Many of us dream of downsizing and “living simple,” but one former paralegal has actively made that dream a reality. Living the tiny house lifestyle led to many positive connections, experiences, and adventures. And little did author B.A. Norrgard know, it would lead to a children’s book as well! The idea for a picture book… Read More A Diverse Picture Book about Tiny Living and BIG Adventures!
School is almost out and our youngsters are settling into a new summer routine of sleeping in and hopefully doing some exploring and discovering. With the hectic days of summer just beginning, oftentimes one of the first habits to go by the wayside is the habit of daily reading. Reading is always an important part… Read More 180 Diverse Kidlit Book Recommends for Summer Reading!
Happy May! Hard to believe that we are into the 5th month of 2019 already. Where does time go? As the school year winds down for many parents, the focus begins to also shift to how to keep kids reading during the summer months. “Summer slide” is indeed a “thing,” and even Scholastic has acknowledged… Read More A DiverseKidLit Linkup for the Merry Month of MAY
It really feels like summer now. The weather has warmed up and we are beginning to enjoy more outside activities. This also means that school will be ending soon and the concerns of “summer reading slide” with be on every parent’s mind. Scholastic has an excellent report called 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading that addresses the… Read More Seed Savers: A riveting Middle-Grade Chapter Book Series
Tuntun… it’s much more than a book. It’s a fun story with colorful illustrations that promote inclusion, it’s a vibrant picture book that invites young readers to be brave. The book is an adventure full of action, about a giant pink elephant who lives in Africa, but at the end, readers discover that almost all… Read More Tuntun: A Wildlife Conservation Picture Book that invites us to be Brave
They say it’s never too late to start your author journey. I couldn’t agree more since mine (Becky) didn’t start until age 53! Another great example of making the leap into the children’s book publishing world later in life is author, Maureen Harris. At 60 years young, Maureen began chasing her dream of writing a… Read More Believing and Imagining with Moonlight and Molly™
Do you realize that the average American uses the World Water Day, which occurs on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping… Read More Celebrating World Water Day with H20 For Life + a Booklist for Kids
Antarctica is a continent that has intrigued us for as long as we can remember. The mysteries are endless! What lives there? How does one survive there? Do they have any seasons? It’s also a land of complex explorations and discoveries. Though few have made it to Antarctica, the ones who have, had to endure much… Read More Let’s Get Chilly with 6 Cool Antarctica Books for Kids!
The first time I was exposed to the term “babymoon,” it was in the form of an explanation from a friend of mine who had gone MIA for 3 months after the birth of her little boy. “Sorry,” she offered. “I’m in my babymoon phase so time has just slipped away from me.” Babymoon? I remember… Read More A family constellation unfolding | BabyMoon by Hayley Barrett
Lucky for us, Chickasaw Press landed on our radar thanks to Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019. The first of Chickasaw’s many wonderful books that we reviewed on JIAB was the advanced diverse chapter book, Chula Fox. Read the full review of this book here. NOW, we are setting our sites on another diverse book from… Read More Chickasaw Astronaut Shares Passion for Space in a Diverse Picture Book