Kid Lit Village Book Review: When I Listen to Silence

A picture book about the creative process that takes the reader on a lyrical journey of imagination.

Kid Lit Village: HE LEADS: MOUNTAIN GORILLA, GENTLE GIANT

Hello Readers! Thanks for stopping by Kid Lit Village this week. I’m thrilled to feature HE LEADS: MOUNTAIN GORILLA, GENTLE GIANT by June Smalls, illustrated by Yumi Shimokawara. Last year, I featured another of June’s books, SHE LEADS: THE ELELPHANT MATRIARCH. It’s a pleasure to have June back on the blog as a guest forContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: HE LEADS: MOUNTAIN GORILLA, GENTLE GIANT”

Kid Lit Village: GOOD NIGHT (not really)

Hello Lovely Readers! I’m glad you stopped by Kid Lit Village today. I hope you have something nice to drink with you and you’ll settle in for a chance to read this interview with author, Nan Evenson and the feature on her children’s book, GOOD NIGHT (not really). The book is illustrated by Karina MatkevychContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: GOOD NIGHT (not really)”

Kid Lit Village: MIA AND NATTIE: One Great Team!

Happy New Year to all my Kid Lit Village readers! I’m excited to share this picture book at the start of the year as it’s all about love, which is what we could use more of throughout the year. The book is called MIA AND NATTIE: One Great Team! by Marlene M. Bell with illustrationsContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: MIA AND NATTIE: One Great Team!”

Kid Lit Village: Gratitude

Hello Everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I just want to thank all the children’s authors and illustrators who’ve shared their stories with me. It takes a leap of faith to put yourself out there and answer questions that are available to all on social media. Thank you for trusting me with your creative work and beingContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: Gratitude”

Kid Lit Village Review IT WILL BE OK: A story of empathy, kindness, and friendship

Hello Readers! It’s Friday and time for another Kid Lit Village Review! Today I’m featuring IT WILL BE OK: A story of empathy, kindness, and friendship by Lisa Katzenberger and Jaclyn Sinquett. This story is wonderful in that it models deep listening skills for how to support a friend. Fears are part of life andContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review IT WILL BE OK: A story of empathy, kindness, and friendship”

Kid Lit Village Review: Bringing the Outside In

Friday is review day on Kid Lit Village. Since book reviews are so helpful for readers, authors, and illustrators, I try to leave them whenever I can. BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN is written by Mary McKenna Siddals and illustrated by Patrice Barton. It is published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book capturedContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Review: Bringing the Outside In”

Kid Lit Village: LET’S BE FRIENDS

Hello and welcome to Kid Lit Village blog. I’m delighted to feature this adorable board book, LET’S BE FRIENDS by Violet Lemay, published by Harper Collins. __________Synopsis: This lift-the-flap board book filled with warm and lively illustrations by Violet Lemay teaches toddlers all about friendship. We’re different! We’re the same! Can we be friends? Of courseContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: LET’S BE FRIENDS”