Free coloring book

Kids Stuck Inside? Here’s A Free Coloring Book from Every Child A Reader

March 30, 2020 admin 0

The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have gotten together to create a free downloadable coloring book featuring the art of 23 of today’s most creative children’s book illustrators. The book was inspired by the 2020 Children’s Book Week theme Read. Dream. Share. These coloring pages can be enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages as they work and study from home. The featured artists are Nabi H Ali, Jessica Boehman, Victoria […]

Samantha Strong Becomes Super

Children’s Books: Samantha Strong Becomes Super by Seth Pietsek

March 18, 2020 admin 0

Seth Pietsek thought that he was writing a business book. Then his nine-year-old daughter Sofia unwittingly led him to write a children’s book. Samantha Strong Becomes Super, the first of an anticipated series, has the same emphasis as the business book Pietsek had been envisioning: Empathy is a superpower and taking care of others is a fundamental way to find depth and meaning in life. Pietsek is a longtime communications professional and high school speech […]

Fight Like A Girl by Sheena Kamal

New Today: Fight Like A Girl by Sheena Kamal

March 10, 2020 News Editor 0

Out today in Canada and the UK is bestselling and award-winning author Sheena Kamal’s YA debut, Fight Like A Girl. Young Trisha lives in Toronto but feels the echoes of a background in Trinidad. Trisha is a Muay Thai fighter, a form of kickboxing that lets her divert the violence she senses inside of herself into a more acceptable — and perhaps controllable? — form. When her physically violent father dies when he wanders, drunk, […]

This is How I Grow

Children’s Books: This is How I Grow by Dia L. Michels

March 3, 2020 admin 0

New Book Lies at the Intersection of Early Science Education and Attachment Parenting Kids find the wide-ranging skills these animals must quickly develop in order to survive to be all the more compelling for their, and our, shared classification as mammals.” — Dan Levy, Tillywig awards chair More than a simple scientific introduction, the animal stories in This Is How I Grow celebrate those things that unite all mammals, fostering empathy, kindness, and compassion in […]

Children’s Books: Milly & Roots, The Headscarf by Rodrigo Gómez Claros

January 26, 2020 admin 0

  Aamira runs to a woman near the playground gate. Milly can’t see her clearly, her face and most of her body are covered. She isn’t used to seeing mommies dressed that way. She is so… different.”— Rodrigo Gómez Claros Milly is a happy little girl who loves planting seeds, watching vegetables grow in her grandma’s rooftop garden, and playing with her new friend, Aamira, on the school playground. But one day when Aamira’s mother […]

Children’s Books: American Royals by Katharine McGee

January 24, 2020 News Editor 0

To my mind, when it was published four months ago, American Royals (Random House) probably generated less interest than it is right now. After all, even at a time when American politics are at their most amusing, the British royal family — and its American-born duchess — have been capturing headlines. That can’t have been bad timing for bestselling author Katharine McGee’s engaging new book. Though it’s been published as Young Adult fiction, American Royals […]

Children’s Book: Tribbs: The Very Handsome Cat by Faye Rapoport DesPres

January 18, 2020 admin 0

According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.4 million cats enter animal shelters in the United States every year. All of them are hoping to find a forever home. One lucky stray who found a family will be celebrated on February 20, 2020, designated National Love Your Pet Day. The children’s book, Tribbs: The Very Handsome Cat (Writer’s Coffee Bar Press) will be released on that day. Tribbs: The Very Handsome Cat is based on the true […]

Children’s Books: A Child’s Journey Through Poetry by Sabinah Adewole

January 15, 2020 admin 0

In a society where children are exposed to every imaginable current issue, Sabinah Adewole’s poetry uses child-approved themes like rainbows, seaside, picnics, and unicorns, to connect to children in a way that supports the processing of current issues in a healthy way. An easy-to-read and brightly colored format with open-ended questions inspires children to understand and process what is happening around them in a way that invites them to explore their role in it and […]

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Children’s Books: Daisy’s Adventure by Joyce Ferrell a.k.a. Aunt Joyce

January 6, 2020 admin 0

Joyce Ferrell a.k.a. Aunt Joyce, a retired registered nurse who lives in Ohio with her unusual pets, has completed her new book, Daisy’s Adventure, a story Ferrell says is intended to help children understand life and the challenges they may face in the future at a young age. “Daisy’s Adventure is based on the true story of my 18-inch long yellow koi fish named Daisy,” says Ferrell, “Her koi friends, Duke and Princess, live in […]

Drip, Drop and Drizzle: A Journal for Growing Your Child’s Creativity by Mary Ostrowski

December 17, 2019 admin 0

Educator Mary Ostrowski knows how important it is to encourage children to express themselves thoughtfully. She has worked in public and private schools in the United States and abroad as both a teacher and an administrator. She worries that the current school system all too frequently forces teachers to “teach to the test,” thereby losing creativity and art in the process. Ostrowski is determined to help make a change. “As an educator,” says Ostrowski, “one […]