• New Picture Books Released March 2021 - great new picture book releases
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    New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: March 2021

    March is another great month for new picture book releases! I have enjoyed making these monthly lists again this year. In case you missed it, you can see the picture books I have been excited to read with my kids from previous months: New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: January 2021 New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: February 2021 And if you have kids that read middle grade (or are an adult that reads middle grade, I am!) here are some new releases for middle grade books as well. If you know of any good books being published this year I would love it if you…

  • The Best Picture Books of 2020 - the best picture books for kids published in 2020
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    The Best Picture Books Published in 2020

    It’s time for one of my favorite book lists of the year: The Best Picture Books Published in 2020! Well, okay, this is my first time every writing this particular post but I’ve made lists for the past number of years and it’s a fun annual one to write. In case you are curious, here are are favorites from previous years: The Best Picture Books of 2016 The Best Picture Books of 2017 The Best Picture Books of 2018 The Best Picture Books of 2019     I also like to do a mid-year version of this post, here’s The Best Picture Books of 2020 (so far) from a few…

  • 2021 New Picture Book Releases - great sounding picture books that are being released February 2021
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    New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: February 2021

    I’m excited to share a list of books that are coming out in February that sound really good! In case you missed it, I recently shared a post that had January’s new picture book releases as well as middle grade novels that are being released in the first few months of 2021. Once again, I’ve spent quite a bit of time sifting through picture books that are being released and I think I’ve found some really good winners! Obviously, I haven’t actually been able to read these books yet so I can’t promise they are going to be amazing but I hope so. I hope to read as many of…

  • Great Middle Grade Books - books to read for grade 4, grade 5 and grade 6!
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    14 Great Novels for Middle Grade

    A couple times a year I like to make a list of the books my kids have each been reading in the last few months. Today I’m going to share some great middle grade books. These are some that my daughter, who is in grade five, has been enjoying lately. Some of these she’s on to the second, third or fourth book in the series already but I’ll just share the info for book one since it doesn’t make sense to share about books that are later in the series. I think these books would be good for most kids from grade four through six (and up, honestly, I’m an…

  • January 2021 New Picture Book Releases - Anticipated Picture Book Releases we are excited about!
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    New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: January 2021

    Last week I shared a list of middle grade books coming at in the first few months of the year and this week I thought I would share some new picture book releases that sound really good. Originally I was going to make this list include picture books that were coming out January through to March but I got started with the list and realized there were enough good sounding books to make separate monthly lists! I actually did this a few years ago and so I guess this year I am bringing back the monthly picture book releases lists. I’ve spent quite a bit of time sifting through picture…

  • Middle Grade Books Coming Out in 2021 That I'm Looking Forward to! Middle Grade Anticipated Releases for January-March - Middle Grade books coming out in January 2021, February 2021 and March 2021
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    Anticipated Middle Grade Releases in 2021: January-March

    For the first time this year I am paying attention to release dates of new books. I am blaming it on the fact that for the last year I have been in the depths of BookTube sharing about what I’ve been reading and hearing about the books everyone else is excited about. I shared on my YouTube channel about some of the books I am excited to read in the first bit of this year and I thought it would be fun to make a list of solely middle grade books that are coming out this year that I am excited about. Obviously I’ve never read any of these books…