Chomp Goes the Alligator

Are you looking for an interactive and fun children’s book for your young child? Check out Chomp Goes the Alligator by Matthew Van Fleet. Matthew Van Fleet writes and illustrates interactive picture books that can keep a young child learning and busy with so many different components to his books. Chomp Goes the Alligator is […]

I Am a Traveler Tour: A Review of I am Jane Goodall

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall As my readers know, I am very big fan of Brad Meltzer’s wonderful series, Ordinary People Change The […]

Chocolate Milk, Review and Author Interview

As a children’s book author that has published three children’s books, I love supporting other authors that also have the same dream to publish their own children’s books. Chocolate Milk written by Alexandria Rizik and illustrated by Joey A Dimaguila is a sweet children’s book with a valuable lesson. The story begins with the scene […]

Eat Pete!

Eat Pete! by Michael Rex is a funny and engaging picture book to read with your young child. The story begins with a friendly monster who visited a boy named Pete. When the monster arrives, Pete wants to play with him but the monster doesn’t because he wants to eat him! However, playing cars looks like […]

Benefits of Audio Books for Children with Special Needs

Do you have any road trips planned for the rest of the summer? Have you fallen behind in reading aloud to your child? Try audio books! Audio books won’t replace reading aloud to your child but it can be wonderful way to experience literacy in a different way and together. I have been a member […]

Walrus In The Bathtub

Are you looking for a fun and playful way to reading aloud and working on language and learning? Check out this witty and engaging book, Walrus In The Bathtub written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Matt Hunt. What would happen if you moved into a new house and had to live with a walrus […]

Curiosity The Story of a Mars Rover

Do you have a child that loves space? How about the planet Mars? One of my favorite books that I have purchased recently is the picture book Curiosity The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum. This book contains facts that both children and adults can learn from and be inspired by. The beautiful […]

Teaching a Growth Mindset through Children’s Literature

As a member of the International Literacy Association, I receive the magazine Literacy Today. In this last issue of Literacy Today, I read a wonderful article about the Growth Mindset and Children’s Literature. What is the growth mindset? According to the authors in the article, this is the “belief that one’s intelligence and skills can […]

Don’t Eat That!

I love children’s books that are illustrated and written by cartoonists. When Don’t Eat That! arrived in my mailbox I knew immediately that I would love the book! This book releases today so get your copy now. Don’t Eat That! written and illustrated by Drew Sheneman starts with a scene of a large brown bear in […]

Just Under the Clouds

Are you looking for a book to help teach empathy?  When I received the novel, Just Under the Clouds in the mail for review from Penguin, I was immediately drawn to the story. As a passionate reader of all children’s literature both young and old, I was looking forward to reading the book. On a rainy […]