Books of the week are just perfect reading for the Spring!


BLOOM by Deborah Diesen and Mary Lundquist (Macmillan Children’s/Farrar Straus Giroux BFYR, 978-0-37430-250-4, March 2017 (ages 2-6) 
Debbie Diesen is the New York Times-bestselling author of the Pout-Pout Fish series. Her gentle storytelling here is reminiscent of the warm and funny text in Pout-Pout Fish books.
I love this delightful story and it is just perfect for the Spring! It’s not only about the Spring and flowers blooming, it is also about growing up. I also like that Mom and the daughter are different races which really relates to today’s times. 


WILDLIFE: A MAP COLORING BOOK by Natalie Hughes (Macmillan Children’s/Henry Holt BYR, 978-1-25011-439-6, March 2017 (ages 6-12)
I love the fact that this book has perforated edges so that the completed maps can be torn out and proudly hung up! There are colorful illustrations with small facts so it is also educational as it teaches about the world!

Take Your Time

TAKE YOUR TIME by Eva Furrow and Donna Jo Napoli; illustrated by Laurel Molk (Macmillan Children’s/Henry Holt BYR, 978-0-80509-521-0, April 2017, ages 4-8)
I love how Harriet the tortoise reminds readers to slow down and appreciate their surroundings! I also love that this teaches about the animals that live in the Galapagos Islands. It’s an educational book filled with facts and brightly colored illustrations. 
Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books to facilitate this post. Cover photos were also provided.


  1. Denise, thank you for reviewing Bloom!

    Happy Reading,
    Debbie Diesen

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