Archives for February 20, 2021

Celebrate Black History Month with these Picture books for the younger children!

WATCH ME by Doyin Richards, illustrated by Joe Cepeda: A picture book about immigration, Watch Me is based on the author’s father’s own story of coming to America from Africa. This is a really interesting story to read and young children will enjoy it!

MY FRIEND! by Taye Diggs; illustrated by Shane W. Evans: With rhythm, kids will relate to, Taye’s text and Shane’s art offer a feast of emotions and joy, and aren’t didactic or message-heavy–the perfect book to celebrate Black joy!

FLYING HIGH: THE STORY OF GYMNASTICS CHAMPION SIMONE BILES by Michelle Meadows; illustrated by Ebony Glenn: From her early competitions to the height of her success as an Olympic champion, this is the story of the world’s greatest gymnast. For fans of She’s Got This by Laurie Hernandez and Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still. I really enjoyed reading this story and the main character is a true inspiration!

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Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books to feature in this post. Images were also provided.

Book of the week!

The Grumbletroll

The little troll is terribly angry. It’s like there’s a storm inside him, with lightning shooting out of the sky and thunder rumbling loudly. Yes, that’s exactly how he feels: like a rumbling and grumbling troll. A grumbletroll! Eventually, his friends get fed up with his yelling and go off to play without him. Will the little troll be able to make up for his bad behavior and win back the favor of his friends? Grumbletroll serves as a model to help children recognize and learn ways to stop fits of rage that we all struggle with when things don’t go our way. This is a great book for young children!

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Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of the above book to facilitate this post. Images were also provided.