No Matter What by Debi Gliori


Back of Book: Will Large love Small forever, no matter what? The answer is of course yes, as every parent knows. But sometimes little ones like Small need to be convinced.

My Review: This is a very sweet and simple story that shows kids how much they are loved. Sometimes parents get so busy with work and life that they sometimes do not realize that their little ones need to hear how much they are loved. I think my favorite part of this story is that the text refers to the parent figure as Large and the child figure as Small. It allows the story to be read my parents, grandparents, or legal guardians. It is a positive way to discuss loving children without placing a label on it.

Ages 4 and up

30 pages


Always My Dad by Sharon Dennis


Back of book:  Although dad moves around a lot I still look forward to seeing him. Sometimes the person I want to see the most in my dad.  When he is around the world seems more magically

My Review: This is a heartbreaking and yet very true story about a little girl and her longing to have her dad more in her life. The story is written is a first person narrative which makes the feelings from the little girl seem more real. I tend to have a thing for beautiful illustrations and Raul Colon does extremely gorgeous work. Each picture is breathtaking and draws a reader in. This is an excellent story to share with a child who is separated from a parent.  It shows readers that even though a parent may be absent from a child’s life they still love them.

Ages 7 and up

32 pages