Category: Novel Novice Junior Features

5 New Holiday Picture Books to Gift & Enjoy

5 New Holiday Picture Books to Gift & Enjoy

Looking to add a little holiday cheer to your story time routine? Or maybe you need a gift for a young reader in your life? Here’s a peek at five recent holiday picture books we adore for gifting and/or enjoying yourself. Red & Lulu by Matt Tavares I’ll admit, this book got me a little […]

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National Adoption Month Spotlight: Jack & Almost Jill by Jackie Ruchti

National Adoption Month Spotlight: Jack & Almost Jill by Jackie Ruchti

  Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? To celebrate, Jack & Almost Jill author Jackie Ruchti stops by to talk about her picture book that spotlights adopted families, and share her top ideas for spreading adoption awareness in your community. PLUS – keep reading for your chance to win a copy of […]

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Doctor Who + Roger Hargreaves Series

Doctor Who + Roger Hargreaves Series

If time feels a little wibbly-wobbly this morning, that’s because the TARDIS has landed here at Novel Novice — with a batch of four new, adorable books featuring Doctor Who, and inspired by the beloved Mister Men and Little Miss books by Roger Hargreaves. This new series of Doctor Who books, written and illustrated by […]

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Tiny Overlord Reviews: 5 New Board Books

Tiny Overlord Reviews: 5 New Board Books

Have you met my niece? Jocelynn – Jocie, for short. We also call her the Tiny Overlord. She’s adorable and hilarious, and she loves books. Loves them. This auntie couldn’t be prouder. So Jocie and her mom and I were all thrilled when Simon & Schuster recently sent me a box of five new board […]

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NubeOcho Picture Book Spotlight & Giveaway

NubeOcho Picture Book Spotlight & Giveaway

Today, we’re delighted to be featuring a series of wonderful new picture books that celebrate diversity. Launched in Spain five years ago, NubeOcho began distributing their books in the U.S. earlier this year, and today we’re spotlighting two of their most recent titles. Each NubeOcho book focuses on promoting and celebrating respect towards all types […]

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Star Wars Reads Day: Behind-the-Scenes of Epic Yarns

Star Wars Reads Day: Behind-the-Scenes of Epic Yarns

I totally missed the boat with Star Wars Reads Day this past weekend (October 10th), but I DO still have a cool belated feature for you … a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at Star Wars: Epic Yarns, the needle-felted retelling of the original three Star Wars movies in board book form, perfect for your littlest Jedi. […]

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Top 6 Favorite Children’s Christmas Books

Top 6 Favorite Children’s Christmas Books

When I was in kindergarten, my mom started a really cool tradition that has continued into adulthood. Every year for Christmas, she would buy me one new holiday-themed picture book. I wrote about this very special tradition over at Dads Who Diaper — but for today’s post, I wanted to highlight my top 6 favorite […]

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