Tag: children’s book

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 / 9 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]