Tag: children’s book


Book Review: Phooey Kerflooey by Kristen Joy Wilks

Book Review: Phooey Kerflooey by Kristen Joy Wilks

Posted March 10, 2024 / 4 Comments

PHOOEY KERFLOOEY by Kristen Joy Wilks GENRE: Middle Grade Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2024 PAGES: 242 A puppy will fix everything. A boring new house? Boring house + puppy = adventure! An attacking squirrel? Evil squirrel + puppy = a squirrel-battle extraordinaire! A daredevil brother […]


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 […]


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. […]



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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


July 2023 New Releases

July 2023 New Releases

Posted July 1, 2023 / 10 Comments

Happy July! This year is just flying by, isn’t it? But we know that a new month brings new books, and there are tons of great books on my radar in July! There are 85 titles on this list of July 2023 New Releases, and they comprise a range of […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Where Wildflowers Grow by Hà Dinh

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Where Wildflowers Grow by Hà Dinh

Posted June 26, 2023 / 19 Comments

WHERE WILDFLOWERS GROW by Hà Dinh ILLUSTRATOR: Bao Luu GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2023 PAGES: 40 A beautifully moving picture book that reminds us that wherever we move—across the sea or across the neighborhood—we can always keep growing . . . just like wildflowers. After […]




Book Spotlight (and an Excerpt!): A First Guide to Dogs by Dr. John Bradshaw

Book Spotlight (and an Excerpt!): A First Guide to Dogs by Dr. John Bradshaw

Posted June 23, 2023 / 3 Comments

A FIRST GUIDE TO DOGS: Understanding Your Very Best Friend AUTHOR: Dr. John Bradshaw ILLUSTRATOR: Claire Elsom GENRE: Children’s Non-Fiction / Pets PUBLISHER: Penguin Workshop RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2023 PAGES: 128 “Perceptive and engaging—essential reading for anyone seeking greater understanding of their four-legged best friends.”—Kirkus, starred review. Featuring fun […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Miracle of You by Cleere Cherry Reaves

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Miracle of You by Cleere Cherry Reaves

Posted June 19, 2023 / 26 Comments

THE MIRACLE OF YOU by Cleere Cherry Reaves ILLUSTRATOR: Alejandra Barajas GENRE: Inspirational Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: March 14, 2023 PAGES: 32 A lyrical picture book from Cleere Cherry Reaves of the popular brand Cleerely Stated, The Miracle of You celebrates the unconditional love of a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Best Flower Ever by Neesha Hudson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Best Flower Ever by Neesha Hudson

Posted June 15, 2023 / 21 Comments

THE BEST FLOWER EVER by Neesha Hudson GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Dial Books RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2023 PAGES: 32 A spare and laugh-out-loud funny picture book about appreciating what you have and learning to grow with the help of friends An Australian shepherd thinks he has the most […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hiding by Kate Pugsley

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hiding by Kate Pugsley

Posted June 12, 2023 / 22 Comments

HIDING by Kate Pugsley A Story About Finding Quiet in a Busy World GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Viking Books for Young Readers RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2023 PAGES: 41 A little girl explores the many ways and occasions of hiding—inside and outside, with friends and with pets and toys, […]