A Story About Cancer (with a Happy Ending) [India Desjardins]

I'm not sure whether this is my mistaken preconceived notions regarding how the story would go, but A Story About Cancer (with a Happy Ending) by India Desjardins and illustrated by Marianne Ferrer was a lot darker than I thought it would be. I guess the inclusion of a happy ending didn't mean that the story would…

Ahmed’s Journey [Jill Apperson Manly]

Ahmed's Journey by Jill Apperson Manly is a fairly quick children's book with engaging illustrations detailing the experience of a young boy who deals with the anxiety of participating in the traditional camel races of his country and family. A wonderful way of introducing more diversity into the available children's books, Ahmed's Journey portrays emotions and feelings…

STEAM Stories: The Picnic Problem [Jonathan Litton]

I picked up The Picnic Problem by Jonathan Litton largely due to the fact that it was labeled as a STEAM book, one meant to promote the learning and understanding of a subject within that particular set of fields. While I'd love to see one that focused on technology, it was still wonderful to see a…

My Island [Stephanie Demasse-Pottier & Seng Soun Ratanavanh]

My Island by Stephanie Demasse-Pottier and Seng Soun Ratanavanh is the sort of book that will really capture a kid's attention if they're into pictures and images. Since, typically, that's most children I can definitely see this book being a success to an extent. It's very pretty and colorful, filled with a multitude of exciting…

Periods Say Stop. [Michael Dahl]

A cute, tiny bit over the top children's book to educate all our young ones about the purpose of the period, Periods Say Stop by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Chris Garbutt is an exceedingly cute and clever way to introduce children to grammar rules. As someone who intrinsically understood a lot of this and was never…