Tag: children’s book

Book Review: Little Troublemaker Makes a Mess by Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Book Review: Little Troublemaker Makes a Mess by Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Posted May 26, 2023 / 1 Comment

LITTLE TROUBLEMAKER MAKES A MESS by Luvvie Ajayi Jones Illustrator: Joey Spiotto GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Philomel Books RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2023 PAGES: 41 A story about a little troublemaker with a big heart from the New York Times bestselling author and noted speaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones Whoops! Little […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): I Know Who I Am by Dorena Williamson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): I Know Who I Am by Dorena Williamson

Posted May 21, 2023 / 12 Comments

I KNOW WHO I AM by Dorena Williamson ILLUSTRATOR: Dana SanMar GENRE: Inspirational Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2023 PAGES: 40 An uplifting picture book that reminds children all over the world of God’s love for them—affirming their standing in His kingdom and reinforcing their God-given […]




Book Review (and a Giveaway!): You are a Raccoon by Laurie Ann Thompson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): You are a Raccoon by Laurie Ann Thompson

Posted April 21, 2023 / 30 Comments

YOU ARE A RACCOON! by Laurie Ann Thompson ILLUSTRATOR: Jay Fleck SERIES: Meet Your World GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Dial Books RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2023 PAGES: 32 The second in an adorable, STEM nonfiction picture book series that encourages very young readers to learn—through gentle interactivity and play—about […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Book Bandit by Caron Pescatore

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Book Bandit by Caron Pescatore

Posted April 19, 2023 / 3 Comments

THE BOOK BANDIT by Caron Pescatore ILLUSTRATOR: Amanda Neves SERIES: A Phoebe Chen Mystery #1 GENRE: Children’s Chapter Book / Mystery PUBLISHER: Pesky Books 4Kidz RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2023 PAGES: 136 Eight-year-old Phoebe Chen has a new mystery to solve. Can you help? Phoebe loves anything that involves brainstorming, […]


Book Review : You are a Honey Bee! by Laurie Ann Thompson

Book Review : You are a Honey Bee! by Laurie Ann Thompson

Posted April 18, 2023 / 7 Comments

YOU ARE A HONEY BEE! by Laurie Ann Thompson ILLUSTRATOR: Jay Fleck SERIES: Meet Your World GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Dial Books RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2023 PAGES: 32 The first in an adorable, STEM nonfiction picture book series that encourages very young readers to learn—through gentle interactivity and […]


First Line Friday (week 336): Vinegar Boy

First Line Friday (week 336): Vinegar Boy

Posted April 6, 2023 / 22 Comments

Happy Good Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. In honor of Good Friday & Easter Sunday, today I’m featuring the first line of an Easter novel that I read and […]



Book Review: Justice Rising by Katheryn Russell-Brown

Book Review: Justice Rising by Katheryn Russell-Brown

Posted March 25, 2023 / 4 Comments

JUSTICE RISING: 12 Amazing Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement AUTHOR: Katheryn Russell-Brown ILLUSTRATOR: Kim Holt GENRE: Children’s Non-Fiction Picture Book PUBLISHER: Viking Books for Young Readers RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2023 PAGES: 40 A celebration of twelve Black women who were pivotal to the civil rights movement and […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Woodencloak by Dawn Ford

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Woodencloak by Dawn Ford

Posted March 14, 2023 / 2 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Woodencloak by Dawn Ford, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for an excerpt! WOODENCLOAK by Dawn Ford SERIES: Band of Unlikely Heroes #1 GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy PUBLISHER: Scrivenings Press RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2023 PAGES: 243 Thirteen-year-old troll princess Horra Fyd’s life […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): God’s Beloved Community by Michelle T. Sanchez

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): God’s Beloved Community by Michelle T. Sanchez

Posted March 4, 2023 / 10 Comments

GOD’S BELOVED COMMUNITY by Michelle T. Sanchez GENRE: Inspirational Children’s Picture Book (ages 3-7) PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2022 PAGES: 41 This children’s book from the author of Color-Courageous Discipleship makes the God-inspired dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., accessible to all, helping kids and parents answer […]


March 2023 New Releases

March 2023 New Releases

Posted March 2, 2023 / 8 Comments

Happy March! Whether this new month is coming in like a lamb or a lion for you, it’s certainly delivering a whole bunch of great-looking reads! There are nearly 100 titles on this list of March 2023 New Releases, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy […]


Book Review: Drive-Thru Miracle by Dana Edwards, Ph.D.

Book Review: Drive-Thru Miracle by Dana Edwards, Ph.D.

Posted February 9, 2023 / 0 Comments

DRIVE-THRU MIRACLE by Dana Edwards, Ph.D GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Middle Grade Fiction PUBLISHER: B&H Kids RELEASE DATE: April 12, 2022 PAGES: 224 Eleven-year-old Mae Moore is having a horrible birthday week. Her sister, Shelby, had another seizure on account of her cerebral palsy. The school bully won’t leave Mae alone. […]


February 2023 New Releases

February 2023 New Releases

Posted February 1, 2023 / 26 Comments

Happy February! The much awaited list of February 2023 New Releases on my radar is here! There are 100 titles on this list, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy mystery, suspense, Amish fiction, children’s books, YA, speculative, and even some nonfiction. And, of course, expect […]


Book Review: The Indestructible Tom Crean by Jennifer Thermes

Book Review: The Indestructible Tom Crean by Jennifer Thermes

Posted January 28, 2023 / 2 Comments

THE INDESTRUCTIBLE TOM CREAN by Jennifer Thermes GENRE: Nonfiction Picture Book (ages 4-8 years) PUBLISHER: Viking Books for Young Readers RELEASE DATE: January 24, 2023 PAGES: 56 Heroic Explorer of the Antarctic At the turn of the twentieth century, Antarctica is the last unexplored continent. The ice is unforgiving. It […]


Book Review: Lost and Found by Natalie Shampanier

Book Review: Lost and Found by Natalie Shampanier

Posted January 23, 2023 / 0 Comments

LOST AND FOUND by Natalie Shampanier ILLUSTRATOR: David Pavon GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Artichoke Heart Publishing RELEASE DATE: December 22, 2022 PAGES: 32 Forgotten toys at a summer camp ground Are tossed into the camp’s Lost and Found. But Dino Boy refuses to spend his days on a shelf […]


January 2023 New Releases

January 2023 New Releases

Posted January 1, 2023 / 4 Comments

Happy New Year, dear readers! I pray that 2023 is a year of joyful days and great reads for each of you. As promised yesterday, during our bird’s eye view look at Early 2023 New Releases, today I’m going to break down the January 2023 New Releases that are on […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Stories of God (and Kiki) by Dave Connis

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Stories of God (and Kiki) by Dave Connis

Posted August 21, 2022 / 5 Comments

THE STORIES OF GOD (AND KIKI) by Dave Connis ILLUSTRATOR: Amy Domingo SERIES: Made In His Image #2 GENRE: Inspirational Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2022 PAGES: 40 From the creators of The Inventions of God (and Eva) comes a delightfully illustrated picture book that tells the […]