Category: LBYR blog

Read It & Eat It: Waffles and Pancake

We are all VERY big CatStronauts fan, so it’s no surprise that we are truly ecstatic about Drew Brockington’s first CatStronauts Kitten Adventure, Waffles and Pancake: Planetary-YUM. This early reader…

Oddball Facts for Inquisitive Kids

If the kid in your life is anything like my younger brother, they can’t get enough of fun facts. That includes facts about hidden histories; facts about puzzling people; and,…

Halloween Reads to Give You the Shivers

It’s spooky season and for me that has always meant it’s time to gather with my family and cuddle on the couch with a warm blanket, snacks, and a scary…

Picture Books to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On the second Monday of October, Indigenous Peoples’ Day works to recognize the Indigenous communities that have lived in the United States for thousands of years. In honor of the…

Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th-October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month, and this time of year celebrates the influence and contributions of Hispanic Americans in the history and culture of the United States. We…

Wildfire Books for National Fire Prevention Week

With the increasing prevalence of extreme climate events like wildfires, National Fire Prevention Week is more important than ever. Commemorate it this year by checking out one of the following…

Picture Books about Trees for Your Little Tree Hugger

It’s the perfect time of year to spend some time in the great outdoors. If your little one is a tree hugger, or if you want to share your own…

20 Todd Parr-isms for 20 Years of IT’S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT

We are who we are because of Todd Parr! Whether we’re learning our ABCs, or learning how to love ourselves, Todd teaches us through his signature color and charm, in…

Middle Grade Environmentalism

As a self-proclaimed tree hugger, there is nothing I love more than getting cozy with a good book that sings with love for our planet and all the creatures we…

Early Reader Graphic Novels

Great news! You don’t have to choose between inspiring stories and stunning illustrations for your emerging reader. You and your little ones can enjoy both—at the same time. From dynamic…

1 Author, 7 Questions: Adam Borba

Calling all adventure seekers, monster lovers, and quiet kids searching for their voice, The Midnight Brigade by Adam Borba is here, and is packed with quirk and charm! When Carl Chesterfield…

Pick a Semi-Magical Skill, Get a Fully-Magical Book

Looking for your next magical read? Pick your semi-magical skill and get a page-turning book recommendation!  

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