Picture Book Review: “My Shining Star”

Picture Book Review: “My Shining Star”

It isn’t easy being a mom and a full-time working professional, yet there are so many families living within this scenario. Author Neha Das has written a tender story about the relationship between a child and her working mom in “My Shining Star.”

Picture Book Review: “My Mom the Fairy”

Picture Book Review: “My Mom the Fairy”

When Daisy, the pet dog-turned-unicorn spills the last of the Fizzle Flakes, Sage finds out there’s more to her mom than meets the eye! “My Mom the Fairy” is an enchanted adventure to the land of Fizzle Valley where Sage and her mom go on the hunt for more of these magical flakes. Why are Fizzle Flakes so important? Well, if you’re a part-time tooth fairy, these flakes are a necessary part of the job!

Picture Book Review: Wendy Willow Water Ballerina

Picture Book Review: Wendy Willow Water Ballerina

Wendy Willow started taking synchronized swimming lessons at 11 years old. The story takes readers on the journey with Wendy as she makes new friends, develops her “Synchro” skills, and discovers a passion for a team sport that will remain with her throughout her life. Spoiler Alert! Wendy Willow is the author, Diane Garcia and her story makes for a lovely memoir in “Wendy Willow Water Ballerina.”

Picture Book Review: Rosalee the Seeker

Picture Book Review: Rosalee the Seeker

“Rosalee the Seeker: A Sensory Processing Disorder Story” written and illustrated by Nicole Filippone is an empowering story of a little girl with a heart as pure as gold and an endless supply of enthusiasm. Rosalee is expressive and passionate about the things she enjoys, thing like drawing and creating, singing and playing. Sometimes she does things she’s not supposed to do – but, “not on purpose!” Rosalee has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and that means she just needs a little bit of help learning certain things, like personal space and organizing herself and her belongings. When Rosalee starts seeing Ms. Kat she learns so many things that help her get the sensory stimulation she needs – and this makes all the difference for Rosalee!

Picture Book Review: The Adventures of Lula & Buso: A Splash at Victoria Falls

Picture Book Review: The Adventures of Lula & Buso: A Splash at Victoria Falls

“A Splash at Victoria Falls” is the first book in The Adventures of Lula and Buso by the brother and sister team of Mubuso Zamchiya and Mudiwa Zamchiya. In this debut adventure Lula and Buso travel with Baba, their daddy, to Victoria Falls. While Baba is working he arranges a guided tour for Lula and Buso to visit the Livingstone Museum and Victoria Falls.