I hope you’ll (re)discover what inspires and refuels you. This book may help!Read More
Like great friends, great stories can inspire us to be our best self. Sometimes seeing ourselves in these stories can help us to feel at home and give us a sense of belonging.Read More
Great for children of all abilities and those of us who are still figuring out who we want to be while navigating a world that often tries to tell us who we are.Read More
Ruby’s Sword is a wish I have for children of today.Read More
Have you seen the Asian Pacific American Heritage Collection from Lee & Low? Now’s your chance to win three books from it. But hurry, this giveaway ends soon!Read More
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree is an ode to those who teach us what to do with the lemons life gives us, how to turn the bitter into sweet and be better for it.Read More
Little Miss is Destined for Greatness plants a seed of belief in one’s self.Read More
In looking at the colorful quilt pieced together with parts of her grandma’s saris I can’t help but think of the nontangible gifts our loved ones start creating for us long before they depart.Read More
This bilingual book, both complex yet easy to follow, is a bridge in its own right …Read More
…sadness only visits us for a time, passing through until we meet again.Read More
My daughter and I recently finished reading Ellie Ultra: Superhero for President. The two of us adore Ellie and found ourselves cheering aloud at the end! She’s smart, caring, brave and a rather super superhero. What makes her most super, in my mama opinion, are her most human like characteristics such as her ability to make mistakes. Even heroes make them, but they learn from them and fight to make things right. This is what happens when it comes time for Ellie to save her school after things go awry during her run for Class President. Ellie finds a way to make things right.
Author Gina Bellisario manages to make this story relatable, action packed and often humorous. Fun illustrations by Jessika von Innerebner are sprinkled throughout making this book enjoyable for all ages.
Ellie shows readers that all of us have the power to make a difference, and with ease her story helps to facilitate a conversation about the ways we can. One superhero power present in all of us when the opportunity presents itself is voting! As Ellie says: “How else can you fight for life, liberty and the pursuit of more story time?”
Yes to more story time!
In the final pages is a glossary, some talking points such as what makes a good leader and activities for readers. This book is an awesome early chapter book (ages 6-8) and made for a great read aloud. Thank you Gina for gifting us a copy of your book and for teaming up with us for this super giveaway!
One randomly selected winner will win a signed copy of 3 of the latest books from the Ellie Ultra series (Thank goodness it’s a series because my daughter’s already asking for more Ellie!):
ELLIE ULTRA: SUPERHERO FOR PRESIDENT
ELLIE ULTRA: MIGHTY PET SITTER
ELLIE ULTRA: CAMP HERO DOUBLE TROUBLE
Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST April 12th. Visit us on Instagram at @LittleLightofMineLibrary to enter!
I’d like to think that regardless of what they do or don’t look like, the hearts are the same and this is why they found their way home to one another. Read More
Kindness cards + book recommedation cards. Like kindness, these are better when shared!Read More
I’m currently dreaming up a (metaphorical) treehouse of my own while finding inspiration in this book’s pages.Read More
A sweet little shop in Woodland Hills, California.Read More
”broken can mend”
Arguably the most important words in this book.
“If all the world were springtime,
I would replant my grandad’s birthdays
so that he would never get old.”
So much has come from our initial moments of gathering around a box that contains magic in the form of a book. Book mail really is the best mail.Read More
“You cannot hold it.
You cannot give it to someone in exchange for a snack.
We’ve only got what we’ve got.”
Perhaps that is love defined in its most simple and most grand form.Read More