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Why I read Kidlit?

Books help me deal with the overwhelming sadness of our modern and cruel society.

๐ŸŒ  Books like this one may just be considered for children only, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™™๐™š ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™–๐™™๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™จ who still feel joy, happiness, colors, words, expressions, and humor like children do. (I like to think I am one of those adults.)

๐ŸŽจ I love reading adult novels, but books like this one or middle-grade books (that teach us so much about behavior and psychology) I buy because it's like buying one or two hours of smiling.

๐Ÿ’š Thank you to all creators and publishers who bring joy and moments of happiness into our lives instead of pain.

Book two: Zips and Eeloo make a friend will come out next October published by @andrewsmcmeelkids #zipandeeloomakehummus

Find it here.

Did you know this book is a song?

Try not to cry while listening...

From artwork to powerful content, this is an amazing book, and if you hear it with the song... I dare you not to tear up.

We are pulled into the pride of memory and tradition, mention of three generations, the little girl and her mother, and Granny Liza. Granny flew every night, nothing and no one kept her down.

The size and format are perfect and I can't stop rereading it. It's very beautiful.

(official video from youtube)

Find the book here. ALA Awarded book.

From the publisher:


A Coretta Scott Kingโ€“John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner"This magical picture book will have readers entranced. Sublime."โ€”Kirkus Reviewsย (starred review)In a companion to Build a House, Rhiannon Giddensโ€”winner of multiple Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize and cofounder of the Carolina Chocolate Dropsโ€”gives wing to a moving tale of grace and transcendence, with acclaimed artist Briana Mukodiri Uchendu. Atย a sparrowโ€™s urging, a young girl feels a mysterious trembling in her arms, a lightness in her feet, a longing to be free. Her mother tells her that her Granny Liza experienced the same, as did many of their people before her. Perhaps itโ€™s time, Mama says, to slip the bonds of earth and join the journey started long ago. To hold each other tight and rise. Drawing on lyrics from the song โ€œWe Could Flyโ€ by Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell, which in turn draw on a heritage of African folklore, this incantatory dialogue between a mother and daughter paired with startlingly beautiful illustrations celebrates love, resilience, and the spiritual power of the โ€œold-time waysโ€โ€”tradition and shared cultural memoryโ€”to sustain and uplift.

Recent reads that will come out soon:

Release Day: February 27th

Book Review:

Ahahah so awesome and cute. It presents us with three episodes, he always naps in each for a bit but there is something to solve and we get an answer. My favorite story is the first when he is trying to catch the sun spot on the ground to keep it in the same place so he can nap. The last one is also very sweet. Perfect for young readers with large images, not too many panels per page, and simple text easy to read.

Thank you, Publisher and Netgalley for this e-Arc.

Find the book here.

My review

4.5 A very beautiful grief but also a hopeful story in a dialogue between the boy and the tree remembering the boy's grandfather. The message is very beautiful and powerful. I like that the tree although sounds very confident of herself and independent also needs the boy's help. The tree says many things that can be interpreted as life lessons.

The colors and illustrations are as strong and powerful as the message with warm autumn colors.

Thank you, Publisher and Netgalley for this e-arc.

Find the book here.

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