Saw this on the feed of @luandbeanread and stopped dead in my tracks: I want this book!!! ❤️ That concept/title KILLS!!! #creative#fun
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I was not sure what to expect of BABY'S FIRST BANK HEIST, but what I got was a very clever, rhyming story that made me laugh out loud.
Baby Frank wanted a pet so bad that he resorts to robbing a bank. Being a baby, his decision-making about what pet to buy leaves much to be desired. He manages to hide the meerkat, but eventually his mom finds the rhino in the shed.
What to do with all the animals? To pay back the bank, the family opens a zoo. To anyone concerned about the message the heist is sending to kids, Baby Frank does has to serve his time by cleaning up and leading tours. 😂
This is one of the most original picture book ideas I've seen in awhile. I really enjoyed it!
Written by Jim Whalley. Illustrated by Stephen Collins (@stephencollinscomics). Available on 3/19/19 from Bloomsbury Publishing (@bloomsburypublishing).
Thank you, @phaidonsnaps for sending this beautiful advance copy of Seeing Stars: A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations! Printed in brilliant spot colours, with impossibly fine foil and perforated 'star dots' on the jacket, it is a prime example of the Phaidon sensibility, and commitment to the highest production values. It is also an example of another wonderful collaboration with my inspired editor @mayagart publisher @obcessily and ridiculously talented art director @meggsbenedict! ⠀
Reading to the kids is one of my favorite things to do!! They both love to read(look at books)! They both have a full bookshelf! I am always on the hunt for people selling big lots of books! We read them, love them and then pass them onto Savannah's school! I pray they always love to read becuase a library card is free and knowledge is key!
It's always great to welcome artists like Robert Trujillo (1st two) and Einat of @mycreationsbox to the market. Robert is an illustrator and children's book Author. @mycreationsbox makes cool kid craft boxes, perfect for your next kid birthday party. They'll be at the final market this Saturday, stop by and say hi!
Yesterday we tried story time with Nana (who lives interstate) via FaceTime. It kind of worked? The tiny reader loves screens, which helped keep his attention. He was initially very excited and made it most of the way through One Woolly Wombat before he got distracted.
Next step is to figure out the best positioning for the iPad and the tiny reader for comfort, camera angle and inaccessibility 😂
The day didn't start off so pretty but it's turning out to be a stunner!
Hunter and I are doing jobs in town today like looking at plants for Ohau landscaping, picking up wooden boarding, gates, stain and currently we are sitting on driftwood by the ocean 🌊
Lunch, staining boards, pick up Izzy, horse riding lesson, dinner, more board staining then XCK book work. Today is a better day!
My five-year-old son loves illustrating his own stories and then he wants me to write words to them. Every story he illustrates looks amazingly similar, everything is always battling, (of course, he’s a little boy) and yet the end story is constantly evolving. Here’s one of his books. Scroll to read it. #kidsbooks#create#imagine#illustrate
"If they call you a "Muzzlam,"...Tell them that a Muslim (emphasizing how to say it correctly) is a person who practices the religion of Islam...rooted in love, discipline, and striving to be a good person."
"If they say "go home,"...Tell them that Muslims have been part of our country since its very beginning, and that we have been here for centuries."
"But if they call you a "friend,"...Tell them you are grateful for their friendship. Join them in the cause of fairness and goodness and kindness, toward all people, of all backgrounds and faiths."
~Hana Khan 📚
•Excepts from, How to Pass the Test, (We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, 2018)
These powerful words are from our Author of the Day...Hena Khan!
As a child Khan's world was books! Her love and passion for reading naturally evolved into her love and passion for writing children's books! Khan reflects her culture and religion as a Pakistani-American Muslim through her writing in stories like:
☆Night of the Moon (2008)
☆Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns (2012)
☆Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets (2018)
☆Under My Hijab (2019)
☆Amina's Voice (2017)
☆Zayd Saleem Series
💞Khan has even written a book featuring my most beloved and favorite storybook character, Curious George!!!
☆It's Ramadan, Curious George (2016)
Visit www.henakhan.com to learn more about this influential writer! (Source/Photo) Connect @henakhanbooks 📖
We might have a book obsession in our house, but isn’t there just something visually beautiful about books? Old books or shiny books, they have such character of their own before you even read them. We love to collect holiday books and bring them out together to reminisce and enjoy. Come read more about books in our family on the blog! #halloweenbooks#welovebooks#holidayreading#familytradition#kidsbooks#4kids
📚Its been a while since I’ve reviewed books that you might find worthy of sharing with the little readers in your lives. Hopefully I can keep up with this regularly as I enjoy doing them too! 😊
‘It’s time for bed’ by Adele Geras and Sophy Williams is a great bedtime read that both my kids have been requesting as the finale to our evening routine! Its about a bunny rabbit who is being ushered to bed by Mummy Bunny but is finding all sorts of excuses to delay it (sound familiar?!) The excuses begin from wanting to put all the other animals to sleep first, for which Mummy Bunny sings them each their own unique lullaby as they make their way through the jungle, wishing everyone goodnight, until arriving home and following their bedtime routine to finally doze off.
📚If you have little ones who enjoy rhymes and singing like mine do, they will have a treat with this - the songs/ lullabies are sweet and calming, so you need not fear them making the kids excitable just before bed 😂 The plot and dialogues are also relatable with kids so its something they can identify with. The text is simple enough for my 5-year old to read and we are almost at the point of memorising these to heart 🙊
What’s your kids’ favourite bedtime book these days?
If you don’t succeed on your first try, keep the faith and hold your vision. .
This was one of the very first attempts at creating the book. @kfhox was worried about making the book “perfect” and couldn’t figure out if she should do the illustrations in water color, marker, acrylic, etc. She storyboarded the entire book in one day, but the full size illustrations took almost two years to push out. When she finally let go of the notion of perfection and moved out of her head into her heart, the book finished itself. She ended up releasing a coloring book to allow others to decide how they wanted to fill it in. When she took yet another step in trusting herself, she colored in all the illustrations and put it into the hands of Archway Publishing to provide support for the publication of the book on @barnesandnoble @amazon & @amazonkindle which is now available. .
Moral of the story: FOLLOW YOUR HEART & TRUST YOURSELF! 💜🎨💫 ...................................................... #kfhox#screamingtobefree#screamingtobefreethebook#stbfthebook#book#author#illustrator#trustyourself#trusttheprocess#thefuture#nextgeneration#kidsbooks
"Here Comes the Rain"
The work that I remember was with @styleskinny USA. The work was just a fairy tale, the wonderful author Renee A S. Berry turned to me, and it was very nice to meet her, although we live on different parts of the globe!