Saturday, January 5, 2019

Sneak Peek at Some of My Favorite 2019 Books

I shared my end-of-year Favorite 2018 Books & Picture Books, and now I'm looking ahead to 2019!

These are the 2019 releases I've already read, loved, and think will stand the test of time to still be favorites a year from now. All are worth a pre-order.

PICTURE BOOKS

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Friday, January 4, 2019

These Are a Few of My Favorite 2018 Picture Books

2018 is over, so it's time to look back at all of the awesome books I read last year and reflect on which ones had the lasting impact to have me still thinking about them and considering them some of the best of the year. (some may have been published in 2017, but I didn't read them until 2018.) . For non-picture books, see this post.

I really need to up my game with incorporating more nonfiction picture books into my reading plans and piles, as I know there were many more out this year that would be worthy of this list, but these are the standout memorable ones from what I read.
NONFICTION PICTURE BOOKS


Thursday, January 3, 2019

These Are a Few of My Favorite 2018 Books

2018 is over, so it's time to look back at all of the awesome books I read last year and reflect on which ones had the lasting impact to have me still thinking about them and considering them some of the best of the year. (some may have been published in 2017, but I didn't read them until 2018.)
Picture books will be in a separate post, otherwise this one would be too long!

EARLY READERS / TRANSITIONAL CHAPTER BOOKS

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Get to Know Bharat Babies + a Giveaway!

I am constantly looking for the recommendations I give and the books I share with students and educators to be culturally and racially inclusive. So I was thrilled to discover a new publisher when they reached out to ask if I'd be interested in a copy of one of their picture books to review. 

Bharat Babies is an indie publishing house that helps parents diversify their libraries one story at a time though children's books, magazines, and digital media. 
In the Spring of 2013, Sailaja Joshi was on a mission to complete her baby registry in preparation for the arrival of her first child. Inline with her “library” themed baby shower, Sailaja went on the hunt to find books about Indian culture that should could share with her newborn daughter. Of the few books that spoke to her Indian heritage, Sailaja realized that none of these books took into account the developmental needs of her growing child. Recognizing this gap in children’s literature, the idea for Bharat Babies was born.
The mission of Bharat Babies is simple: design and produce developmentally appropriate books that tell the stories of India’s heritage for children from birth through elementary school.
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