Disclosure: I received picture book copies to assess. All opinions are my own.
Reading can help nurture your child’s growing brain. That’s why it’s important to ensure children have access to books. Bicultural Mama has partnered with Sleeping Bear Press to offer four picture book giveaways to readers. Check out these new releases and enter via the entry forms below each book.
Pippa & Percival, Pancake & Poppy: Four Peppy Puppies
Warm, playful illustrations depict the puppies’ glee during their adventures. The text, written in rhyme and with wordplay and alliteration, make it a joy for adults to read and children to listen to. Pippa & Percival, Pancake & Poppy is recommended for children ages 4-8 years. Available on Amazon, Sleeping Bear Press, and other major book retailers.
By Lucy Branam
What happens when you discover an octopus on your roof? Nora knows the octopus on her roof is super cool, but the adults aren’t so sure. When the roof octopus starts helping neighbors with their errands, they all end up embracing this friendly creature. Nora asks the roof octopus to come to her school’s show-and-tell on Friday. The next day, the roof octopus disappears. Nora waits and waits, until one day when she finds out where he went.
This imaginative tale captures a child’s touching friendship with a creature in a way that children can relate to. Illustrations with bold, deep colors and fine details will keep kids tuned in. The book is recommended for children ages 5-8 years. Available on Amazon, Sleeping Bear Press, and other major book retailers.
A Horse Named Jack
By Linda Vander Heyden
Jack the horse feels bored when no kids visit him at the farm. To cure his boredom, he escapes his stall and ventures into loads of fun and a bit of trouble in this playful tale. From discovering sticky spider webs to angering his neighbor by eating her carrots, Jack explores the world around him with zest.
Written in rhyme, the storyline highlights sequential numbers 1 through 10 to help educate young children through the storyline. Unlike many books that feature numbers 1 to 10, this book also showcases a reversing sequence of 10 to 1 as Jack runs back home to his stall. Illustrations full of expression include a diverse cast of human characters. A Horse Named Jack releases on 4/15/18. The book is recommended for children ages 0-4 years. Available on Amazon, Sleeping Bear Press, and other major book retailers.
W is for Welcome: A Celebration of America’s Diversity
By Brad Herzog
This educational and relevant book celebrates the cultural diversity that makes up the foundation of America. Following the alphabet, W is for Welcome uses both poetry and expository text to teach kids about everything from Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty to Albert Einstein and Irving Berlin (songwriter of “God Bless America”).
Illustrated by 15 nationally acclaimed artists, W is for Welcome reflects today’s diverse society and embraces the contributions this melting pot has brought to America. Parents and educators can download a free Teacher’s Guide with activities that kids can do a home or at school. W is for Welcome releases on 4/15/18. The book is recommended for children ages 6-10 years. Available on Amazon, Sleeping Bear Press, and other major book retailers.