Children Diversity Reading Challenge

Eraser by Anna Kang, Illustrated by Christopher Weyant will make you want to BUY! MORE! ERASERS!!

Eraser by Anna Kang, Illustrated by Christopher Weyant
will make you want to BUY! MORE! ERASERS!!

If you’re in love with all things BTS then you’ll love this gem. Eraser, our heroine, is ALWAYS cleaning up everyone else’s messes and she never gets credit for her valuable work. Woe is the day when the markers, crayons, glue, and everyone else realizes that when Eraser is gone, nothing is right! If I were a revenge seeking kind of person, then this turn of events would be so satisfying to say “I Told You So”. But still, Eraser gets her day to SHINE. How? Like I’m gonna spoil that for you, are you kidding?

If you love adorbs kids books, you’ll also want to check out You Are (Not) Small by Kang and her husband. It’s also thoroughly delightful as it teaches the littles about big and small and relative size. Hey does this Eraser look a little like what little PammyPam might look like? hmmmmm maybe. If you wanna see something suuuuuuuper adorbs go to Anna Kang’s website and find the pic of her smooshy little face as a toddler in a traditional hanbok. Oh the squishy cheeks!

All of Kang’s books are super cute and fun for littles to read on their own. They tackle easy to understand “problems” that kiddos can understand. I mean, if you’ve read I am (Not) Scared, you’ll understand.

Grab this book now and donate it to your little’s classroom and snag a copy for yourself so you can have it at home too. It’s that good. Eraser’s unite!

P.S. this qualifies for the Diversity Reading Challenge.


Books Children Holiday Gift Guide

Calling All Globe-Toddlers! See the World with My Little Cities by Jennifer Adams


The holiday season is right around the corner (oh noes!) and that means trips to visit grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Teach your globe toddlers all about the world with these super adorbs (and travel friendly) titles:

  • My Little Cities: San Francisco. Not only will your traveler recognize some of the city’s’ best tourist spots; but the book rhymes!
  • My Little Cities: New York. You’ll see the Empire State, the NYPL lions, Times Square and other famous haunts.
  • My Little Cities: Paris. Across the pond you’ll visit Shakespeare and Co bookstore, The Louvre, the all important Eiffel Tower, and a really strange ossuary that even I didn’t know existed.
  • My Little Cities: London. Grab the train and head for Buckingham Palace or the famous spot where the Beatles walked, and don’t forget Big Ben.

The best bit about the books is that at the back there’s an appendix of sorts, with explanations of the sights depicted in the book. So it’s like a walking tourist map for the littles! How fun would it be to use these books to plan a vaca for you and your little traveler?



A Color Game for Chester Raccoon by Audrey Penn

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A Color Game for Chester Raccoon by Audrey Penn

Remember The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn?



The adorable and groundbreaking book about separation anxiety? I read it to my littles when they went to school.  Fortunately, Audrey Penn has been busy making more books about cute little Chester raccoon.  I want to read them all!

You can visit her website for fun stuff. Plus, check out the fun book related activities here.

What’s your fave Chester raccoon book? Kissing Hand? Tell me!




A Personalized Back to School Book from and a GIVEAWAY!!

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to remember when your little ones were little.  Sometimes first day of school photos aren’t enough but I’ve found the perfect keepsake, it’s from the people of flattenme!  Flattenme makes personalized books, t-shirts, cups and just about anything you can think of!  All you have to do is choose your item, send a photo of your child and and you can get a one of a kind keepsake that you will enjoy forever.

Here’s the one I had made.  It’s a book (of course!):

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You’ll notice my cute little Ryan’s face on the cover. What child won’t love that?? Let’s look at more pics…

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See how the Ryan’s lil face helps tell the alphabet story? I love it! There’s also a section that teaches kids how to count, with your little one’s face the main character!

I’m SO EXCITED because I coerced convinced the nice people of to give one away to one of my lucky readers. USA and CANADA! YAY!

So here’s what will happen. You’ll enter the giveaway.  You’ll win.  All you hafta pay is a flat rate shipping of $3.99 (higher in Canada.  Sorry, eh).

And there’s more: Runners up will get a discount code, WOOT!!

Here’s the Rafflecopter entry form.  Contest runs from August 26th to Midnight September 9th.


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