Hello Readers! Welcome to Kid Lit Village, where we feature new release children’s books every Monday. Today’s featured book is SQUISH SQUASH SQUISHED by Rebecca Kraft Rector and illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte, set for release in February 2021. Synopsis: When Max and Molly complain about being squished in the back seat of their gracious-spacious automobile, MomContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: SQUISH SQUASH SQUISHED”


Claire Annette Noland5.0 out of 5 starsĀ A fun bedtime book for young readers Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2021 Verified Purchase Brave Kelsey always knows just what her brother, Thomas, needs – bandages, sandwiches, and help finding lost teddy bears. But there is one thing that Kelsey is afraid of, Monsters. So,Continue reading “Book Review: THE LULLABY MONSTERS”


Hello Readers! Today on the Kid Lit Village blog series we are featuring author, Jess Hernandez and her new book, FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL, illustrated by Mariano Epalbaum. FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL is published by Capstone and recommended for children 5-6 years. Synopsis: FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL is the story of Milly,Continue reading “Kid Lit Village: FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL”


Hello Readers! I’m glad you stopped by the blog today. For our first blog post with the brand new shiny name, Kid Lit Village, I’m featuring the fiction picture book, I MISS YOUR SUNNY SMILE by Deb Adamson and Anne Zimanski which is coming out in February, 2021. And here’s the preorder link for aContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: I MISS YOUR SUNNY SMILE”

Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker: Read Aloud

Hello Readers! Pancake Day is February 16, 2021 and I’ve uploaded a read aloud video for you to enjoy! Katie Shaeffer, read by the author, (that’s me!) is a great book for your 3-8 year old, especially those who enjoy characters like Jillian Jiggs. And yes, those are my very dry hands in the video.Continue reading “Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker: Read Aloud”

Kid Lit Village: Bringing Together Children’s Book Creators and Readers

Hello Readers! Did you know the name from last year’s Kid Lit Love blog is changing to Kid Lit Village! And we have this cute new infographic featuring art by Paula Nasmith. I hope you’ll stop by and discover new books this year. Most books will be picture books, both fiction and non-fiction with theContinue reading “Kid Lit Village: Bringing Together Children’s Book Creators and Readers”

Pancake Day!

Hello Readers! I just realized, Pancake Day is on Feburary 16, 2021. Did you know Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday? In the Christian tradition, people indulged in pancakes just before Lent, when it was customary to give up the ingredients in pancakes (eggs, sugar, milk). KATIE SHAEFFER PANCAKE MAKER was written withContinue reading “Pancake Day!”

Kid Lit Love Blog Break

Hello Readers! It has been such a pleasure interviewing authors and illustrators for the Kid Lit Love series this year. Just a quick post with a few of my most loved picture books for you. Do you have a picture book coming out in 2021? Please get in touch as I would love to featureContinue reading “Kid Lit Love Blog Break”