Tag: children’s book

Book Review: Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free by Alice Faye Duncan

Book Review: Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free by Alice Faye Duncan

Posted June 20, 2022 / 3 Comments

As today marks the observance of Juneteenth (which was actually yesterday), I wanted to share my review of this wonderful children’s book about the “grandmother of Juneteenth”. OPAL LEE AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FREE AUTHOR: Alice Faye Duncan ILLUSTRATOR: Keturah A. Bobo GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Thomas […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Meow Is Not a Cat by Kelly Tills

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Meow Is Not a Cat by Kelly Tills

Posted April 28, 2022 / 7 Comments

MEOW IS NOT A CAT by Kelly Tills ILLUSTRATOR: Max Saladrigas GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: FDI Publishing RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2022 PAGES: 43 Meow is definitely not a cat. Cats lick their butts. Meow Is Not A Cat is a flight of folly starring a cynical cat, wild […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Creator in You by Jordan Raynor

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Creator in You by Jordan Raynor

Posted April 27, 2022 / 10 Comments

THE CREATOR IN YOU by Jordan Raynor ILLUSTRATOR: Jonathan David GENRE: Christian, Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: April 19, 2022 PAGES: 40 With engaging rhyme and stunning illustrations, this picture book sparks readers’ imaginations with the big idea that God created human beings to make, model, and work […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Umbrellas on the Cover

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Umbrellas on the Cover

Posted April 26, 2022 / 15 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is ‘books with ____ on the cover’. I picked my topic last night because of spring and ‘April showers’, and it turned out to be a rainy day here in the Atlanta metro area so my topic became serendipitous lol. So, without […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Nana the Great Comes to Visit by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Nana the Great Comes to Visit by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Posted April 13, 2022 / 10 Comments

NANA THE GREAT COMES TO VISIT SERIES: Nana the Great #1 AUTHOR: Lisa Tawn Bergren ILLUSTRATOR: David Hohn GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: March 22, 2022 PAGES: 39 This joyous, energetic picture book from the bestselling author of the God Gave Us series celebrates the unique ways grandparents help children gain […]


Book Spotlight: Hues of You by Lucretia Carter Berry, PhD

Book Spotlight: Hues of You by Lucretia Carter Berry, PhD

Posted April 4, 2022 / 0 Comments

HUES OF YOU: An Activity Book for Learning About the Skin You Are In AUTHOR: Lucretia Carter Berry, PhD ILLUSTRATOR: Adia Carter GENRE: Children’s Activity Book / Multicultural Issues PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2022 PAGES: 64 Help children celebrate the incredible range of hues all around them with […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Really Woolly My First Easter by Dayspring

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Really Woolly My First Easter by Dayspring

Posted April 2, 2022 / 1 Comment

REALLY WOOLLY MY FIRST EASTER by Dayspring AUTHOR: Bonnie Rickner Jensen ILLUSTRATOR: Julie Sawyer Phillips GENRE: Christian Children’s Board Book PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2022 PAGES: 14 Celebrate the hope of Jesus and the true meaning of Easter with this basket-shaped board book of poems and prayers […]


Guest Post: Valerie Fentress & An Easter Bunny’s Tale

Guest Post: Valerie Fentress & An Easter Bunny’s Tale

Posted March 7, 2022 / 0 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Valerie Fentress back to the blog today to chat about her new children’s book, An Easter Bunny’s Tale! AN EASTER BUNNY’S  TALE by Valerie Fentress GENRE: Inspirational Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Bee Magnified Press RELEASE DATE: February 28, 2022 PAGES: 40 Who is the Easter […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): You Can Count on God by Max Lucado

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): You Can Count on God by Max Lucado

Posted February 26, 2022 / 2 Comments

YOU CAN COUNT ON GOD: 100 Devotions for Kids AUTHOR: Max Lucado GENRE: Children’s Devotional (ages 6-10) PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2022 PAGES: 208 From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado, these 100 devotions will help kids worry less, bravely try new things, and draw closer to God […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Amy Kavelaris & Good Morning, Little One

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Amy Kavelaris & Good Morning, Little One

Posted February 25, 2022 / 4 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Good Morning, Little One by Amy Kavelaris, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Amy on the blog today to chat about her new book! GOOD MORNING, LITTLE ONE by Amy Kavelaris GENRE: Children’s Devotionals/Prayers, Christian PUBLISHER: Tommy Nelson RELEASE DATE: February […]



Book Spotlight: A Snowflake’s Adventure by eMarie

Book Spotlight: A Snowflake’s Adventure by eMarie

Posted January 28, 2022 / 4 Comments

I’m pleased today to tell you about a sweet children’s book where, for every book sold, one is donated to Operation Christmas Child! Learn more about A Snowflake’s Adventure! A SNOWFLAKE’S ADVENTURE by eMarie GENRE: Inspirational Children’s Book PUBLISHER: Merry Heart Ink RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2021 PAGES: 26 What? […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Read for the First Time in 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Read for the First Time in 2021

Posted January 25, 2022 / 47 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is authors I read for the first time in 2021 and I’m actually following it this week! Wonders never cease, right? 😉  Some of these were debut authors but others were authors whose books I sadly hadn’t had time to read yet. […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2022 Speculative & Youth Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2022 Speculative & Youth Fiction

Posted January 7, 2022 / 3 Comments

Happy Friday! 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 Early 2022 Speculative & Youth Fiction New Releases (January – April). I usually group these together because they are […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Mark Batterson & The Blessing of You

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Mark Batterson & The Blessing of You

Posted November 7, 2021 / 9 Comments

I am very honored today to have the opportunity to chat with pastor & best-selling author Mark Batterson about his new children’s book, The Blessing of You, co-authored with his daughter Summer Batterson Dailey! Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church in seven […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Roar Like a Lion by Levi Lusko

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Roar Like a Lion by Levi Lusko

Posted September 21, 2021 / 9 Comments

ROAR LIKE A LION: 90 Devotions to a Courageous Faith AUTHOR: Levi Lusko, with Tama Fortner GENRE: Children’s Devotional PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: September 14, 2021 PAGES: 193 Kids are wrestling with tough issues these days—peer pressure, purpose, unexpected change or loss, and wondering where their faith fits in […]



Author Interview: Valerie Fentress & Beneath the Hood

Author Interview: Valerie Fentress & Beneath the Hood

Posted September 13, 2021 / 18 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 […]