Gift guide

Holiday Gift Guide: The Baby Unicorn Manifesto by Herr and Wall

We all have worth. Our sense of self-esteem begins at birth and is nurtured by people and the world we live in. The line of an old song, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love” tells it all. Book:  The Baby Unicorn Manifesto Illustrator:  Nathalie Beauvois Author: Herr & Wallentin Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Access Conscious Publishing (2018) Language: English ISBN: 97831634913533 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 4-8; grades Pre-3 Price: $25.00 Purchase: Online Publicity Release: Inspired by the birth of a friend’s daughter, renowned thought leader, author and speaker, Dr Dain Heer, created the book as a reminder […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Glowstone Peak by Dye, Hurt & Hurt

Leader or follower…the world must have both. Right now this earth is facing change. Trust, cooperation, and working together are key to making it a better place. Doing risky things can have surprising outcomes. Book: Glowstone Peak Illustrator: Dawn Dougherty Davidson Author: Dye, Hurt & Hurt Hardcover: 50 pages Publisher: Let’s Grow Leaders (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9783791373478 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 6-8; grades 1-3 Price: $24.97 Purchase: Online Publication Release: A defining tale of our time, Glowstone Peak is a moving story of courage, influence, and hope that challenges young and old readers alike to question what “everybody says.” […]

Holiday Gift Guide: An Atlas of Imaginary Places by Mia Cassany and Ana de Lima

They make for a world that inspires especially the young to overcome. An Atlas of Imaginary Places bridges life’s realities with the mind’s delights. Who would not want to visit a Lush Green City, the Desert of Lost and Found, Sweet Sea Islands???? Imagination, magic, dreams are a meaningful pressure release. Book: An Atlas of Imaginary Places Illustrator: Ana de Lima Author: Mia Cassany Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Prestel (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9783791373478 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 4 and up; grades pre-K-2 Price: $19.95 Purchase: Online Publication Release: Upside-down mountains, volcanoes that spew bubble gum, a gentle humpback whale […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Where’s Waldo? The Spectacular Spotlight Search by Martin Handford

Hollywood heroes, a creepy cave, a fiery fight, the deep blue sea, and a midnight disco become challenging matches, mazes and more make for fun play thanks to the magic slider This is spotlight search is different fun. It is also a challenge that hones the power of observation. Book: Where’s Waldo? The Spectacular Spotlight Search Author: Martin Handford Hardcover: 12 pages Publisher: Candlewick Press (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9781536201765 Genre: Juvenile games Ages: 5-9; grades K-4 Price: $18.99 Purchase: Online Publication Release: Just when you thought you’d mastered the art of finding Waldo, along comes a whole new twist […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Sing a Song of Seasons selected by Fiona Waters

This book of poetry is the blending of esthetics, rhythm, and art. The nature poems selected for each day of the year are classic. It includes childhood nursery rhymes, Pulitzer Prize author pennings, even foreign translations for some of the best fun and often inspiring short readings. Book: Sing a Song of Seasons Editor: Fiona Waters Illustrator:Frann Preston-Gannon Hardcover: 333 pages Publisher: Nosy Crow (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9781536202472 Genre: Juvenile poetry Ages: 7-9; grades 2-4 Price: $40.00 Purchase: Online Publication Release: Sing a Song of Seasons is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems — one for every […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Around the World in 80 Puzzles by Aleksandra Artymowska

Isn’t it ironic how within simple mazes the obvious is obscure? This book is a journey. Its 80 challenges of observation need only careful search and find. Tip: Look carefully. Book: Around the World in 80 Puzzles Author: Aleksandra Artymowska Hardcover: 94 pages Publisher: Big Picture Press (2017) Language: English ISBN: 9781536203080 Genre: Juvenile non-fiction Ages: 7-9; grades 2-4 Price: $19.99 Purchase: Online Publication Release: Inspired by Jules Verne’s iconic novel, this stunning puzzle book is a treat for readers of all ages. Aleksandra Artymowska’s imagining of the classic tale is packed with steamships, airships, railways, penny-farthings, and any other […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Into the Jungle: Stories for Mowgli by Katherine Rundell

Do not confuse Disney’s The Junglebook movies with the stories that lie within this book’s pages. Yes, they were an inspiration, but they are based in more than fantasy. They echo hard times–abandonment, fostering, law, freedom. Their moral lessons remain as true today as when Kipling inspired them back in 1893-1894. Kudos to author Katherine Rundell for putting them into today’s writing context and vocabulary. Book: Into the Jungle: Stories for Mowgli Author: Katherine Rundell Illustrator: Kristjana S. Williams Hardcover: 231 pages Publisher: Illustrated Middle-Grade Walker Books US (2018) Language: English ISBN: 9781536205275 Genre: Juvenile fiction Ages: 10-14; grades 4-8 […]