Category: picture book

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Help Wanted One Rooster by Julie Falatko

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Help Wanted One Rooster by Julie Falatko

Posted July 12, 2024 / 16 Comments

HELP WANTED ONE ROOSTER by Julie Falatko ILLUSTRATOR: Andrea Stegmaier GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Viking Books for Young Readers RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2024 PAGES: 40 The search for the perfect rooster to save a struggling farm from chaos will leave readers howling—and trying out their very best cock-a-doodle-doo! […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): I Am La Chiva! by Karol Hernández

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): I Am La Chiva! by Karol Hernández

Posted July 9, 2024 / 15 Comments

I AM LA CHIVA! by Karol Hernández ILLUSTRATOR: Lorena Alvarez Gómez GENRE: Children’s Multicultural Picture Book PUBLISHER: Dial Books RELEASE DATE: July 9, 2024 PAGES: 40 For fans of The Little Blue Truck, Red Truck and The Little Engine That Could, a rhyming ode to a colorful South American bus […]


July 2024 New Releases

July 2024 New Releases

Posted July 1, 2024 / 3 Comments

The year is still flying by and taking the summer with it (which is fine by me because I’ve been ready for fall since May lol), and this being July 1st means it’s time to look at a new month of new releases! There are 80 titles on this list […]


June 2024 In Review

June 2024 In Review

Posted June 30, 2024 / 4 Comments

Hello, reading friends! When I said back in my May in Review post that the heat had hit Atlanta, I had no idea how much hotter it would get. Ugh. So over summer. Bring on fall! As usual, the end of the month means it’s time for my June 2024 […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): I Dream a Dream for You by Bob Hostetler

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): I Dream a Dream for You by Bob Hostetler

Posted June 25, 2024 / 6 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for I Dream a Dream for You by Bob Hostetler (illustrated by Benedetta Capriotti) hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for a sweet excerpt! I DREAM A DREAM FOR YOU by Bob Hostetler GENRE: Picture/Board Book (Christian) ILLUSTRATOR: Benedetta Capriotti PUBLISHER: Kregel Children’s Books […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Not Finished Yet by Sharon Garlough Brown

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Not Finished Yet by Sharon Garlough Brown

Posted June 21, 2024 / 10 Comments

NOT FINISHED YET: Trusting God With All My Feelings AUTHOR: Sharon Garlough Brown ILLUSTRATOR: Jessica Linn Evans GENRE: Children’s Picture Book (Christian) PUBLISHER: IVP Kids RELEASE DATE: May 21, 2024 PAGES: 36 Sometimes, you see, Wren and Gran didn’t paint flowers or clouds or birds or trees. Sometimes they painted […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Ali Gilkeson & My Lighthouse

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Ali Gilkeson & My Lighthouse

Posted June 20, 2024 / 11 Comments

I am delighted today to introduce you to Ali Gilkeson and her new children’s picture book My Lighthouse: A Story of Finding Your Way Home. Rend Collective’s hit song “My Lighthouse” is one that’s ministered to me so often in the ten (10!!!) years since it released. Ali Gilkeson is […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Home in a Lunchbox by Cherry Mo

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Home in a Lunchbox by Cherry Mo

Posted June 13, 2024 / 17 Comments

HOME IN A LUNCHBOX by Cherry Mo GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Penguin Workshop RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2024 PAGES: 40 Cherry Mo’s stunning debut is about a young girl who immigrates to America and finds home in an unexpected place. When Jun moves from Hong Kong to America, the […]


June 2024 New Releases

June 2024 New Releases

Posted June 2, 2024 / 5 Comments

Here we are, already entering the halfway point of 2024 – isn’t that crazy?!? June’s beginning means it’s time to look at a new month of fantastic books! There are 100 titles on this list of June 2024 New Releases that are on my radar, and they comprise a range […]


May 2024 New Releases

May 2024 New Releases

Posted May 2, 2024 / 6 Comments

Well, we blinked and it’s May! And with its arrival, we are not only entering into a new month of fabulous new books but a new publishing season as well! My TBR galaxy has just officially given up and surrendered to the reality that I will never read all the […]


April 2024 In Review

April 2024 In Review

Posted May 1, 2024 / 2 Comments

Hello, dear readers! I hope that by now the beauty of spring has blossomed where you live – can you believe it is May already? Before we look at the start of a new month, the end of the current month means it’s time for my April 2024 in Review […]


Book Review: Jo’s Special Gifts by Mariam Shapera

Book Review: Jo’s Special Gifts by Mariam Shapera

Posted April 25, 2024 / 5 Comments

JO’S SPECIAL GIFTS by Miriam Shapera ILLUSTRATOR: Lorna Humphreys GENRE: Children’s Picture Book / Autism PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2024 PAGES: 39 A heartwarming story celebrating the unique gifts each person brings into the world. Join Jo, a remarkable autistic boy, on a colorful adventure celebrating his […]



March 2024 New Releases

March 2024 New Releases

Posted March 2, 2024 / 2 Comments

Did March come in like a lamb or a lion for you yesterday? I’m not sure which one applies to Georgia but whichever one it was, was soggy! Once again, we’re at the precipice of another month with so many marvelous books that I want to read! There are 104 […]


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 […]


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 […]