“What Does “Fine” Feel Like?” is a whimsical children’s picture book that provides young readers with a revolutionary and realistic outlook on how to attach the right vocabulary to different feelings as well as come to terms with the cognitive growth of one’s emotions. Also, the luscious text invokes a keen desire for the benefit of slowing down, taking a sober interest in others as well as honestly assessing how we are doing.
"I Can Do What Mommy Can Do" by Kitty Arceneaux, illustrated by W. Smiley Isaac and SachiDesigns, could be called the bookend to "I Can Do What Daddy Can Do" also by the same author and illustrator team. In this particular offering, we have four-year-old Tess, who looks up to her mother and wants to do the same things she does. The mom recognizes these times as teachable moments and also values the bonding time with her little girl.
"I Can Do What Daddy Can Do" by Kitty Arceneaux, illustrated by Sachi Designs, is a cute and entertaining book that will be highly relatable to any child who has wanted to help out a parent, or be just like them. Although the theme is role models and children learning from parents, this story is entertaining and would be a joy to read with a child who is exploring the world and wanting to copy adults.
"A Child's First Bedtime Prayers" is a book with twenty-five different prayers that you can pray to Jesus before you go to sleep. When I go to bed, my family does The Lord's Prayer and Luther's Evening Prayer, but in this book, the different kinds are more like different things you can pray to Jesus about.
Change often involves a momentous transition, and having to come to terms with the unpredictability of a new path leads to anxiety. As human beings, we value familiarity and routine. So it is for little Savannah, in S. McMichael's invigorating picture book, "Happenstance Farms: A New Home."
Billy is a young boy who has show and tell to look forward to in his classroom one day. What’s exciting for the students is the fact that the winner of show and tell will receive a prize. Billy’s choice is to bring “monster” Harold to school with him.
“Noah, No!” is a mischievous entertaining adventure of a young toddler. Telling the tale of the exploratory stages of toddlerhood, Kristen Cornell has created an adorable book that will be treasured by all ages.
“The Nodders” is a story about some little creatures who live in a place that’s hard to find by humans.
“On a Snowy Day” written by Preethi Saravanakumar and illustrated by Juliana Duclos is a poetic celebration of winter and an enchanting bedtime story appealing to all age groups, from toddlers to seniors. The story is all about a little boy’s imagination and the different things he would like to do on a snowy day.
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.