Saturday, July 28, 2018

Kid Konnection: New Chronicle Board Books

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you two adorable board books coming out in August from Chronicle Books.

Summary: Hats of Faith is a simple and striking introduction to the shared custom of religious head coverings. With bright images and a carefully researched interfaith text, this thoughtful book inspires understanding and celebrates our culturally diverse modern world. -- Chronicle Books

HATS OF FAITH by Medeia Cohan and illustrated by Sarah Walsh is a terrific book that demonstrates the beauty of diversity. This simple board book features a variety of head coverings that are women by both men and women of different religions. For instance, there is a page with a Sikh woman wearing a Chunni and another with an Orthodox Jewish woman wearing a Tichel.

I saw a preview of HATS OF FAITH at BEA and I thought it was a wonderful concept. Now that I've seen the entire picture book, I'm even more convinced how great it is. The illustrations are bright and beautiful, and I love that this book teaches toddlers (and maybe even parents) the diversity in head coverings of international religions. I also absolutely adore the message of the book -- that learning about others makes it easier to be more understanding... and therefore to spread love and peace throughout the world!

Highly recommended!

Summary: Baby smiles. Baby waves. It's your turn, now you do it, too! Whether silly or sleepy, playful or pouty, the expressive babies featured in this first board book of emotions are sure to enthrall curious youngsters. Bright, cheerful photographs highlight a range of emotions and movements that babies will love to imitate—and with an attached fold-out mirror to accompany every sturdy page, little ones will have no trouble practicing their own funny faces! -- Chronicle Books

BABY SEE, BABY DO by Robie Rogge with photographs by Jennifer Hale is the type of board book that my babies would have loved. The front flap opens up and has a big mirror for babies to mimic the images they see on the pages of the book! Basically, each page of this book has a baby doing something like smiling, laughing, sleeping, waving, and so on; and the baby reading the book is supposed to look in the mirror and copy the photograph.

I remember my kids loved books with photographs of babies, and BABY SEE, BABY DO is full of great pictures of adorable babies. There are even some really funny ones! I not only love the idea behind this board book, but I appreciate that it encourages little ones to imitate the different facial expressions and actions of the babies.

BABY SEE, BABY DO is another fun picture book that's a great baby shower or baby gift!

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

They both look really good but Hats of Faith really appeals to me - it looks like a special book.

Dorothy N said...

I am always looking for interesting and different picture books for my young grandchildren. I think Hats of Faith looks like a terrific book to teach and celebrate diversity. Thank you for another wonderful blog!

Stacie said...

Our kids loved books with baby faces in them. We still have one of their favorites that we are saving for grandkids someday. Hats of Faith would be a great way to talk about diversity and different cultures with children.