Valentiny 2021

Many thanks to Susanna Hill for hosting another fun holiday themed writing contest on her blog.Entry information and everyone's fantastic pieces can be found here. ---------------------------- Shiny Sharp ScissorsWC 200 Sarah shivered while she stared at the scissors.The last craft session had not ended well. She had been thinking deep thoughts and not about her... Continue Reading →

Sugar in Milk

Sugar in MilkWord by Thrity UmrigarIllustrated by Khoa LePublished 2020 Sugar in Milk is a retelling of an old story of when the Persians came to India nestled inside the story of a young, immigrant girl who feels out of place in America.Our narrator is unnamed, but her emotions are vivid and touching.The story within... Continue Reading →

Happy Dreams, Little Bunny

Happy Dreams, Little BunnyBy Leah HongPublished 2021 Gentle and sweet, Happy Dreams is a great bedtime book! Little Bunny can't sleep, there are too many big thoughts to think. Mommy bunny helps by asking little probing questions as prompts that make Little Bunny soar into soothing imaginations. Little Bunny is the focus, but Mommy is... Continue Reading →

Heirlooms

It's a simple board with a scuffed and cracked top.The cards feel brittle and are yellowed with age.The pawns are faded (and 1/4 are missing) but the wood is solid. It sits on the shelf, unused most days, but on rare occasions gets pulled out for careful game time. The board games have been out... Continue Reading →

Julia’s House

By Ben Hatke This is a twofer because, much to my delight, one of our family favorites - Julia’s House for Lost Creatures - has a sequel. Julia is a young girl who lives in a traveling house that sits on the back of a giant turtle. It’s too quiet all alone in her big... Continue Reading →

Carnivores

Written by Aaron ReynoldsIllustrated by Dan SantatPublished 2013 Cover of Carnivores (from Amazon marketplace) Do you sometimes feel a little left out when you bite your friends?Is it hard not to nibble on your neighbors?If so, you might be interested in Carnivores. Lion, Shark, and Timber Wolf are frustrated by how nobody wants them around.... Continue Reading →

First Day of Unicorn School

Written by Jess HernandezIllustrated by Mariano Epelbaum Published 2021 This is the first 2021 published book I've read. New year, new books! When it came time to decide what to do with the Christmas gift card the answer was, "I want the rainbow book." It took time to figure it out, and was only solved... Continue Reading →

Not Quite Snow White

Written by Ashley FranklinIllustrated by Ebony GlennPublished 2019 Not Quite Snow White follows Tameika, a little girl who loves to sing, dance, and perform. Always with an audience, even if it's stuffed.When it's time to audition for her school's performance of Snow White, Tameika shows up. The first day she spends her time supporting her... Continue Reading →

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