Tag: picture 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 / 0 Comments

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 / 29 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 : 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 […]



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 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 […]


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 […]




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 […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis

Posted August 11, 2022 / 10 Comments

EVERYONE BELONGS by Heather Avis ILLUSTRATOR: Sarah Mensinga GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: August 9, 2022 PAGES: 41 A joyful rhyming book that encourages children to not only value all people but to also make room for their differences in order to make a better, brighter, and […]



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 […]