You may have noticed that, on Franticmommy, I focus on kids’ books A LOT. But I can assure you that is not all that I read. This summer, thanks to my new Pretty Little Garden, I’m committing to reading a book a week and it needs to be something that feeds MY brain. Basically, I’m Reading… Read More Reading While Adulting | Book Recommends that Encourage #MeTime
“Meet Taj Carter, the kind of kid who can have the time of his life just about anywhere. That is until his entire summer vacation disappears in the blink of an eye. Imagine going to bed on the first night of summer only to wake up the next morning and find out it’s the first day… Read More Time Tracers-The Stolen Summers #MKBSummerReading
Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. With school ending soon, we are committed to squashing summer slide by offering parents #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to… Read More Squash Summer Slide | A #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading
This has been such a fun and amazing week for me with fun interviews and beautiful books crossing my desk. If I were a dog, I would certainly wag my tail! It got even better when my buddy and fellow kidlit author, Patricia Furstenburg reached out to me and asked if I’d be part of her blog… Read More As Good As Gold : As engaging as a tail wag #KidLit
A few years ago, the book, The Wander Society, really caught my attention. I think it spoke to my inner need to be free to roam. But even though this book really spoke to me, my inner Rational Mom kicked in and berated me for being silly enough to think I could randomly, pack up, leave… Read More A #SacredTravel book that captured my heart | Pilgrimage: A Modern Day Seeker’s Guide
Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of… Read More Multicultural Book Recommends! #DiverseKidLit Link-up for May
Even though Autism Awareness Month is drawing to a close, I am always on the lookout for quality children’s books about kids on the autism spectrum disorder and ones that encourage inclusively and empathy. Then I stumbled upon the Stewie BOOM! series from Christine Bronstein is geared towards both families and parents with special needs… Read More Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Playdates #ReadYourWorld
I love books. Anyone that has been following this site for more than a day can tell that too. But things get really exciting and rewarding for me when I am able to interview thought leaders and innovators in the world of multicultural children’s books. Publisher, Philip Lee, is one of those thought leaders. Philip… Read More #FoodJustice | How Readers to Eaters is changing how kids eat (and read!)
Author Yvette Pais came across my radar during Multicultural Children’s Bool Day 2017. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch and I consider her one of my many “online buddies.” She is kind, gracious and crazy-talented. Created by Yvette and illustrator Ines Hüni, the purpose of this new book, titled ¿Qué pasa? Los an Animales de la… Read More ¿Qué Pasa? | Alphabetization in the Spanish Speaking World
After I finished reading The Ostrich and Other Lost Things by Beth Hautala, I felt like I had struck gold. This middle reader/YA book is truly one of the best books I’ve read in at least 2 years. I am blown away by the storytelling and the lesson of unconditional love. The Ostrich is a… Read More A very special book for Autism Awareness Month | The Ostrich and Other Lost Things
Guest post from author, Carissa Andrews It’s not uncommon for writers to feel like they aren’t truly authors unless they’ve been published and represented by the big names. This mentality will not yield the publishing results you’re looking for and could be costing you time and earnings. A lot has changed in the publishing world in… Read More Can You Really Call Yourself an Author—or are You an Author Impostor?
In Minnesota, we are believers that Big Hairy Bypedials are possibly rooming the thousands of acres of untouched wildness in this state. Do I believe? Maybe yes. Maybe no? Let me just say I got crazy-squealy-fan-girl a few years ago when the Hunting Bigfoot TV show came to a northern town about 2 hours from… Read More Did you know Bigfoot goes on Vacation? Check out the new Bigfoot seek-and-find series!