Release Date: 5th May 2020
New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup’s mission is to empower children everywhere to dream big and live a life they LOVE. How Big Is Your Brave? encourages readers to face their fears and overcome obstacles in order to follow their dreams and reach their goals.
In this inspiring story, a young bunny named Zippy dreams of traveling to outer space. When the opportunity to attend space camp arrives, she worries she might not be capable enough to compete with the other kids. But Zippy’s desire to build her own rocket is bigger than her fear of failing, and through hard work and creativity she ends up making her big dreams come true.
There's a good amount of text but the wording is probably too advanced for early readers. I'd say this book would be good for 6/7-year-olds.
Plastic Soup by Judith Koppens, Andy Engel
A simple story to introduce children to water pollution and little changes that can make a big difference. For children ages 5 and up.
The book contains a valuable lesson for all ages but is probably aimed at 3-7 year olds.
Kids will love this fun picture book about the adventures of two runaway dogs! When Hazel and Kaya discover the open gate, they are ready for an adventure. They wander, and tumble, and play all day. As the sun begins to go down, the pups head home.
But which way is home? They soon realize they are lost. And it’s getting darker, and scarier!
Finally, they begin to recognize sights and smells and sounds. The tired pups retrace their steps and find their way home.
This book is a story about a couple of dogs escaping their yard and larking around before getting lost and having to find their way home. However, it's pointless. There's no "lesson" to learn, the story isn't that entertaining, and it's as basic as a kid's book can get. The illustrations are pretty cute and the vocabulary is simple enough for early readers so I'd recommend for 3-5 year olds.
Alya and the Three Cats by Amina Hachimi Alaoui
Release Date: 16th June 2020
The arrival of a new baby seen by three adorable cats
Maryam and Sami have three cats: Pasha the black angora cat—proud as a pasha really!—Minouche the grey tabby cat found in the street and Amir the playful Siamese. One day Maryam’s belly starts to get bigger and something starts to stir in it. Maryam disappears for a few days and comes back home with something that screams and demands a lot of attention. Their three cats are very confused. What’s going on?
It'd be a good read to help prepare a child for the impending arrival of a sibling as the anxiety and questions the cats have would directly translate.
Probably good for 3-6 year olds.
*All books were review copies received via NetGalley *