Eraser – a Tale for the Unsung Heroes #giveaway

We all know someone who makes things possible but rarely gets any credit. They aren't the star of the show, but maybe are in the chorus or even stage manager. They don't write the magazine articles, but without them, the articles and pictures would not get published. They run the world, but are behind the … Continue reading Eraser – a Tale for the Unsung Heroes #giveaway

It’s Show and Tell, Dexter! Review and Giveaway

Back to school time is right around the corner for many families. My girls have actually already started. There are tons of great books about starting school and about kindergarten in general, so I'm not going to tackle that topic. But there is a part about preschool and kindergarten that kids really love - show … Continue reading It’s Show and Tell, Dexter! Review and Giveaway

Free to be Yourself

I love the idea of books that show kids that they can be whoever and whatever they like. One kid might love playing sports. Another might be a theater lover. One might want to play with trucks and another wants everything to be glittery and stylish. Friends don't have to agree on everything, as long … Continue reading Free to be Yourself

Believing in Yourself – This is It

Thank you to @KidLitExchange for sharing a review copy of this book with me. All opinions are my own. Sometimes you have to read books twice to really get them. That was the case for me with Daria Peoples-Riley's new book, This is It. The story seems simple enough, a young girl has a dance … Continue reading Believing in Yourself – This is It

Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper

There are times when we read a book and decide that it is one of those books that everyone should read. Granted, as a book blogger I tend to encourage people to read a lot of the books that I read, but Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper is one of those gems that have … Continue reading Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper

Malala – Free As a Bird

There are many picture books available about Malala Yousfzai. I have reviewed a few of them on this site. When looking at a new book about her life, rather than considering it another explanation of her life, you start to look at what make it different, what part of her life they are really looking … Continue reading Malala – Free As a Bird

The Branch – Sharing an Experience

I often pick up books at the library simply because they have that enticing yellow "new" sticker on them. I'm not sure exactly what drew me to "The Branch" by Mireille Messier and Pierre Pratt, but this is a wonderful book to share. What is extraordinary about this book is that it shows a special … Continue reading The Branch – Sharing an Experience

A Little Dash of Confidence

Being a kid is hard. Every day a new challenge comes around that might stop you in your tracks. How you deal with it is key. There are a lot of books out these days about believing in yourself. I've written a bunch about the idea of believing in yourself in the past, but it … Continue reading A Little Dash of Confidence

Books that take on Bullies

Bullying has always been an issue that kids are confronted with. No matter how much we try to protect them, there are always going to be kids who feel the need to pick on other kids. There are many reasons that kids bully others, but the thing that parents try to do is to help … Continue reading Books that take on Bullies

#pb10for10 – books about believing in yourself

I read way too many picture books, though I know that there are always tons of others that I have yet to hear about. That's one of the reasons that I look forward to the annual #pb10for10 blogging event organized by Cathy Mere. Each year, on August 10th, picture book lovers from near and far … Continue reading #pb10for10 – books about believing in yourself