Christmas Cookie Day!

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Christmas Cookie Day ! by author Tara Knudson and illustrator Pauline Stewert

Age Range: preschool – grade 2

Publisher:  Zonderkidz

Publication Date: October 9, 2018

In this rhyming board book,  a bear and cub teach readers how to make holiday cookies. Great book to read to a children’s cooking group or to enjoy at home or school with youngsters. Illustrations show details associated with  the text so  children learn words related to baking cookies. This book comes with a Christmas Cookie Day recipe.

 

 

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Women Make Their Mark

The books below are some recent (2016-2018) compilations of women who move people to make a difference.

Little Leaders Visionary 2

Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison

Age Range: 8 – 11 years

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: November 6, 2018

Dream Big, Little One 2

Dream Big, Little One (Board Book) by Vashti Harrison

Age Range: 2 – 4 years

Publisher: LB Kids

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

Girls Think of Everything 2

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by author Catherine Thimmesh and illustrator Melissa Sweet

Age Range: 10 – 12 years

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Publication Date:  October 9, 2018     

She Persisted Around the World 2

She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History by author Chelsea Clinton and illustrator Alexandra Boiger

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Publisher: Philomel Books

Publication Date: March 6, 2018

Shaking Things Up 2

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by author Susan Hood and a variety of illustrators 

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: January 23, 2018

Poems with illustrations by a variety of artists

Hidden Figures 2

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: January 16, 2018

Little Leaders 2

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Age Range: 8 – 11 years

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: December 5, 2017

Women Who Dared 2

Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels by author Linda Skeers and illustrator Livi Gosling

Age Range: 8 – 14 years

Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

Women in Sports 2

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky

Age Range: Grades 4 and up

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Publication Date: July 18, 2017

She Persisted 2

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by author Chelsea Clinton and illustrator Alexandra Boiger

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Publisher: Philomel Books

Publication Date: May 30, 2017

Women in Science 2

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Age Range: Grades 4 and up

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Publication Date: July 26, 2016

William’s Winter Nap

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William’s Winter Nap by author Linda Ashman and illustrator Chuck Groenink

Age Range: 2 – 5 years

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Publication Date: October 10, 2017

On a cold winter’s night, several animals seek shelter at William’s home as he tries to sleep. The last animal to arrive is larger than any of the other critters and they hesitate to accept him. This rhyming picture book grabs and maintains readers and listeners attentions as they wait to see which animal will arrive next. The illustrator accurately displays moods of the characters. A satisfying and heartwarming story.

Through the Forest in Fall by Anne Passchier

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Through the Forest in Fall by Anne Passchier 

Ave Range: 3 – 7 years

Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

In this board book, children peek through the see-through opening and see the animal that will be read about next. The story begins with an owl asking a squirrel about food he will eat when the weather gets cold. Next, squirrel asks birds about their winter preparation. Readers briefly learn about three woodland animals’ winter routines. A good introduction to how animals survive in the winter for preschool children and for children learning to read. There are only eight pages to read. Including the front and back covers give this book a total of ten pages. The information isn’t overwhelming. Colors are bright. Great book to couple with an activity.

 

Quincy: The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Blend by Barbara DiLorenzo

Quincy The Chameleon

 

Quincy: The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Blend by Barbara DiLorenzo

Age Range:  4 – 8 years

Publisher: little bee books

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

He can grab flies with his tongue, swing with his tail and move his eyes in different ways. Unfortunately, Quincy just can’t conceal himself in his surroundings like his chameleon mates at school. In this picture book, Quincy never learns to blend however he does learn to contribute his talent to his society. The artwork is attractive and sometimes offers comic relief. Readers and listeners are never too old to benefit from this story.

 

Letters from New York: Making Pictures with the A-B-C

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Letters from New York: Making Pictures with the A-B-C by author/illustrator Maree Coote

Age Range:  5 – 7 years

Publisher: Melbournestyle Books

Publication Date: May 1, 2018

This is an interesting and fun way to learn about memorable people and places associated with New York City. In this picture book, each illustration is created with letters of the pictures’ names. Readers have the task of carefully visually scanning the illustrations to find all the letters that spell the pictures ‘ names. Illustrations are appealing. Additionally, an informative poem sits beside each picture. A counting activity is included as well as Clever Kids Teacher’s Notes which supplies extra trivia about New York City. My Book Eyes highly recommends this multipurpose picture book.

Sisters & Champions

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Sisters & Champions by author Howard Bryant and illustrator Floyd Cooper

Age Range:  4 – 8 years

Publisher:  Philomel Books

Publication Date: May 29, 2018

In this picture book, two sisters, determined, devoted paired with a supportive family defy society’s odds and become renowned tennis players. Encouragement to purse dreams despite obstacles that may seem insurmountable as Venus and Serena do echoes throughout the book. Well written. Illustrations are beautiful and show realistic details and ranges of emotions.

Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?

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Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? By Chris Ferrie

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

Information about 13 renowned scientists from a variety of countries is displayed in a rhyming picture book to satisfy young minds. The scientists are: Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Ahmed Zewail, Grace Hopper, James Maxwell, Ada Lovelace, George Washington Carver, Chien-Shiung Wu, Alan Turing, Anna Mani, Charles Darwin, and Katherine Johnson. In the illustrations, near each scientist is a picture of something that represents his or her accomplishment (s). In the back of the book is more in-depth information about each scientist. My Book Eyes marveled at this kid friendly approach to science.

 

 

A Lullaby of Summer Things

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A Lullaby of Summer Things by author Natalie Ziarnik and illustrator Madeline Valentine

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

Publication Date: May 15, 2018

With summer still upon us, My Book Eyes couldn’t resist reading this rhyming picture book.  At dusk, a dad returns home from the beach with his four children who vary in ages. Mom beckons them with a wave as they approach the porch. Many spotlights are on one sibling’s recollections although all family members and their pet dog are depicted as they engage in their nightly routines that end in bedtime.  Words are carefully chosen and are enjoyable to read. Illustrations show loving and active folks with different skin tones, hair color and textures which are often seen amongst relatives.

Murilla Gorilla and the Missing Mop

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Murilla Gorilla and the Missing Mop by author Jennifer Lloyd and illustrator Jacqui Lee

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Publisher: Simply Read Books

Publication Date: March 6, 2018

More mayhem in Mango Market. This time, Mandrill is missing a mop and enlists the services of bungling detective Murilla to crack the case. Youngsters tracing hints will be surprised to find out who is guilty in this innocent mystery. The neon colored illustrations are attractive and add hilarity to this easy reading chapter book.