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Book Recommendations (August 2021)

I can't believe we're in August already! I seem to say this every month... Though I'm working on editing my WIPs, it may be awhile before you read my next book but here are some other awesome books for you, including a chapter book, rhyming ABC book and even a book about fractions. Scroll down to read more about them.


The Light by Leigh Anne Fortner (Author), Anastassiya Selezneva (Illustrator)

Book Description:

This beautifully illustrated children's book will help your child to see the goodness and beauty that surrounds us in this world while also exploring one woman's journey through grief. Discover with your child how love can spread and grow to every creature, where this love comes from, and that this love is with them always.

Why I like this book:

This is a must-read for all children and adults. We should all learn to spread the light and share God's love with others. I love how it was told through rhyme as well as an old woman's journey through grief. It shows how the light was passed on to her, bringing her out of darkness. It makes the concept of spreading love and kindness to others clear and easy to understand for young children. The illustrations are also beautiful. Highly recommend this book, especially for Christian families and churches.

The LittleBig Detectives: Lorelai and Niami, the True Duo of Crime Solving

by Alexandra Antipa (Author), SKlakina SKlakina (Illustrator)

Book Description:

A mystery chapter book to spark your child's imagination, with enchanting illustrations. The perfect bedtime read for young minds passionate about detective stories!

Lorelai is a bright little girl who adores mysteries. Like all the other great detectives in the world, she has an equally dazzling assistant, Niami, the toy cat with a nose for fishy business. Together, they engage in a mission of vital importance: catching misbehaving toys in the act and teaching them a lesson.

Why I like this book:

I really liked the idea and concept of the story having the little girl solve mysteries with her toy cat involving all her other toys. It is a very imaginative and creative story and the mysteries are all so interesting and intriguing, teaching some great morals and lessons as well. I read this on the Kindle and the text is a little small to read as you can't enlarge it, so I'd recommend getting the paperback. There are some cute illustrations throughout the book as well. The language is a little advanced so it can be challenging for younger readers (there is a glossary at the end), but I quite liked this writing style, which is similar to some older children's classics. It sometimes addresses the reader directly so it's like having a conversation with the narrator. A very cleverly written book that will take the reader on an adventure through the eyes of a toddler and her many toys. Definitely worth a read.

Learning Colors: (Early Learning with Rosy Ladybug) by Marcela Brué-Lotz (Author, Illustrator)

Book Description:

Ages: 3 to 5

Understanding color is an essential building block for Early Learning. Children will love learning the colors with Rosy, the adorable little ladybug! Join Rosy on a colorful adventure while she searches for a special birthday present for her mommy.

Learning Colors is Book 1 of the Early Learning with Rosy Ladybug book series. It features extra bright and colorful illustrations along with a newly updated interactive storyline. Questions and discussion points will keep children engaged as each color is introduced, while fun and educational color games found at the end of the book will reinforce learning.

Why I like this book:

What a cute book to teach little ones about colors! I liked the sweet storyline about Rosy getting flowers for her mommy and learning about colors at the same time from Mrs Honeybee. It also teaches the names of different flowers which match those colors and ends with an activity to find different objects with the colors and matching colors. A fun and interactive book with a sweet storyline, and lovely illustrations!

The King’s Riddle: A Chocolate Conundrum by Kayla Anne Walker (Author), Sara Danae Friel (Illustrator)