Board Book, 22 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Abrams Appleseed
These are books I received unsolicited and decided to highlight them because they are awesome. I don’t have enough time to give them individual reviews so here are two flyaway reviews:
Tinyville Town: I’m a Librarian by Brian Briggs
- Super cute.
- Super informative.
- Features a same-sex couple without extra attention to the fact. I like that.
- Get it for your toddler.
Paperback, 96 pages
Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Abrams Books
Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers by Andrea Beaty with illustrations by David Roberts
- This book is amazing.
- It has so many projects to do with simple and easy to follow instructions.
- The art is fun and inclusive.
- The little stories included within the workbook is fun.
- This book challenges little readers and will engage them fully.
- GET IT.
Women’s History Month might be over, but I’m a firm believer in including stories with strong female characters in your regular reading rotation throughout the year, whether you’re reading with young girls or boys. Whenever I highlight picture books with female protagonists, people inevitably respond by telling me that they can’t wait to share them […]
240 pages Published January 24th 2017 by Algonquin BFYR Source: Publisher Once in a while, some books come along that give you pause and make you think about the world and your place in it. Here We Are offers a variety of perspectives on feminism; what it is, what it means to different people, and […]
My name is Olemaun Pokiak — that’s OO-lee-mawn — but some of my classmates used to call me “Fatty Legs.” They called me that because a wicked nun forced me to wear a pair of red stockings that made my legs look enormous. But I put an end to it. How? Well, I am going […]
Hardcover, 176 pages Expected publication: February 14th 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers Source: ARC from Raincoast Books Rule #9 Don’t let others run over you. Always stand your ground. Defend your position. Kwame Alexander is one of my favourite poets/writers because his words are always so dynamic, so filled with movement and passion. […]
Hardcover, 48 pages Expected publication: January 31st 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher Lost and Found Cat can be categorized as a memoir of sorts about the journey a lost cat takes to return to its owners. Now there are many stories of lost animals finding their way back to their families; […]
Hardcover, 48 pages Published September 20th 2016 by National Geographic Kids Books Source: Publisher I have a cousin who loves dinosaurs with the passion of a hundred phoenixes and when I gave this book to her, she looked like I had handed her the world. Which, I mean, okay. Reading this book didn’t make me […]
Hardcover, 128 pages Published July 26th 2016 by Ten Speed Press Source: Publisher With the holiday season coming up, chances are a lot of you will be scrambling to get gifts for the girls in your lives. I have talked about some other titles that collect inspiring women in one volume but Rachel Ignotofsky’s Women […]
Paperback, 336 pages Published August 13th 2013 by Anchor Canada Source: Library “You know what they say. If at first you don’t succeed, try the same thing again. Sometimes the effort is called persistence and is the mark of a strong will. Sometimes it’s called perseveration and is a sign of immaturity. For an individual, […]
Hardcover, 112 pages Published September 27th 2016 by Ten Speed Press Source: Publisher A few weeks ago, I reviewed Wonder Women by Sam Maggs and it got me wondering about other similar titles. Some research later, I discovered Rad Women Worldwide. Considering the distasteful rhetoric currently spouted by some very influential people, it is more important than ever that […]