My First Book About Ramadan

English & Arabic 2+ board book Ramadan Islam Culture & Identity Sara Khan & Ali Lodge summary With Eid al Fitr tonight, I just squeaked in under the wire to share this lovely board book about Ramadan! This is a board book geared towards teaching young children about the month Ramadan, and what Muslim families…

Glow

english Infant & Up Black Boy Joy Poetry Board Books Ruth Forman & Geneva Bowers summary The sequel to Curls is here!! This sweet and poetic board book follows a young boy coming home from playing, taking a bath, and snuggling into bed. The language is beautiful, and the illustrations joyful, comfortable, and warm. Under…

I Could Eat You Up

english Infant & Up Puns Parenting Board Books Jesse Levison summary So this book is just hilarious, and I’m sharing it both for some levity and to once again reinforce my love of puns (especially food-related ones). Since reading, Lee and I have taken to shouting “You’re SHRIMPLY THE BEE-EEST!” at random points throughout the…

love in the wild

Ok, buckle up, I’m sharing a book about animals. A board book that reinforces the phrase “love is love” to be exact. Gay penguins? Yes. Lady cheetahs courting? Gotcha covered. Bighorn sheep falling in love? You betcha.

Baby Young Gifted and Black

English Infant & Up Historical Figures Self-Esteem Own Voices Black Culture & Identity Jamia Wilson & Andrea Pippins Summary: Do I even need to state how adorable this book is? I cannot handle it. I’m sure you’ve seen the brilliant 2018 smash hit by Jamia Wilson & Andrea Pippins with the same name and the…

Curls

Written & Illustrated by:  Ruth Forman & Geneva Bowers For ages: Infant & Up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: Own Voices BIPOC Protagonists Confidence Natural Hair Self-Esteem Friendship   Summary: In this gorgeous and poetic board book, the reader follows four friends that wear their natural hair in different ways. The children are buoyant and play…

Love You Head to Toe

Written & Illustrated by:  Ashley Barron For ages: Infants & Up (Board Book) Language: English Topics Covered: Family Early Literacy Babies Summary:  This adorable board book celebrates babies and their attributes similar to animals! Happy babies yawn like hippos, stretch like starfish, and munch like chipmunks. I love the papercut illustrations and the diverse families portrayed….

Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak & Sockeye Silver, Saltchuck Blue

Illustrated By: Roy Henry Vickers Written by: Robert Budd For Ages: Infant & Up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Nature, Animals, Pacific Northwest, First Nations. Summary: I’m in LOVE with this series! The artwork by Roy Henry Vickers is stunning, and I love the textures that add tactile details for readers. The…

Baby Medical School: Vaccines

Written By: Cara Florance & Jon Florance Illustrated by: Cara Florance For Ages: Infants & Up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Medicine, Vaccines, Science. Summary: In case it needs to be stated, I love vaccines. They have made our lives immeasurably better and help keep our communities safe. With flu season coming up…

Future Baby Series

Written By: Lori Alexander Illustrated by: Allison Black For Ages: Infant & Up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: Careers, STEM, Imagination. Summary: This set of 4 adorable board books compares activities that babies do and different aspects of potential careers. I love how diverse the illustrations are, they show a wide variety of different…