Did you know clouds can taste like ice cream? Did you know that clouds march along, following each other in a line, just like elephants do? Did you know lizards and elephants can be besties? Me either. 🙂 BUT, imagine my delight when I saw Patricia Furstenberg’s new book How Pete Met Lizard! My eyes may… Read More Critters and Cloud Watching | How Pete Met Lizard #bookreview
Author Stacy McAnulty came across my radar a few years ago when she became a Sponsor of the non-profit I project manage, Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Stacy is a VERY busy author and across-the-board her books are high-quality, vibrant and FUN. I also think it’s cool that she is a mechanical engineer turned children’s… Read More Beautiful and Brave by Stacy McAnulty | Two Picture Books that every Kid Needs
Picture books about princesses, dinosaurs, kids with dogs and cats, kids being brave or being great adventurers are pretty common. Middle grade books for tweens who want to want to solve a mystery, catch the eye of the popular boy or wake up it free are also common. Books for kids or tweens that… Read More 12 books about BIG Feelings for kids and tweens
It’s time! The celebration month for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) has begun. In its fourth year, MCBD was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Their continuing mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves… Read More Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 Book Review-The Little Girl Who Lost her Smile
Children’s books are such a big part of my day-to-day. Partly because of my role as Project Manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, partly because I am the mom of two reluctant readers. My daughter is probably the most frustrating, but she has found new interest in graphic novels. Then I discovered Epic! after seeing… Read More An Epic Way to Keep Kids Reading this Summer!
Candlewick Press is one of the fastest-growing children’s book publishers in the United States. Established in 1991, they are a progressive and creative company, with a steadfast commitment to the best, which is due in part to their rare independence–being 100 percent employee-owned gives them the freedom to publish only the books they believe in.… Read More A Beautiful Multicultural Booklist from Candlewick Press
You may best know Tiffney Cambridge best from her hit VH1 series “Marrying The Game,” most people may not be aware that this wildly talented mother of two is not only a teacher, but an author! She has been an educator teaching inner city youth in the Inglewood Unified School District for over 17 years.… Read More A Multicultural Book Helping Kids Deal with Divorce