Children’s Book Reviews

Be Kind

September 2, 2021|

Author: Pat Zietlow Miller Illustrator: Jen Hill Have you ever wondered how you could help children better understand the concept of what it means to be kind? Pat Zietlow Miller, the author, and Jen Hill, [...]

Charlotte and the Quiet Place

August 19, 2021|

Author: Deborah Sosin Illustrator: Sara Woolley Everywhere Charlotte goes, the kitchen, her living room, school, the neighborhood, and even places that are supposed to be quiet like the library, there are noises. In the illustrations, [...]

Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away

June 24, 2021|

Author: Meg Medina Illustrator: Sonia Sanchez This poignant children’s story features two young girls, Evelyn and Daniela, who are neighbors and the very best of friends. The story takes place on the day Evelyn and [...]

It’s OK to be Different

May 18, 2021|

Author: Sharon Purtill Illustrator: Sujata Saha This is a beautiful book that comes to us from Canada. It has lovely, inclusive illustrations that reflect a variety of children and their cultures. This book reminds us [...]

Jacob’s New Dress

May 10, 2021|

Author: Sarah and Ian Hoffman Illustrator: Chris Case The housekeeping or drama area in a class is usually full of dress up clothes spanning from firefighters to princesses. In this book, Jacob gravitates towards the [...]

All Because You Matter

May 6, 2021|

Author: Tami Charles Illustrator: Bryan Collier What an amazing book to discuss the racial injustices occurring around the United States and the social justice movement through a developmentally appropriate way. It is described by other [...]

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

May 6, 2021|

Author: Kat Zhang Illustrator: Charlene Chua Amy is a confident little girl that can do many things, except one thing she truly wants to do as part of her cultural connection -- make a perfect [...]

My Rainbow

May 6, 2021|

Authors: DeShanna Neal and Trinity Neal Illustrator: Art Twink This is a story of love, acceptance, and advocacy in written form for children to understand and engage in conversations. Specifically, this is the story of [...]

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners

April 12, 2021|

Author: Joanna Ho Illustrator: Dung Ho The little girl in, Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, is discovering herself, her identity, and her family. Her eyes are like her mother, her sister, and her grandmother, [...]

Don’t Touch My Hair!

April 12, 2021|

Author: Sharee Miller Aria loves her soft and bouncy hair but so does everybody else!  In fact, she finds that people are so curious about her hair that they can’t stop commenting on it and [...]

Too Much Glue

February 24, 2021|

Author: Jason Lefebvre This is a fun children’s book that focuses on Matty’s love of glue.  He makes many artistic creations at home with his dad.  One day, he gets the fullest glue bottle from [...]

Bob is a Unicorn

January 5, 2021|

Author: Michelle Nelson-Schmidt Bob is a unicorn, but when he comes across various other animals they do not see him as a unicorn. Bob is disappointed and about to give up his unicorn dream until he [...]

Ada Twist Scientist

November 30, 2020|

Author: Andrea Beaty Illustrator: David Roberts Inquisitive. Curious. Explorer. All of these words, plus more, describe Ada Marie, the main character in Ada Twist Scientist. Although Ada did not talk until she was three, her [...]

The All-Together Quilt

November 24, 2020|

Author and Illustrator: Lizzy Rockwell  The All-Together Quilt by Lizzy Rockwell is based on the true story of The Norwalk Community Quilt Project called Peace by Piece. In this multigenerational and racially diverse book, the [...]

Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones

November 24, 2020|

Author: Susan Lendroth Illustrator: Bob Kolar Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones by Susan Lendroth and illustrated by Bob Kolar is a book that can be sung or read with interactive motions. The pattern [...]

Redwoods

November 24, 2020|

Author and Illustrator: Jason Chin Redwoods by Jason Chin takes you on an adventure through the history of the coastal redwoods trees. The redwoods majesticness, their history, and how they continue to impact nature. In [...]

Black is a Rainbow Color

October 29, 2020|

Author: Angela Joy Illustrator: Ekua Homes What an outstanding, beautiful book with a message of acceptance and lessons that could go on for weeks. In the book, Black is a Rainbow Color, the author takes [...]

Juneteenth for Mazie

October 29, 2020|

Author: Floyd Cooper Through the eyes of Mazie, the reader celebrates Juneteenth, the Emancipation Proclamation, and African-American history. As the story begins, Mazie is complaining that she is always being told, “no”, by her parents. [...]

Mixed Me!

October 29, 2020|

Author: Taye Diggs Illustrator: Shane W. Evans This is an excellent book that celebrates the experiences of a child of mixed racial ancestry. The main character Mike has a strong, supportive family and a strong [...]

Happy Hair

October 29, 2020|

Author and Illustrator: Mechal Renee Roe Strong, happy, and confident reflections of Black girls in Happy Hair by Mechal Renee Roe is an excellent way to promote healthy positive love, self-worth, and hair positivity. Through [...]

Chocolate Me!

October 29, 2020|

Author: Taye Diggs Illustrator: Shane W. Evans This book has mixed reviews if you look at Amazon, GoodReads or any other website that has book reviews. While I acknowledge the pros and cons of this [...]

The Water Princess

October 29, 2020|

Author: Susan Verde Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds The first thing you will notice about this book are the beautiful illustrations, which include pictures of an African child living in the French speaking West African country [...]