Good News! It’s Easter! by Glenys Nellist, PLUS a Giveaway!

Good News! It’s Easter! by Glenys Nellist, PLUS a Giveaway!

If you were following me in December, you may have noticed that I absolutely love ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas by Glenys Nellist. She reached out to me around the same time and asked if I’d be interested in participating in a “blog hop” to help promote her newest book, Good News! It’s Easter!, and given how wonderful ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas is, I knew this would be a gem too. I eagerly said yes, and I’m here to tell you that this book doesn’t disappoint! Continue reading “Good News! It’s Easter! by Glenys Nellist, PLUS a Giveaway!”

The “Monster” series by Amanda Noll

The  “Monster” series by Amanda Noll

More than two years ago, a beloved babysitter gave our girls I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll, illustrated by Howard McWilliam, for Christmas. And oh my goodness, this book became a fast favorite! Fast forward two years, when my grandmother wanted to know what to get our 3-year-old for Christmas and I had just realized there’s a sequel… Now Hey, That’s My Monster! is also on repeat in our house! Yes, these books are older (published in 2009 and 2016), but they were completely new books to me, so hopefully you’ll discover a new favorite here, too. If you don’t know this series, read on to discover the delightful humor and terrifically fun characters, as these books make wonderful read-alouds! Continue reading “The “Monster” series by Amanda Noll”

Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller

Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller

Pat Zietlow Miller, you have done it again. You’ve written another book that I fell in love with immediately, from the very first page. You may know Miller from her stellar book Be Kind (you can read my Instagram review here)— and if you don’t know that book, then run and get your hands on it quickly. Be Kind is one every home and classroom library should have! We also love The Quickest Kid in Clarksville (featured in my Black History Month post here), Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story (featured in my Instagram Thanksgiving post here), Wherever You Go (we received this one in a Bookroo box a few years ago and still love it), and the Sophie’s Squash series. You can bet I’m super excited about When You Are Brave, releasing next week! But, back to today’s featured book, Remarkably You. Continue reading “Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller”

This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe

This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe

While I love funny, silly children’s books that are purely enjoyable, I am a sucker for books that help my children to become better people. Books that help them better understand themselves; books that equip them to deal with life in a more productive, positive, kind way. And books that help them better understand others; books that help bridge gaps and build relationships; books that help people understand and respect those who look or act differently. Books that make our large world a little smaller, a little more familiar, a little less scary. This is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids From Around the World by Matt Lamothe is one of those books. Continue reading “This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe”

My Papa is a Princess by Doug Cenko

My Papa is a Princess by Doug Cenko

I received My Papa is a Princess, by Doug Cenko, from Blue Manatee Press in exchange for an open and honest review before the holidays, and I knew immediately I’d share it soon into the new year… a picture book about a dad who is everything to his daughter? This book hits close to home in our 2-daughter house. Continue reading “My Papa is a Princess by Doug Cenko”

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Stead

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Stead

Oh, Philip and Erin Stead… A duo that can do no wrong, in my opinion. Now, I love anything Philip C. Stead writes; they tend to be very sweet friendship stories that you want to turn to again and again. And Erin Stead’s illustrations? They are pleasant and easy on the eyes, yet full of so much detail that you can find something new and delightful with each reading! Put the two together and magic happens, such as with their Caldecott Medal winner A Sick Day for Amos McGee (see my Instagram recommendation here), and today’s book, Bear Has a Story to Tell. Continue reading “Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Stead”

Florette by Anna Walker

Florette by Anna Walker

Okay, so Florette by Anna Walker was listed on so many “Best of 2018” lists that I decided I needed to check it out myself… We’re now on our 3rd and final renewal of Florette from our local library, and this book will definitely go on our wish list for books we’d love to own. (I try to put books to buy into an Amazon wish list instead of directly into my Amazon cart… I like to think this helps me purchase fewer books and better utilize our public library, but the jury is still out!). But I digress… Continue reading “Florette by Anna Walker”