Children - Educational

The World Is Mine

By Keisha Jenkins

Elijah is determined not to let Jackie, a girl, strike him out in the storybook The World Is Mine by Keisha Jenkins. Jackie is not the sweet little girl she is outside the baseball field. She is smiling as if she has already won. She...

The Barnyard Buddies Stop For Peace

By Julie D. Penshorn

The Barnyard Buddies Stop for Peace by Julie Penshorn is a delightful storybook with a good message for young readers. The barnyard is peaceful and everyone is sunbathing. The rains come and everyone but the King complains. They all huddle together to keep warm...

If You Were Me and Lived in... Australia

A Child's Introduction to Cultures around the World (Volume 8)
By Carole P. Roman

Australia is awesome! I enjoyed learning about Australia in the book If You Were Me and Lived in... Australia: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World. Author Carole P. Roman has researched the country, organized the information into topics, written and illustrated this children’s...

My Mama Loves Me

I'm Her Little Girl
By Shanalee Sharboneau

Israel Dilean’s illustrations throughout Shanalee Sharboneau's picture book, My Mama Loves Me: I’m Her Little Girl, have a timeless look that complements the words incredibly well. And those words have a rhythm that makes rhyme superfluous, popular though it is with children who enjoy having...

Jairus's Girl

By L R Hay

Jairus’s Girl by L.R. Hay tells the story of Tammie who lives with her parents, Jairus and Naomi, in a small fishing village near Galilee. Set in the time of Jesus, the story shows a different perspective of life in those times. The lives of...

Wanda and Winky

The True Story of the Detroit Zoo's Last Two Elephants
By Linda K McLean

In Wanda and Winky: The True Story of the Detroit Zoo's Last Two Elephants, Linda K. McLean has clearly captured the plight of elephants held in captivity through a compelling use of poetry and prose. The words tell the real- life story of two elephants...

What's a Monster?

By Maurice Trent

What’s A Monster? Tales from Dulaney Street by Maurice Trent is the story of Oliver, a little boy who hates walking around at night, especially down the hall. That night he wants to go to the bathroom and his older brother Ty warns him that...

Bump and the New Pet

By T. D. Ashcraft

Meet Baryn, Bump’s new pet in Bump and the New Pet by T.D. Ashcraft. Bump found him in a tree, and Baryn is a rainbow rhino-bat. Baryn’s horn changes color with his mood. Bump does not shut the windows in time when Baryn starts to...

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If You Were Me and Lived in...Portugal

A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Volume 10)
By Carole P. Roman

If You Were Me and Lived in...Portugal: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World by Carole P. Roman takes children to Portugal, which is on the Iberian Peninsula in the most western part of the mainland of Europe. Portugal is named after the second...

The Anti-Socialites Diary 1

The Awkward Beginnings
By Alicia McKenzie, Tameka McKenzie

Being in elementary school is hard. If you want to hear it from someone personally, ask twins Asia and Tasia McKinley. In The Anti-Socialites Diary 1: The Awkward Beginnings by Alicia McKenzie and Tameka McKenzie, you will learn what it feels like to not fit...