There is a dearth of children’s books focused on women in science, so this book is much needed and appreciated. However, it goes beyond just filling in a gap. So much consideration and thoughtfulness have gone into this STEM book! It is a well-thought-out, well-written, well-constructed book that is engaging and informative.
“Molly Morningstar: A Doll for Me” is not only a relevant and important diverse picture book but also a relatable and entertaining story. It allows children of color to see themselves in the main character, who addresses her situation head-on, takes charge, and comes to a resolution on her own. The author brings her real-life experience as a mother, a person of color, and an educator to this debut picture book.
Yes, there are lots of picture books about counting to choose from. However, Good Night (Not Really): Let's Count FORWARD and BACKWARD is a quirky, colorful new addition worth checking out. As the title indicates, little ones learn to count forward and backward. The text takes you to fun, unexpected places, while the illustrations are cheerful, warm, and endearing.
"The Three Tree" by Madison Farkas is a charming retelling of a tale with relevant, universal messages. A plucky young girl is the heroine who saves the day for her town. She provides an excellent female role model, exhibiting self-confidence and self-esteem. So much can be accomplished if you believe in yourself.
“Nellie The Narwhal” is an engaging picture book for ages 3-7. There are several layers to this book which makes it useful to teach different lessons. On one level, it is a fun rhyming story about the experience of an adorable narwhal and her sea creature neighbors. But it is also a great book for emotional learning. And finally, it offers a brief introduction to different inhabitants of the ocean world.
In the picture book WALKOUT, experienced educator and author Tina Shepardson takes on the difficult and scary topic of school violence. Based on a true story, the author helps children see what they can do about a situation that feels out of their control. She also helps children understand that feelings that are different from their own are acceptable and valid.
“What I Tell Myself First” by Michael A. Brown is a much-needed tool for educators and parents trying to promote the development of self-esteem in their students and children.
In the Nick of TimeDeedee CummingsMake A Way Media, LLC (2019)ISBN 9781951218201Reviewed by Eve Panzer for the Barefoot Librarian and […]