A Day So Gray By Marie Lamba

Back of Book: Once you start to notice, colors and reasons for gratitude are everywhere, and that changes everything! Celebrate the hues and comforts of a cozy winter day as a discontented girl at first notices only dull grays and browns in a snowy landscape but is coaxed by her friend to look more closely.Continue reading “A Day So Gray By Marie Lamba”

What If Everybody Thought That? By Ellen Javernick

Back of Book: If you see someone in a wheelchair, you might think he or she couldn’t compete in a race. But…you might be wrong. What if you see a child with no hair? Do you think she is embarrassed all the time? How about a kid who has a really hard time reading? DoContinue reading “What If Everybody Thought That? By Ellen Javernick”

I Will Be Fierce By Bea Birdsong

Back of Book: It’s a brand new day, and a young girl decides to take on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. From home to school and back again, our hero conquers the Mountain of Knowledge (the library), forges new bridges (friendships), and leads the victorious charge homeContinue reading “I Will Be Fierce By Bea Birdsong”

Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin

Back of Book: Tameika is a girl who belongs on the stage. She loves to act, sing, and dance—and she’s pretty good at it, too. So when her school announces their Snow White musical, Tameika auditions for the lead princess role. But the other kids think she’s “not quite” right to play the role. TheyContinue reading “Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin”

There’s Only One You By Kathryn Heling & Deborah Hembrook

Back of Book: This feel-good book reassures kids that, whoever and whatever they are, it’s awesome being YOU! Expertly written to include all kinds of children and families, it embraces the beauty in a range of physical types, personalities, and abilities. Kids will love discovering and recognizing themselves in these pages—and they’ll feel proud toContinue reading “There’s Only One You By Kathryn Heling & Deborah Hembrook”

Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller

Back of Book: Heartfelt and timeless, Remarkably You is an inspirational manifesto about all of the things—little or small, loud or quiet—that make us who we are. My Review: I received a copy of this picture book from author Pat Zietlow Miller in exchange for an honest review. As a teacher, I am always onContinue reading “Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller”

When You Are Brave By Pat Zietlow Miller

Back of Book: Saying goodbye to neighbors. Worrying about new friends. Passing through a big city. Seeing a dark road ahead. In these moments, a young girl feels small and quiet and alone. But when she breathes deeply and looks inside herself, a hidden spark of courage appears, one she can nurture and grow untilContinue reading “When You Are Brave By Pat Zietlow Miller”

Even Superheroes Make Mistakes by Shelly Becker

Back of Book: Even superheroes sometimes slip up and err. And when that happens, do they say, “It’s not FAIR?” or give up in despair? NO! “Ashamed Superheroes who goofed up somehow . . . First STOP . . . then CONSIDER what’s best to do now.” Whether they’ve nabbed the wrong guy by mistakeContinue reading “Even Superheroes Make Mistakes by Shelly Becker”

Pearl By Molly Idle

Back of Book: Sometimes the tiniest light can shine the brightest! Like the other mermaids of the deep, Pearl longs to care for the endless beaches, coral reefs, and towering kelp forests of her vast ocean world. So when her mother asks her to tend to a mere grain of sand, Pearl is heartbroken. ItContinue reading “Pearl By Molly Idle”

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

  Back of Book:   As one artist incorporates accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, she transforms her piece in quirky and unexpected ways, taking readers on a journey through her process. Told in minimal, playful text, this story shows readers that even the biggest “mistakes” can be the source of theContinue reading “The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken”