What Will You Be?

English, limited Spanish. 4+ years Self-Confidence Career Perseverance Dreams Professions Imagination Creativity Family Encouragement Yamile Saied Méndez & Kate Alizadeh summary Alright listen, I know I’m late to the party on this one. But moving was tough, and adjusting to change is even tougher for me. What Will You Be? is definitely a book that…

What Would You Do in a Book About You?

english 4-8 years Creativity Imagination Empowerment Confidence Jean Reidy & Joey Chou summary This book is a creative take on the limitless possibilities of the readers’ imagination. Writing a book about yourself (or the greater metaphor of living the life you want) can include anything a person can dream up. Some of the options are…

Using What’s Around You: Sustainability & Creativity

english 4 years & up Sustainability Homesteading Foraging Climate Justice Recycling Art/Creativity Various, see each book. Summary: It’s common knowledge that we’re building a homestead, and personally very invested in personal sustainability. Here, I’ve compiled a handful of my most recent favorite books that focus on foraging, sustainability, and artistic projects with recycled materials. 276…

Take Me Outdoors: A Nature Journal for Young Explorers

english 6 years & Up Creativity Journaling Nature Mary Richards Today I’m celebrating the impending release of the newest journal in the young explorers series by author Mary Richards. GIVEAWAY! In honor of the publication of Take Me Outdoors, @pubspotlight and @agnesandaubrey are giving one lucky winner their own copy!  Hit up our post on Instagram to…

jump at the sun: the true life tale of unstoppable storycatcher zora neale hurston

english 4-8 years historical figure writers self-empowerment Alicia D. Williams & Jacqueline Alcántara summary: This gorgeous book goes into detail about the life of writer Zora Neale Hurston, who bounded from adventure to adventure and found notoriety in writing along the way. I love the way the illustrations convey movement and joy, always showing Zora…

Off to See the Sea

Written & Illustrated by:  Nikki Grimes & Elizabeth Zunon For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Black Protagonists Own Voices Imagination Family   Summary:  In this followup story by the pair that brought you Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (winner of the #bookstagang_bestof2020 Future Classics category!) now brings Off to See the Sea, another installment of…

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Written By: Kat Zhang Illustrated by: Charlene Chua For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Self-Esteem, Chinese Culture, Art, Creativity, Own Voices. Summary: Amy is such a fun and buoyant protagonist, and I’m so glad she’s back for another adventure! After an exciting read aloud about dragons, Amy and her classmates…

The Magical Underwater Activity Book

Written & Illustrated by: Mia Underwood For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Art, Creativity, Imagination, Ocean, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Sustainability. Summary: This activity book is a really cool way to involve STEM activities with imagination and art. Creator Mia Underwood makes whimsical Nordic-inspired underwater creatures wearing adorable hats that take…

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

Written by: Andrea Beaty Illustrated by: David Roberts For ages: 4-8 years Language: English, minor Spanish.  Topics Covered: Community Action, Environmentalism, Girls Outdoors, Creativity, Feminism, Girls in Leadership, Latinx, Activism.  Summary:  Sofia Valdez loves her community, and she especially loves helping her community be better.  When her Abuelo injures his ankle slipping on trash and can’t walk Sofia to school anymore,…

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Written by: Andrea Beaty  Illustrated by: David Roberts For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Feminism, Family, Imagination, Creativity, Self-Esteem.  Summary: Rosie is a shy child, but she loves to build things at night when she’s alone in her room.  She wasn’t so shy until she made her uncle a special hat to keep the pythons off…