Friday, October 3, 2014

Best Fall Book (and more!) Releases with a STEM Feminist Twist?

I have a confession to make: my wish list of books grows by the day. Actually, probably by the hour. Being a Barefoot Books Ambassador gives me the inside scoop on lots of great new releases, which only increases my list. Then there are awesome book blogs like Growing Book By Book and others that keep me in the know too. Ahhh...I need all the books. Here is what is on my Barefoot wishlist, and they are going to renew your confidence in quality, diverse literature for children. All of these can be accessed through my website home page. (Affiliate links used, thank you for your support!)

Space Song Rocket Ride: I know my kids will love the singalong and I can't wait to see the educational end notes, they will definitely help us do a unit on learning about space!

Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words: The illustrations in the previews I saw were amazing and it shows moms babywearing while working, among many other wonderful things.

Dinosaur stickers. Because they are $5 and there are 160. Enough said.

The Beeman: I really thought we had this book, but I can't find it. This book "Told from the viewpoint of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper, this rhyming text offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the behavior of bees, including: where they live, how honey is made, and what a beekeeper does" There is even a muffin recipe at the end!

Now, drumroll PLEASE. The two princess stories just released by Barefoot are beginner chapter books.
Kirkus review says of Dara's Clever Trap, "Happily-ever-after with a STEM feminist twist: how very timely." Yes, indeed.
Of The Princess of the Springs, Kirkus starts the review, "Venturing past Disney princesses, here is Ibura, Brazilian Princess of the Springs."

Now, these books made me think. Can you imagine what they will do for our children?

1 comment:

  1. We love every Barefoot Book we own (and it's a lot!). I can't wait to read some of the new titles!


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