Whether you’re looking for more great books to gift to kiddos in your life this holiday or looking for great reads for the holiday break, here’s a handful of new titles I wanted to share with you…
01. Here’s To Your Dream! (A Teatime with Noah Book)
Written by Dave Hollis; Illustrated by Arief Putra
If you follow Dave Hollis, you may have seen his adorable videos a few years ago with his daughter, Noah. They were fun and inspiring moments between the two giving pep talks to themselves in a way that we all need. Inspired by those videos, they’ve created a book where Dave and his daughter Noah drink tea and toast and are whisked away to magical adventures. She learns that problems and adversities are parts of accomplishing your dreams, and if you push through and don’t quit, you can do it, too!
02. Animal Rescue Friends: Friends Fur-Ever!
Written by Jana Tropper; Illustrated by Genevieve Kote and Leo Trinidad
For older kids who are solid readers, this is graphic novel with a diverse group of friends (and their diverse pets!) who work together to solve problems. These books are so cute and my daughter loves them!
03. A Very Asian Guide to Korean Food
Written by Michelle Li; Illustrated by Sunnu Rebecca Choi
I love these guides, and I love Korean food, so I was so happy to get this book. The guide walks through several mainstays of Korean food and explains what the food is, how it’s made, and how it’s best shared. And my favorite page? Korean corndogs!
04. A Kids Book About Being Inclusive
By Ashton Mota & Rebekah Bruesehoff
You know how much I love A Kids Book About – they tackle complex subjects in manageable ways for kids and their grown-ups. This particular book is such a good reminder for all of us (kids and grownups alike) on why being inclusive is important. As they say in the intro – “If we’re serious about a creating a world where everyone feels welcomed, we need to start with inclusion.”
05. Love Your Amazing Self: Joyful Verses for Young Voices
Written by Ofosu Jones-Quartey; Illustrated by Ndubisi Okoye
This beautiful book of poems and verses remind us that while it is important to be kind and loving to those around you, you must also be kind and loving to yourself!
06. Create Your Bright Ideas
Written by Jess Ekstrom; Illustrated by Nadia Fisher
This is an interactive journal that invites the reader to believe in the power of dreaming and to make their dreams a reality. The fun quotes, exercises, and coloring pages keep your kids engaged and inspired. Definitely for older readers and a great start to get those wheels turning and dreaming big.
07. Oh So Kind!
Words by Joy Cho; Art by Angie Stalker
This is one of my Oh Joy! Story books! I love this one because it teaches kindness and caring for family, friends, and community. But there are also so many small details that make this book a gem! Our kind llama is in a wheelchair, their father is a stay-at-home dad, Mom is a CEO, and there is community in a busy city. Plus, it’s lift-the-flap for lots of fun surprises.