The books Southern indie booksellers are recommending to readers everywhere!
SUPER cute book about kindness! Zachariah Ohora does a fantastic job of showing young readers how important acts of kindness are – from how they make people feel to how acts of kindness can impact you as well. Fuzzy is a lovable character that strives to make the world a better place. This is a great book to teach young readers the importance of kindness, discussing feelings, and so much more.
Fuzzy, Inside and Out by Zachariah Ohora, (List Price: $18.99, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9781419751905, November 2021)
Reviewed by Stephanie Carrion, Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Florida
Move over Dogman, there’s a new kid on the graphic novel shelf and he has things to say. Portico is wrestling with some real big kid issues, finding his footing, and using his super power to making sure all of the special people in his world stay super and stay safe. With a story by the award winning Jason Reynolds and illustrated by the amazing Raoul the Third, Stuntboy is sure to rocket straight to the top of everyone’s list this Fall.
Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds, (List Price: $13.99, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 9781534418165, November 2021)
Reviewed by Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, North Carolina
When Freda learns how to capture the flavor of summer by making blueberry jam with her grandmother, she wonders what else she can preserve to save for later. Her collecting gets out of control, though, and soon she can’t enjoy any of her favorite things because they are all in jars. Memory Jars is a cute story about living for the day and celebrating the things we have.
Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol (List Price: $18.99, Roaring Brook Press, 9781250314871, 5/11/2021)
Reviewed by Beth Seufer Buss, Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
A very clever take on the classic what do animals say book. Great for a preschool storytime.
Cow Says Meow (A Peep-and-See Book) by Kirsti Call, Brandon James Scott (Illus) (List Price: $12.99, HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780358423348, 3/16/2021)
Reviewed by Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction in Greenville, South Carolina