Tag: children’s book


Author Interview: Valerie Fentress & Beneath the Hood

Author Interview: Valerie Fentress & Beneath the Hood

Posted September 13, 2021 / 14 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Valerie Fentress to the blog today to chat about her new Little Red Riding Hood retelling with Biblical truth, Beneath the Hood! Valerie Fentress writes children’s books hoping to communicate Biblical truths through simple stories. Beneath the Hood is Valerie’s debut children’s book. She lives […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

Posted August 21, 2021 / 16 Comments

Hello again! We’re down to the last two posts in our look at this new season of upcoming releases! Tomorrow we’ll finish the week with nonfiction but today I’m diving into Late 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction New Releases (September-December). I usually group these together because they are smaller categories […]



New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction

Posted April 30, 2021 / 6 Comments

Happy Friday, dear readers! We’ve made it to the last two days of our look at Mid 2021 New Releases – how’s your TBR pile looking? 😉  Today we’re looking at Mid 2021 Speculative & Youth Fiction New Releases (May-August). I usually group these together because they are smaller categories […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Most Clever Girl by Jasmine Stirling

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Most Clever Girl by Jasmine Stirling

Posted April 6, 2021 / 15 Comments

A MOST CLEVER GIRL: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice GENRE: Picture Book / Biography / Children AGES: 4-12 PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Children’s Books RELEASE DATE: March 30. 2021 PAGES: 48 Witty and mischievous Jane Austen grew up in a house overflowing with words. As a young girl, she delighted in […]


My Fave Reads of 2020

My Fave Reads of 2020

Posted January 3, 2021 / 18 Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! And welcome to my (narrowed down, I swear) list of my fave reads of 2020! There have been so many great books out this year (again!) but life prevented me from reading as much as I wanted to (again!). I initially thought (without checking) that I’d read […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Douglas Cornelius & Freedom’s Call

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Douglas Cornelius & Freedom’s Call

Posted October 1, 2020 / 8 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Freedom’s Call by Douglas Cornelius, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Please join me in welcoming Douglas to the blog today to share some behind-the-scenes info about himself & his new book! Title: Freedom’s Call Author: Douglas Cornelius Publisher: Crosslink Publishing Release Date: […]




First Line Friday (week 196): Sulwe

First Line Friday (week 196): Sulwe

Posted June 5, 2020 / 12 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of Sulwe written by Lupita Nyong’o & illustrated by Vashti Harrison! Y’all […]




Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Selah’s Stolen Dream by Susan Count

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Selah’s Stolen Dream by Susan Count

Posted March 9, 2020 / 16 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for the Dream Horse Adventures series by Susan Count, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Last week, I spotlighted the first three books in the series – Today I’m looking at the newest book Selah’s Stolen Dream! Title: Selah’s Stolen Dream Series: Dream Horse […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2020 Speculative & Youth

New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2020 Speculative & Youth

Posted January 9, 2020 / 9 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! At the start of each new publishing season, I find myself buried a little deeper beneath my TBR pile (the term ‘pile’ is misleadingly small), and the early 2020 crop of new releases is positively magnificent. So long, all […]


First Line Friday (week 175): The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

First Line Friday (week 175): The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Posted December 27, 2019 / 11 Comments

Happy Friday after Christmas! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of one of my fave books, no matter the season […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Barn Quilt by Patti Michels

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Barn Quilt by Patti Michels

Posted November 27, 2019 / 17 Comments

The Barn Quilt on tour with Celebrate Lit THE BARN QUILT GENRE: Children’s Book / Christmas PUBLISHER: Redemption Press RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2019 PAGES: 26 Farmer Max and Miz Patti have a big red barn on their Maple Shade Farm, but one thing is missing—they need a barn quilt. But what pattern should they hang on the side of their barn? The pineapple […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Perfect Seat by Minh Lê & Gus Gordon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Perfect Seat by Minh Lê & Gus Gordon

Posted November 22, 2019 / 6 Comments

THE PERFECT SEAT GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2019 PAGES: 32 This child and their parent are almost ready for story time–but first, they must find the perfect seat! This cozy picture book by Drawn Together author Minh Lê takes readers through various opposites […]