The text is simple, but the subtext vast. This book is a warm optimistic conversation between two little girls about challenging one’s perspective.
It’s the first day of kindergarten and Kayla is not sure she’s ready. Mrs Muddle, who has already lived up to her name whispers assurances to the parents as they say goodbye. Even though it seems daunting, and even though her mom seems hesitant, Kayla notices Mrs Muddle making another big mistake and she know she must help her teacher!
This is a very serene book about an old woman and her dog, clearly in the twilight years of their lives. They live in a house “with not much in it.” One day they go for a walk through the hills because the old woman wanted to “hear the crunch of the dry leaves under her feet…” Implying the notion that it is the autumn season both literally and figuratively.
Shape Up, Construction TrucksWritten & Photographed by Victoria AllenbyPajama PressAges: 0-3 If you have a kid who likes their vehicles, this book will be a
Max and Ely are two little boys working hard to get the moon to stay in place. They send a rocket up to try to lasso it, they even try to scold it into submission. Each night the moon comes and goes, bringing closer the day that Ely must leave for the hospital.
In these uncertain times, this book felt so grounding to me. The book is probably more suited towards the 3-8 year old crowd, but the words and illustrations were soothing enough and a great reminder to anyone, regardless of age that living in the moment, breathing, feeling, and finding your calm is not only a faint possibility, but within all of our grasp in one way or another.
The frazzled little bird jumps as the bell rings once again! They’ve had enough! They’re about to launch into a tirade when the mail delivery supervisor explains that their assistant, tortoise has made “a few mistakes.”
Each two-page spread features a quote from the featured first lady, and a little about their life. The book is full of rah rah feminist bites.
What do you do when your family tree doesn’t quite look like everyone else’s?