DL Acken & Aurelia Louvet
A colourful, comprehensive cookbook that teaches kids (ages 9+) and beginner chefs to cook, and arms them with accessible yet impressive recipes they can make with little to-no parental supervision.
- Let’s Eat brings together kitchen basics, tools, terminology, and 60+ recipes with loads of variations to suit a range of tastes.
- Follow this fun, choose-your-own-adventure style primer, with its bold, colourful photography, kids will soon advance from quick afterschool snacks and summer picnics to breakfasts in bed and full-course family dinners (with dessert, of course). Recipes like:
- Sticky Soda Pop Ribs
- Spaghetti Bolognese
- Falafel Veggie Burgers
- Deviled Eggs
- Pulled Chicken Tacos
- Sweet Potato Curry
- Teriyaki Baked Salmon
- Oven Baked Doughnuts
“Vibrant, fun, and full of tips and recipes that manage to be kid-friendly without being too kiddish. Perfect for budding school-aged cooks!”
—Stacie Billis, Co-host, Didn’t I Just Feed You podcast
Dr. Owlkin and The H.O.M.E Team, a series of children‘s books by Dr. Terri Howard-Hughes & Clint Hughes, has a mission set to change the world by eliminating the stigma around disabled children.
Based in Hopeville, The H.O.M.E (Help Or Motivate Everybody) Team celebrates characters’ differences or disabilities and promotes acceptance and inclusion for children aged 3-8. This series is devoted to raising the self-esteem and confidence of children with special needs and teaching other children acceptance of those with “differences.” Even though others may be “different,” we find that inside, everybody just wants to be loved, encouraged, accepted, appreciated and included. Dr. Owlkin is quick to remind readers, “It’s WHOOOOOO you are on the inside that matters most!”
Dr. Owlkin and the H.O.M.E Team directly benefit St. Jude & Scottish Rite’s Children‘s Hospitals and are currently working toward developing relationships with other children’s charities. Book 5 is set to release this fall, 2023.
The mission of the Doctor Owlkin book series is to raise the self- esteem and confidence of children with special needs, disabilities, or differences and teach other children acceptance and inclusion of those with differences or disabilities. When children look past their differences, they find that inside everyone wants to be accepted, appreciated, included, and encouraged! Doctor Owlkin, the members of The H.O.M.E. Team (Help Or Motivate Everybody), and the characters in the books become the heroes who find a way to make their diversity and differences an attribute or advantage. The stories encourage those with differences to be their best!
The H.O.M.E. Team is led by wise old Doctor Owlkin and loving Nurse Sharky, who bring together their helpers. The first four books in the series tell the amazing stories of each of the helpers. The H.O.M.E. Team includes Trouble, a Bloodhound who was born with extraordinarily long and useful ears; King Tux, a tiny cat who has a BIG personality and smarts; Pirate, a lop-eared rabbit with only one eye who sees the world in a unique way; and Goldie, a Golden Retriever, who was born with 3 1⁄2 legs, but doesn’t let that stop her from being a hero. Each of these characters has adapted and developed special skills – their superpowers – that allow them to uplift and encourage others. Each book addresses a new difference to teach children why that character is special.
As Doctor Owlkin always reminds the team,
“It’s WHOOOOOO you are on the inside that matters most!”
This wry and wisdom-filled children’s book from the author of How To Spot An Artist helps artists aged five and up discover the joy of artistic expression while silencing self-criticism.
Danielle Krysa, a children’s book author and artist, has released a new book called Art & Joy: Best Friends Forever. This inspiring tale is designed to help young artists aged five and up overcome their inner critic and embrace their artistic expression. The book tells the story of two best friends, Art and Joy, who stand up to the “Art Bully” that criticizes their creative endeavors.
Krysa understands that children also have an inner critic, and her book empowers them to tap into their imaginations, shrug off negativity, and express themselves freely through art. The book‘s brilliantly colored collages and witty typography add humor and depth to the story as Art and Joy explore the art world, discovering clever ways to get their creative juices flowing using color, shape, line, and found objects.
Art & Joy: Best Friends Forever teaches children to embrace creativity and express themselves freely. Art & Joy is now available at major bookstores and online retailers.
For more information about the author and the book, visit https://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/.
About the Author
DANIELLE KRYSA, aka The Jealous Curator, is an artist and illustrator with over a quarter of a million Instagram followers. Her previous book, How To Spot An Artist, won Best Picture Book Page in the 2021 Children’s Book Council’s Kids’ Book Choice Award in the 3-8 age range category. She lives in British Columbia, Canada.
Did you know Dyslexia influences as many as 1 in 5 people and is a genetic difference in an individual’s ability to learn and process information? As a result, dyslexic individuals have differing abilities and differing strengths in creative, problem-solving, and communication skills such as spelling, reading, and memorizing facts.
Introducing Jonathan and Lynn Greenberg and their latest children’s book, The Creative Cab Company Presents: Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure. Written and illustrated by Jonathan Greenberg, a dyslexic man, and his mother, Lynn Greenberg, Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure not only entertains but also celebrates neurodiversity and promotes empathy and understanding. This charming story will inspire young readers and their families to embrace their differences and the differences of others while also reminding them of the power of kindness and determination.
With over 30 million Americans living with the power of dyslexic thinking, Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure is a must-read for anyone who loves a good adventure and a happy ending. So, buckle up and join Robby on his unforgettable journey!
Jonathan and Lynn’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity extends beyond Robby’s story. They plan to continue creating stories representing the breadth and depth of the neurodivergent community. The idea of using the Creative Cab Company as a hub to connect the characters and their stories was born out of a desire to create a rich and nuanced universe that reflects the community’s diversity.
Born with dyslexia, Jonathan could not read and write like many other children his age. So instead of giving in to frustration, Jonathan used his struggle as a catalyst for creativity by expressing his ideas through art. Having overcome his learning difficulty, Jonathan has fallen in love with reading. Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Aiport Adventure exemplify Jonathan’s passion for writing and illustration. Together with Lynn, his mother, and his writing partner, they are already thinking of other stories that complement this book. To learn more about Jonathan and his work, visit Creationaire Arts.
Lynn is the happiest wife, mom, and grandma. A very retired attorney who loves to cook, exercise, and read, she has seen how positivity with feelings and differences can allow children to grow into happy, productive adults. During COVID-19, when many families were living together with an abundance of unscheduled free time, Lynn and Jonathan began to work on the concepts and ideas for Robby. As ideas developed, they became increasingly invested in the character, his story, and the impact this endeavor could have on others.
“All of the best heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.” – Gerard Way
Team Supercrew believes that heroes sometimes wear capes, but true superpowers come from within. Award-winning Team Supercrew authors, Julie Anne and Darren Penn, reinvent the wheel when it comes to superheroes. Characters like Benny the Brave and Keisha the Kind come to the rescue to remind children (and parents!) that emotions are their superpower, and there is a superhero within all of us.
Each book in the Team Supercrew series promotes diversity and inclusion, and teaches kids the power of emotions. The Penns are parents, too, and witness firsthand how kids react to their feelings. The series is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a social-emotional therapy focused on the ways thoughts, emotions and behavior are intertwined. Experts have said these books go beyond what’s usually seen in children’s books, and are valuable resources for kids.
The Team Lineup
Benny the Brave: A bestseller on Amazon, Benny the Brave teaches Sarah there’s nothing to be afraid of on her first day of school. When teachers look like swamp creatures and lunch may look like it’s wriggling; Benny helps Sarah face her fears with the power to be brave.
Keisha the Kind: Danny is feeling frustrated with his little sister. She seems to always get the attention, and always gets into his things. Keisha teaches him the practice of patience and the power to be kind to others.
Chloe the Calm: When Miko continues to battle bedtime and her mind is racing, Chloe comes through to teach her how to find balance and the power to be calm.
Gen the Grit: Jordan loves soccer, but these days things aren’t going his way. When he can’t kick well, he feels flustered by everyone’s differing advice. Gen arrives just in time, determined to help out. With the power of grit, Jordan (and you!) can do anything!
While finding the power to be brave, kind, calm, and have grit, kids will also learn how to recognize and manage their emotions in a positive way.
These books are perfect for kids any time of the year – and can be especially helpful during spring break and the upcoming summer months.
ABOUT TEAM SUPERCREW:
As parents, Julie Anne and Darren Penn want their son to grow up understanding that true power comes from within. With backgrounds in elementary education and creative writing, the husband-wife pair launched Team Supercrew in May 2022 to unite their superpowers and share their mission with kids and families everywhere. After co-writing four books that psychologists and teachers love, the Penns are now award-winning authors and on track to become a six figure business by the end of 2023! Their books, Benny the Brave, Keisha the Kind, Chloe the Calm, and Gen the Grit are designed to teach children the importance of regulating their emotions, and give parents tools to help when they need it most.
An alarming article from The Guardian recently pointed out a statistic from a recent study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: “The global loss of pollinators is causing about 500,000 early deaths a year by reducing the supply of healthy foods.” The study is the first to quantify the human health toll of insufficient wild pollinators.
With this information in mind, I’d like to point you to a new book that seeks to educate young readers about the importance of pollinators. World of Pollinators: A Guide for All Explorers: Fun Projects, Over 400 Amazing Facts about Plants, Bees, Beetles, Birds and Butterflies (Creative Homeowner) teaches children the importance of pollinators, along with exciting outdoor DIY projects and activities that make a difference!
Have fun while making an impact! Jam-packed with tons of awesome information all about nature, World of Pollinators teaches children the importance of pollinators, along with exciting outdoor DIY projects and activities that make a difference! Engaging and fun, kids will read and learn about important pollinating insects and other valuable nature topics, from what pollen is and how it works to why some insects and birds are pollinators while some are not. Also included are illustrated guides showing different types of birds, insects, and flowering plants that attract pollinators, regional maps, and awesome fun facts on state birds across the United States! This educational and hands-on book also provides exciting outdoor projects for kids that are fun as they get involved in nature while also protecting it, including how to make a butterfly house, how to plant a pollinator haven in a flowerpot and more. World of Pollinators is an excellent resource for parents and teachers to encourage, educate, and inspire children about pollinators and helping the environment, all while having fun! The book will launch on May 9.