Parents everywhere are discovering the joys of A Year in the Secret Garden

As many of you already know, I truly believe books make the best gifts for kids. I think I may have mentioned it a time or two 🙂 So imagine my delight and surprise when I awoke Tuesday morning to a landslide of book orders for my children’s book A Year in the Secret Garden! […]

#ReadYourWorld Book Jam 2017: Authors Share their Fav Booklists

Things are just humming along in a crazy-busy when it comes to prep for yet another Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday! There is SO MUCH exciting things going on. We already have over 250 children’s book reviewers signed up and some truly impressive 2017 Medallion Level Sponsors and Authors Sponsors already on board. It’s shaping […]

Last day to score some kidlit book deals!

LAST DAY! Today (12/5/16) is the last Day of the very special Audrey Press Holiday Book Love Sale! All Audrey Press/Aletha Press children’s and YA books are on sale just in time for Christmas. Remember, giving a young reader a book for Christmas is a gift that they can open again and again.   As […]

The Audrey Press Holiday Kidlit Book Love Sale has Begun!

  As the holiday season approaches, consider adding the gift of books to your shopping list. There are many wonderful booklists available for parents looking to give their child the gift of reading and adventure. A book makes a great gift because they are meaningful, beautiful, portable, appealing, and inexpensive and it’s a gift that […]

A Picture Book About Kindness and Overcoming Fears-Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating

This week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating by author Laura Gehl. The book is truly a book not only about facing fears, but being kind and compassionate as well. Laura has crafted this special book in a way that it gives us a fresh look […]

Whispering Woods-Tales from the Caledonian Forest (and some Scottish Folklore)

  Whispering Woods-Tales from the Caledonian Forest is a magical and enchanting walk through the Scottish forest told by Alan Crawford and exquisitely illustrated by Susan Gray. Author Alan Crawford invites us to sit by the fire and read this collection of tales aloud, and that’s exactly what our family did. Whispering Woods is a collection […]

The Secret Child by Marti Healy (And a little look at Fairy Folklore!)

The Secret Child by Marti Healy is a timeless and whimsical children’s tale that will appeal to a wide range of ages; its one of those favorite books cherished by more than one generations. On a journey from one Gypsy tribe to another, young Marika encounters tragedy. Her beloved baby brother who has been accompanying her to […]

Enter “the secret life of 6th graders”- Hundred Percent by Karen Romano Young

Am I ever excited today! We’re happy to be on the official blog tour for new release Hundred Percent by Karen Romano Young. I’m so glad to see Karen is back with another incredible story LIVE from the sixth grade. Hundred Percent by Karen Romano Young ISBN: 978-1-4521-3890-9 | $16.99 296 pages | 5-5/8 x […]

The Mountains of Tibet by Mordicai Gerstein Book Review

In the wonderful book, The Mountains of Tibet by Mordicai Gerstein, the young boy living in the mountains of Tibet lived a wonderful life of flying kites, hard work, a loving family, and peace. When he died, which is the natural progression of life, he rose into the sky where he was given the choice […]

Ready for Some Fiber Fun While Reading? Fiber Arts for Kids

JIAB Intern, Hannah, and I LOVE to knit. We can’t pass a yarn shop and are always looking for the next best pattern. Continuing on in our “Read to Follow Directions” series. Hannah gives us look into the new release Knit, Hook, and Spin by Laurie Carlson. I’ve long been a Laurie Carlson fan and […]