Books

ALL KIDS ARE GOOD KIDS
by Judy Carey Nevin, illustrated by Susie Hammer
(Little Simon, March 2019)

“A playful celebration of childhood.”–Kirkus

“Don’t mind me as I weep openly over this sweet and gentle and positive board book about how wonderful all kinds of children are! Bonus points for not gendering any of the kiddos also”–Good Reads five-star review

“Adorable book! Words are engaging yet simple to follow and read aloud, Message is clear and what kids need to hear. Pictures are vibrant and captivating. Will buy again and again for gifts.”–Barnes and Noble five-star review

“I bought this for my sister to open at her baby boy’s shower. It’s a beautiful and bold book. It earned many “oohs and ahhs” and was the only book to get passed around [for] all of the attendees to look at. I think people were curious because it offers a powerful message and is way more unique and personal than ‘Goodnight Moon’. It’s also very Instagram-worthy! Love this book through and through. It will be my go-to gift for new parents and their children. Thanks to the creators!”–Amazon five-star review

“Our #BookOfTheWeek this week is All Kids Are Good Kids. This adorable board book celebrates all types of children and the one thing they all have in common- all kids are good kids! No two kids are alike and this charming story celebrates those special differences that make kids both unique and similar. The book proves that while children may appear to be different, they also enjoy many of the same things. It’s these shared differences and similarities that make every kid one of a kind.”–Doorstep Library Instagram post

“Ivy is fascinated by this beautiful little board book which celebrates the fact that all children are different. / The gentle rhyme encourages the reader to think about their own personalities as they explore the detailed illustrations. Are they a big kid or a little kid? Are they calm or a little crazy? Do they like hugs? Are they outdoorsy? Do they like to make a mess? / There is a diverse host of characters, playing in lots of different ways and I like the fact that care has been taken not to genderise the activities. We see little girls climbing, making a mess and dressing as superheroes and little boys snuggling with teddy bears and showing emotion.

The very last page asks ‘What kind of kid are you?’ and I love that this elicits a different response from Ivy every time we read it. As well as encouraging her to think about who she is, it’s also started a wider conversation about the fact we don’t necessarily feel the same way every day, and that’s ok.”–Ivy’s Library Instagram post

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Jacket from Amazon for SCBWI

WHAT MOMMIES LIKE
by Judy Carey Nevin, illustrated by Stephanie Six
(little bee books, board book March 2019, picture book April 2018)

“This book is awesome! My kids ( 4 and 2) love looking at all the details in the illustrations and finding the little things to talk about. It has also inspired them to visit the library. A must-have!”–Amazon five-star review

Best shared in an intimate setting…This duo is sure to reflect some of what readers’ own mommies enjoy and to possibly give them ideas for additional ways to spend time together.“–Kirkus Reviews

The text perfectly matches the perception of a young child—what is enjoyable for them is fun for all…What is very clear is the love between parent and child, shown in both text and illustration, and in the mother’s full engagement with her cub. VERDICT A sweet story perfect for one-on-one sharing.“–SLJ

A sweet-tempered read-aloud about mother-child bonding.“–Publishers Weekly

Be sure to download these great coloring and activity pages:

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WHAT DADDIES LIKE
by Judy Carey Nevin, illustrated by Stephanie Six
(little bee books, board book April 2019, picture book April 2017)

“As a former first grade teacher, I found this book the perfect meld between text and illustration. The younger child will delight in locating the stuffed bunny on each page, while the older reader will take pride in reading it to you! I have (so far!) purchased four copies; as a birth present, first-birthday gift, preschool graduation and (future) grandparent. [July 2017]”–Amazon five-star review

“This is a charming book about a father bear and his cub spending a fun-filled day together…Young listeners will enjoy this delightful tale. It’s perfect for one-on-one sharing.”–School Library Journal

“A pleasing salute to fathers and the time they spend with their children.”–Kirkus Reviews

“…there’s no mistaking the mutual joy these bears find in being together.”Publishers Weekly

“I loved reading this book. I have a special bond with my dad, like most girls do, and when I saw the book I knew I had to [pick] it up and read it. To me, the book holds a special place in my heart and as I flipped through each page, I got nostalgia thinking about all of the things me and my dad did together when I was younger. It is true that my daddy did, and still does love smooches and hugs. I don’t think he will ever outgrow them.”–Good Reads five-star review

Be sure to download these great coloring and activity pages:

Find great Pinterest ideas for activities for children and daddies to do together–and for gifts for daddies.
And, in case you are a knitter–or know one–here’s a Pinterest board of free knitting patterns to pair with What Daddies Like (think baby shower–a hand-knit gift and a book celebrating fatherhood!).

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Picture Book:

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