Here Comes Ingo is unlike any picture book I’ve ever read or seen before. Author and artist, Odeta Xheka uses abstract collage and says that her book, “exemplifies a progression of thinking leading towards love, kindness and inclusion because the world needs more empathetic, understand and tolerant children.”
Review Copy Courtesy of Elizabeth Gerlach [Affiliate Link] Amazon [Local Bookstore] Indiebound[Library] Worldcat Ben’s Adventures: A Day at the Beach by Elizabeth Gerlach is based on her son, Ben, who was a beautiful young boy living with cerebral palsy and epilepsy and who passed away in May 2016 due to respiratory complications. A portion of book sales will benefit Ben Smiles Memorial Foundation. Ben’s family started this foundation in order to give gifts of adapted/accessible toys and other small devices to kids with fine […]
Categories: 2018, Picture Books about children with Cerebral Palsy, Picture Books about Children with Disabilities, Picture Books about the Beach, Picture Books with a child in a wheelchair • Tags: beach, cerebral palsy, Picture Book, Picture Books
Review Copy Courtesy of the Megan Newell [Affiliate Link] Amazon [Local Bookstore] Indiebound[Library] Worldcat Fluffy’s Tale comes to us from Australia. It’s a picture book that’s told in rhyme with a lilting rhythm and introduces us to a cat named Fluffy… And boy, is Fluffy seriously NOT happy. His human beings have gone and done the UNTHINKABLE: they have brought home a kitten. Fluffy is going to have none of this mess and he packs up his stuff and gets out of there. He’s […]
Review Copy Courtesy of Tilbury House Publishers Where to Get Have I Ever Told You? [Affiliate Link] Amazon [Local Bookstore] Indiebound[Library] Worldcat[Publisher] Tilbury House Publishers Have I Ever Told You? by Shani King and Illustrated by Anna Horváth is a beautiful, kind, and amazing picture book to have in the world. It has such a simple premise – have I told you, my children, these important things you need to know? This premise, combined with questions and answers and engaging and delightful illustrations makes […]
Here is a beautiful picture book that adeptly explores themes of jealousy, parting with friends, following your dreams, personal regrets, and the enduring power of friendship. It gently shows us human failings and the heartbreak that can follow, but that despite our flaws, true friendship can and does prevail.
Categories: 2019, Picture Books, Picture Books about Friendship, Picture Books about Music, UK • Tags: Picture Book, Picture Books about Friendship, Picture Books about Jealousy, Picture Books about Playing Music
I wanted my daughter to feel beautiful inside and out and know that she’s precious just the way she is, so I consciously started to look for tools to introduce the concept of self-worth and of self-acceptance but did not find anything.
I find that it’s all about regular practice – sitting down on a daily basis to write or draw, as well as a practice of trying to balance with the other parts of my life, such as family time, socializing with friends, exercising, cooking healthy stuff and sleep.
Reem from Kotobee emailed me and asked if I would share their list of International Book Fairs on my site. I’m thrilled to do so! I love book fairs, festivals, and anything to do with books, really. You can go to: https://www.kotobee.com/blog/international-book-fairs-2019/ to learn more and see if there is a book fair coming to a city near you! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! Cheers!
Categories: Picture Books