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Entries in little lit book series (30)

Tuesday
May012018

little lit book series: family

 

This month’s theme for #littlelitbookseries is family and this is a beautiful tribute to immigrant mothers.

"My mom is a foreigner,

She's from another place.

She came when she was ten years old,

With only one suitcase."

Sometimes it’s difficult for the children of immigrants to understand their parents’ ways—the words they use, their accents, their expressions and terms of endearment (mon petit chou!) are foreign to them.  The foods their mothers make, the clothes they wear and the songs they sing are all different from what everyone else in the neighborhood does.  They feel they have nothing in common with their mothers.  But in the end—Mutti, Mamma, Mummy, Maman—is the most familiar person in the world to them.  Her voice, her cooking, the sound of her slippers shuffling across the kitchen floor—the thought of her and all her ways—feel unmistakably and overwhelmingly like home.

My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me was written by Julianne Moore, illustrated by Meilo So and published by Chronicle Books.

Stop by @littlelitbookseries for more books about family throughout the month and search #littlelitbookseries on Instagram to see what our friends are sharing today.

Tuesday
Mar062018

little lit book series: spring

We have spring on our minds this month for #littlelitbookseries.  The Weather Girls know how to welcome each season with style, making the best of every kind of weather, pelting rain or soporific heat.  THE WEATHER GIRLS is a first book of seasons for little ones, with bright and charming pictures by Aki.  Published by Henry Holt & Co. Books for Young Readers.

We’ll be sharing more spring books all month long at @littlelitbookseries.  And don’t miss these spring-y picks today — search the hashtag #littlelitbookseries on Instagram.  Happy almost spring!

Friday
Nov032017

little lit book series: traditions

This month’s #littlelitbookseries is all about traditions.

“In December, before a single flake has fallen, the cold snap comes.  For a week it is twenty below freezing, and when you walk in the woods, the leaves shatter under your feet like glass.”

When the Moon Comes is about a yearly tradition—a group of friends wait for just the right time of the year in December when the beaver flood freezes into perfect ice.  Wonderful ice.  Magical ice.  They wait until a full moon arrives and head to the frozen lake, sloshing through the snowy terrain.  It’s time for a game of hockey in the cold, blue moonlight, surrounded by silvery trees.  Afterwards, they warm up by the fire with scalding tea and toasty sandwiches.  It is their tradition.  Matt James’ paintings evoke a soft, wintry nostalgia and could not be a more perfect fit for Paul Harbridge’s beautiful prose, story and memories.  A wondrous book and the loveliest tribute to childhood and simpler times.  One of our absolute favorites this year.

When the Moon Comes was written by Paul Harbridge, illustrated by Matt James and published by Tundra Books.

For more books on this month’s theme of traditions, be sure to stop in at @littlelitbookseries throughout the month.  And see what everyone else is sharing today using the hashtag #littlelitbookseries on Instagram.

Wednesday
Jul052017

little lit book series: landmarks

#littlelitbookseries is all about landmarks this month.

Jason Chin has brought many natural wonders to life in his incredible picture books, and his latest is GRAND CANYON.  He weaves together engaging narrative, history and science to provide a trip back in time through one of the largest canyons in the world.  There is so much packed into this book, and an endless amount to learn with each read.  It was no doubt a huge undertaking with loads of meticulous research and hours upon hours of drafts to put this exceptional book together.  We love Jason Chin’s devotion to his craft, and his amazing contributions to #kidlit.  

GRAND CANYON was published by Roaring Brook Press.  Stop by Little Lit Book Series throughout the month for more books with landmarks.

Tuesday
May022017

little lit book series: diversity

#littlelitbookseries is all about #diversity and #diversebooks this month.

The Dinner That Cooked Itself is an old Chinese folk tale brought to life by Kenard Pak’s atmospheric art, beautifully textured and layered.  It tells the story of Tuan, a simple but hard-working man, who one night, shows kindness to the smallest of creatures—a snail.  Tuan’s compassion is rewarded in a magical way.  Readers who are willing to take part in the wonder of this enchanting tale will be rewarded with a story they won’t forget.

The Dinner That Cooked Itself was written by J.C. Hsyu, illustrated by Kenard Pak and published by Flying Eye Books.

Drop by Little Lit Book Series for more diverse books throughout the month, but don’t miss what everyone is sharing today with the hashtag #littlelitbookseries on Instagram.