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Light at Play by Rachelle Thimote, Illustrated by Gary Wein

Light at Play by Rachelle Thimote

Instilling wisdom and progressive thought at an early age is incredibly important, and this sort of profound message can come in may forms – from the most fundamental visual message to deep, meaningful advice. Within the pages of Light at Play: Foundations for positive self-image and self-esteem, Rachelle Thimote touches on the basic themes that drive creativity, mental development, alternative ... Read More »

Doggy Drama by Andra Gillum, Illustrated by Andy Case

Doggy Drama by Andra Gillum

In Doggy Drama by Andra Gillum, a fluffy white dog named Riley, adorably rendered by illustrator Andy Case, puts on a brave face while confronting an escalation of changes in her household. In first-person narration, Riley recalls happy times as the focal point for all of his “parents’” attention, followed by the chaotic aftermath of family additions: first one child, ... Read More »

The Jellyfish Monster by Bryan Kwasnik

The Jellyfish Monster by Bryan Kwasnik

The Jellyfish Monster by Bryan Kwasnik, with illustrations by Jackie Hahn, is a sweet good-natured children’s book about Billy, who’s playing at the shoreline and comes upon a jellyfish creatures with arms and legs who he dubs the Jellyfish Monster. The Jellyfish Monster takes Billy on a journey through the undersea world, where sea life acts a lot like humans, ... Read More »

Nothando’s Journey by Jill Apperson Manly, Illustrations by Alyssa Casey

Nothando's Journey by Jill Apperson Manly

Nothando’s Journey is an exquisite children’s book about Nothando, who lives in Swaziland in Southern Africa. Nothando is getting ready for the Reed Festival, a right of passage of dancing and celebration in front of the King and Queen, and she’s worried about the performance and new responsibility. As she travels through the hills with her brother, she learns contentment ... Read More »

Review: Handy Andy Saves the World by E.J. Altbacker

Handy Andy Saves the World by E.J. Altbacker

★★★★½ Handy Andy Saves the World by E.J. Altbacker is about handyman Andy who saves the Earth from a marauding band of aliens. Considered the “best” handyman, according to what’s written on the side of his truck, the aliens beam him up to fix their broken spaceship. The aliens say they they’re there to make “peace,” but it turns out ... Read More »