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Book Bandit by Caron Pescatore

Posted April 19, 2023 / 3 Comments

THE BOOK BANDIT by Caron Pescatore ILLUSTRATOR: Amanda Neves SERIES: A Phoebe Chen Mystery #1 GENRE: Children’s Chapter Book / Mystery PUBLISHER: Pesky Books 4Kidz RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2023 PAGES: 136 Eight-year-old Phoebe Chen has a new mystery to solve. Can you help? Phoebe loves anything that involves brainstorming, […]


Book Review : You are a Honey Bee! by Laurie Ann Thompson

Book Review : You are a Honey Bee! by Laurie Ann Thompson

Posted April 18, 2023 / 7 Comments

YOU ARE A HONEY BEE! by Laurie Ann Thompson ILLUSTRATOR: Jay Fleck SERIES: Meet Your World GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Dial Books RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2023 PAGES: 32 The first in an adorable, STEM nonfiction picture book series that encourages very young readers to learn—through gentle interactivity and […]


First Line Friday (week 336): Vinegar Boy

First Line Friday (week 336): Vinegar Boy

Posted April 6, 2023 / 22 Comments

Happy Good Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. In honor of Good Friday & Easter Sunday, today I’m featuring the first line of an Easter novel that I read and […]


April 2023 New Releases

April 2023 New Releases

Posted April 1, 2023 / 10 Comments

Happy April! Spring is in the air here in Georgia… and so is pollen haha! There are 85 titles on this list of April 2023 New Releases, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy mystery, suspense, Amish fiction, children’s books, YA, and even some speculative fiction. […]



Book Review: Justice Rising by Katheryn Russell-Brown

Book Review: Justice Rising by Katheryn Russell-Brown

Posted March 25, 2023 / 4 Comments

JUSTICE RISING: 12 Amazing Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement AUTHOR: Katheryn Russell-Brown ILLUSTRATOR: Kim Holt GENRE: Children’s Non-Fiction Picture Book PUBLISHER: Viking Books for Young Readers RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2023 PAGES: 40 A celebration of twelve Black women who were pivotal to the civil rights movement and […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Woodencloak by Dawn Ford

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Woodencloak by Dawn Ford

Posted March 14, 2023 / 2 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Woodencloak by Dawn Ford, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for an excerpt! WOODENCLOAK by Dawn Ford SERIES: Band of Unlikely Heroes #1 GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy PUBLISHER: Scrivenings Press RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2023 PAGES: 243 Thirteen-year-old troll princess Horra Fyd’s life […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Picture Books on my Spring 2023 TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday: Picture Books on my Spring 2023 TBR List

Posted March 13, 2023 / 15 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is books on our Spring 2023 TBR lists but since I’ve already talked about that in a broad overview, I’m going to narrow it down to a specific type of book releasing in Spring 2023. As the self-proclaimed ‘cool aunt’ of several […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): God’s Beloved Community by Michelle T. Sanchez

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): God’s Beloved Community by Michelle T. Sanchez

Posted March 4, 2023 / 10 Comments

GOD’S BELOVED COMMUNITY by Michelle T. Sanchez GENRE: Inspirational Children’s Picture Book (ages 3-7) PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2022 PAGES: 41 This children’s book from the author of Color-Courageous Discipleship makes the God-inspired dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., accessible to all, helping kids and parents answer […]


March 2023 New Releases

March 2023 New Releases

Posted March 2, 2023 / 8 Comments

Happy March! Whether this new month is coming in like a lamb or a lion for you, it’s certainly delivering a whole bunch of great-looking reads! There are nearly 100 titles on this list of March 2023 New Releases, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy […]


Book Review: Drive-Thru Miracle by Dana Edwards, Ph.D.

Book Review: Drive-Thru Miracle by Dana Edwards, Ph.D.

Posted February 9, 2023 / 0 Comments

DRIVE-THRU MIRACLE by Dana Edwards, Ph.D GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Middle Grade Fiction PUBLISHER: B&H Kids RELEASE DATE: April 12, 2022 PAGES: 224 Eleven-year-old Mae Moore is having a horrible birthday week. Her sister, Shelby, had another seizure on account of her cerebral palsy. The school bully won’t leave Mae alone. […]


February 2023 New Releases

February 2023 New Releases

Posted February 1, 2023 / 26 Comments

Happy February! The much awaited list of February 2023 New Releases on my radar is here! There are 100 titles on this list, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy mystery, suspense, Amish fiction, children’s books, YA, speculative, and even some nonfiction. And, of course, expect […]


Book Review: The Indestructible Tom Crean by Jennifer Thermes

Book Review: The Indestructible Tom Crean by Jennifer Thermes

Posted January 28, 2023 / 2 Comments

THE INDESTRUCTIBLE TOM CREAN by Jennifer Thermes GENRE: Nonfiction Picture Book (ages 4-8 years) PUBLISHER: Viking Books for Young Readers RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2023 PAGES: 56 Heroic Explorer of the Antarctic At the turn of the twentieth century, Antarctica is the last unexplored continent. The ice is unforgiving. It […]