Tag: picture 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 […]


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

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

Posted May 10, 2022 / 2 Comments

Happy Tuesday! 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 Mid 2022 Speculative & Youth Fiction New Releases (May-August). I usually group these together because they are smaller categories […]


Top Ten Tuesday: One Word Book Reviews

Top Ten Tuesday: One Word Book Reviews

Posted May 3, 2022 / 10 Comments

Happy Tuesday, dear reading friends! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is ‘one word book reviews for my last ten reads’, submitted by Susan from Bloggin’ ’bout Books. I initially thought this would be a super easy post but once I got into it I found it was more challenging […]


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 […]



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 (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 […]


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 […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Black History Books for You & Your Child to Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Black History Books for You & Your Child to Read

Posted February 15, 2022 / 8 Comments

Happy Tuesday! I’m doing my own thing today for Top Ten Tuesday because I wanted to make sure I highlighted Black History month. I’ve got 10 Black history books for you to read and 10 Black history books for you to read with your child. Some I’ve read already and […]


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 […]



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 […]


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

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

Posted August 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Hi again! We’re continuing our week-long preview of the fabulous books releasing from September-December 2020. Today we’re also looking at Late 2020 Youth & Speculative New Releases. I group these two categories together because so many young adult novels are speculative that when I first started doing this I couldn’t […]