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…

Anyone need some space?

English 5 years & up STEM Space Science Historical Figures Imagination Poetry SEL Various, see each book. Space is cool, amirite? Who isn’t preoccupied at some point with what’s up there, only accessible by rocket? I have three books with space as an overarching theme, but in different and creative ways. The vastness of the…

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…

Anita and the Dragons

english 4-8 years Moving Dominican Identity & Culture Immigration Imagination Community Hannah Carmona & Anna Cunha summary Anita enjoys sitting on the roof and watching the dragons in the sky. Sure, some people call them airplanes…but they look like dragons to Anita. This stunningly beautiful book follows Anita as she goes from just watching the…

Rocket Says Look Up!

english 4-8 years STEM women in science women in STEM Black protagonists Nathan Bryon & Dapo Adeola summary Rocket LOVES space, and her hero is Mae Jemison. The story follows Rocket and her brother Jamal on the day leading up to a meteor shower that Rocket could not be more excited about. She’s made her…

sunday rain: review & giveaway!

Elliot has buried himself in a book on a rainy Sunday afternoon (I can relate to this) and is enthralled in the princess fighting the dragon. Eventually, his mother suggests that he go outside and play in the puddles while she unpacks boxes from their recent move. Elliot is a little nervous to try and make friends, but he goes outside hoping for a big adventure.

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…

my hair is MAGIC!

more books about black identity English 4-8 years BIPOC Protagonists Self-Esteem Natural Hair Imagination Confidence Family M.L. Marroquin & Tonya Engel Summary: This beautiful ode to one girl’s natural and buoyant hair can only be matched by Tonya Engel’s impossibly gorgeous illustrations. Filled to the brim with confidence and curls, our main character struts through…

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…

Ty’s Travels (Series)

Written By: Kelly Starling Lyons Illustrated by: Nina Mata For Ages: 5-7 (Early chapter book) Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Early Readers, Black Protagonists, Family, Imagination, Own Voices. Summary: This series of early chapter books are really sweet, and centers around Ty. Ty is a young Black boy with a big imagination. The two…