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By Karter J.

Karter Johnson, a 10yo literacy influencer from Detroit, MI. He is the CEO of Popcorn and Books, his goal is to encourage kids ages 5-10 to read more and to enjoy reading. After receiving a newsletter from the local school stating that if 3rd graders couldn’t read well they would have to repeat the third grade, Karter made it his business to help fight the literacy problem that some kids face and to be there for kids who need someone to read with. Knowing that some parents don't like their kids to watch YouTube, Karter decided to turn his Build A Kid's Library reading show into this podcast.
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No, Renee, You Are Allergic
No, Renee, You Are Allergic
8. No, Renee, You Are Allergic Written by: Renee Matthews M.D Illustrated by: Atiyya NaDirah Buy the book here: https://bit.ly/3unjMKh Do you have any allergies? Then this book is for you. Reneé has allergies to a lot of foods, but she is helped by her family and friends in different ways. Together, they are able to have a lot of fun at parties and playdates. Find out how by reading this beautifully illustrated story about friendship, caring and helping others. Grab this book and snuggle up with a family, friend or loved one and start planning your next playdate with your friends!
04:49
December 01, 2022
Why am I So Quiet by Dawn McLucas
Why am I So Quiet by Dawn McLucas
7. Why am I So Quiet by Dawn McLucas Written By: Dawn McLucas Illustrated By: Dawn McLucas Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3UavsuP Website: www.blueprintambitions.com In an environment full of people with so much to say, enters a story that encourages and supports the quiet listeners. Ava Reed is an 8-year-old girl with a calm spirit and a listening ear. She is a full-time thinker and is always observing. She is constantly being asked why she is so quiet. She is unsure how to respond. She struggles to figure out why she is so quiet and if that is a bad thing. She strives to find answers through discussions with family and friends. Through her experiences, she is able to gain self-acceptance. She sees her value and finds the answer she was searching for. She looks forward to showing everyone why she is so quiet and what she can accomplish. Dawn McLucas is a newly published author. She has a passion for creative writing and poetry. She has a special affinity for books that support and encourage children. She also enjoys reading and sharing her experiences, knowledge, and creativity with others. Instagram: _popcornandbooks_ FB: Popcorn and Books Twitter: popcorn_n_books Website: popcornandbooks.com buildakidslibrary.com
10:53
November 28, 2022
We Are All Brown by Cheryl Gibbons
We Are All Brown by Cheryl Gibbons
6. We Are All Brown  Written by: Cheryl Gibbon Illustrated by: Cheryl Gibbon Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3sMiM1I This book is a book about racial diversity explained in ways that kindergarten students understand. The premise of the book is that people aren't really different skin colors because we are all brown. The teacher would hold her hand over the pages with colored hands on them to show that her skin isn't any of those colors. If we can get young children to NOT see skin in different colors, they can change the future world's mindset. Instagram: _popcornandbooks_ FB: Popcorn and Books Twitter: popcorn_n_books Website: popcornandbooks.com buildakidslibrary.com
02:24
November 23, 2022
The Adventures of Raka Village by April Austin
The Adventures of Raka Village by April Austin
5. The Adventures of Raka Village   Written By: April Austin  Illustrated By: April Austin  Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3TTPYAm  Website: www.rakavillage.com Join me on this exciting journey with The Adventures of Raka Village! This book is full of colorful imagination and adventure of Sysalee and Elise who embark on a backyard journey that they did not know existed. Greeted with southern Louisiana hospitality by Lucy, T-Beb, Junebug, and Olivia who show them the southern way of life. Learn a few southern Louisiana French words as well. C'est tout! Instagram: _popcornandbooks_ FB: Popcorn and Books Twitter: popcorn_n_books Website: popcornandbooks.com buildakidslibrary.com
28:14
November 21, 2022
Mason Makes Money by Candace Okins
Mason Makes Money by Candace Okins
4. Mason Makes Money   Written By: Candace Okins  Illustrated By: Candace Okins  Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3sFrkr4  Website: www.candaceokin.com Mason needs money, and fast! But he's got a few problems: how does a seven-year-old get money, and how does he manage it? Mason Makes Money journeys children through fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship and money management in this fun, and engaging story as told by Mason, the thoughtful and resourceful second grader who is eager to help a friend in need. Alongside this instructional tale, children can enjoy implementing what they've learned by creating their own budget and developing their own goals around money with worksheets provided at the end of the book. Instagram: _popcornandbooks_ FB: Popcorn and Books Twitter: popcorn_n_books Website: popcornandbooks.com buildakidslibrary.com
17:47
November 16, 2022
My Natural is Beautiful by Shanequa Moultrie & Kaliah Middleton
My Natural is Beautiful by Shanequa Moultrie & Kaliah Middleton
3. My Natural is Beautiful  Written By: Shanequa Moultrie & Kaliah Middleton  Illustrated By: Navi' Robins Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3W7BgXQ Elise is having a hard time accepting her natural looks. Her mommy expresses how special her natural beauty is and makes her feel like the princess that she is. Instagram: _popcornandbooks_ FB: Popcorn and Books Twitter: popcorn_n_books Website: popcornandbooks.com buildakidslibrary.com
02:37
November 14, 2022
Maybe I'll Be an Architect
Maybe I'll Be an Architect
Maybe I'll Be an Architect  Written by: Tenille Bettenhausen Illustrated by: Ira Baykovska Buy the book here: https://bit.ly/3fLHVqx Website: www.blueprintambitions.com Maybe I’ll be an Architect is not just a book about becoming an architect and exploring careers in design and construction. It is also about discovering the wonderful world of work. It teaches little ones about the diversity of possible careers available in our world, and if they put their minds to it, they can be anything they want to be. This exciting picture book is for parents who wish to shape the future for young readers and inspire them to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematic) related careers. Instagram: _popcornandbooks_ FB: Popcorn and Books Twitter: popcorn_n_books Website: popcornandbooks.com buildakidslibrary.com
06:02
November 09, 2022
What's In A Name by Chandra Lockett
What's In A Name by Chandra Lockett
What's In a name Written By: Chandra Lockett Illustrated by: Tamar Blaauw Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3WgdYPO Meet Oinkers and Bananas. They love to have fun and play games. Until one day, when someone asks why their names are so different. Oinkers is a monkey and Bananas is a pig. Isn’t that a little strange? What’s in a name is a story about finding out that every child is special, no matter how different they look or how strange their name sounds.
07:45
November 03, 2022
What's In A Name by Chandra Lockett
What's In A Name by Chandra Lockett
What's In a name Written By: Chandra Lockett Illustrated by: Tamar Blaauw Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3WgdYPO Meet Oinkers and Bananas. They love to have fun and play games. Until one day, when someone asks why their names are so different. Oinkers is a monkey and Bananas is a pig. Isn’t that a little strange? What’s in a name is a story about finding out that every child is special, no matter how different they look or how strange their name sounds. Instagram: _popcornandbooks_ FB: Popcorn and Books Twitter: popcorn_n_books Website: popcornandbooks.com buildakidslibrary.com
08:18
November 02, 2022
It's Great to be Me by Melissa Ahonen
It's Great to be Me by Melissa Ahonen
31. (FINALE) Join Karter as he reads It's Great to be Me by Melissa Ahonen Does your child understand what makes them so great?!   Imaginative, Kind, Smart, Talented, and Brave. These are just a few of the affirmations that you will read and explore with your child.   It’s Great to Be Me is perfect for teachers, parents and other caregivers who want to expose the children in their lives to positive thinking, self-love, confidence, and belief in oneself.   Packed with beautiful illustrations and easy to understand affirmations, these inspiring words will surely build on any young child’s confidence.   Have your child repeat all-caps affirmations (I AMs) and then let them enjoy listening to different ways they are special. Assure them that it's great to be exactly who they are, that it's the little things that make them special, and, that everyday it's great to be them.   After reading the book, use the daily reflection questions at the end of the book to inspire conversation. Buy the book here: https://bit.ly/3MPBvkR FB & IG: @MelAhonen To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/popcornandbooks/support
04:41
May 04, 2022
Shift Agents: Bee Confident by Wenona Arline
Shift Agents: Bee Confident by Wenona Arline
30b. Join Karter as he reads chapters 6-11 of Shift Agents: Bee Confident by Wenona Arline. Janae Swift is a superhero in 6th Grade with electrifying powers! Fortunately, she is not alone. Her time at Pine Hills Academy has been memorable. She is awkwardly navigating her way through 6th Grade with her superhero best friend, Caroline. Janae learns how to build her confidence and the value of teamwork. It is my goal to encourage young girls to find their own voice in the sea of many voices. I want to strengthen young girls to be confident in their decisions and resilient in their efforts. Those young ladies should never give up on themselves and love themselves enough to fall forward. You can do hard things, trust your inner voice, and step out by faith in your future! Buy the book here: https://bit.ly/3ETERk8 Instagram @shiftagents_2021 To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
50:14
May 02, 2022
Shift Agents: Bee Confident by Wenoa Arline
Shift Agents: Bee Confident by Wenoa Arline
30a. Join Karter as he reads chapters 1-5 of Shift Agents: Bee Confident by Wenoa Arline. Janae Swift is a superhero in 6th Grade with electrifying powers! Fortunately, she is not alone. Her time at Pine Hills Academy has been memorable. She is awkwardly navigating her way through 6th Grade with her superhero best friend, Caroline. Janae learns how to build her confidence and the value of teamwork. It is my goal to encourage young girls to find their own voice in the sea of many voices. I want to strengthen young girls to be confident in their decisions and resilient in their efforts. Those young ladies should never give up on themselves and love themselves enough to fall forward. You can do hard things, trust your inner voice, and step out by faith in your future! Buy the book here: https://bit.ly/3ETERk8 Instagram @shiftagents_2021 To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
38:35
April 27, 2022
On Mama's Back By Anette McKinney
On Mama's Back By Anette McKinney
Join Karter as he reads On Mama's Back By Anette McKinney It is a fun exploration of connection and culture! The reader sees the world through the eyes of two children that get to view the world from up high being carried, On Mama's Back. It shows the same story unfolding with a mom and child in the U.S. and another mom and child in Africa. Buy the book here: https://bit.ly/onmsbk To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
05:20
April 25, 2022
Cassie's Big Change: Going from the Living Room to the Classroom By Tamara Foley Ph.D.
Cassie's Big Change: Going from the Living Room to the Classroom By Tamara Foley Ph.D.
28. Join Karter as he reads Cassie's Big Change: Going from the Living Room to the Classroom By Tamara Foley Ph.D. Cassie has been learning on a laptop at home due to COVID-19 but once again, things are changing. Vaccines are available and infection rates are declining, allowing schools to reopen. Going back into the school building means that Cassie, her family, and friends must readjust once more; while some things are the same, other things have permanently changed. In this second installment of the Cassie’s Big Change series, Cassie and her crew transition from learning on the computer at home to once again sharing the educational experience in the classroom. Peek in on the first days back in the building, how COVID changed life for Cassie and her friends, and the tools their teachers give them to manage their thoughts and feelings during this big change. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/388BauL To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
11:30
April 20, 2022
Don't Stare at Me Play With Me by Michael Whitaker-Russell
Don't Stare at Me Play With Me by Michael Whitaker-Russell
27. Join Karter as he reads Don't Stare at Me Play With Me by Michael Whitaker-Russell Nonfiction children book based on true story from main character Michael. A book that encourage children to stop staring at others who don't look like them. This book teaches children that they are all unique in their own special way and don't have to be afraid to of other kids who look different from them or have to use wheelchairs. This book encourages children to accept and understand other for who they are. All children like to play, so don't stare, say hello and invite others to play along with you. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3JSH00g Facebook: @Michael's Life With MPS II To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
06:57
April 18, 2022
Samson's Tail by Mercy Hansen Mize
Samson's Tail by Mercy Hansen Mize
Join Karter as he reads Samson's Tail by Mercy Hansen Mize As a puppy, Samson spent time on the streets and in shelters when all he wanted was forever family. His life changes in a big way when he enters a prison dog training program and meets his handler, Trevor. Will Trevor help Samson find the love he has always wanted? This book was written to educate, promote, and support the DAWGS Prison Program in Pennsylvania and therefore a portion of the proceeds from each book sold goes to this worthy nonprofit which not only saves dogs but saves the handlers, too! Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3KzUTSh To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
06:12
April 12, 2022
Sophie Washington: Lemonade Day by Tonya Duncan Ellis
Sophie Washington: Lemonade Day by Tonya Duncan Ellis
25c. Join Karter as he reads Sophie Washington: Lemonade Day by Tonya Duncan Ellis. When Life Gives You Lemons…Make Lemonade  Sixth-grader Sophie Washington and friends learn lessons about entrepreneurship, team work, and friendship when they sign up for a city-wide, Lemonade Day event. Sophie wants to buy her mother something special for her birthday, but she’s short on cash. Her bestie, Chloe, comes up with the perfect solution. Build their own lemonade stand to raise money at Lemonade Day. The girls add friends, Carly and Nathan, and Sophie’s little brother, Cole, to their team, and decide to donate some of their earnings to a local animal shelter to help save stray animals. Things are going great, until an accident destroys their supplies. Can the kids save their business in time for the event? Buy the book here: https://bit.ly/tonyaduncanellis Facebook and Instagram @tonyaellisbooks Twitter @TonyaDEllis To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
51:12
April 11, 2022
Sophie Washington: Lemonade Day by Tonya Duncan Ellis
Sophie Washington: Lemonade Day by Tonya Duncan Ellis
25b. Join Karter as he reads Sophie Washington: Lemonade Day by Tonya Duncan Ellis. When Life Gives You Lemons…Make Lemonade  Sixth-grader Sophie Washington and friends learn lessons about entrepreneurship, team work, and friendship when they sign up for a city-wide, Lemonade Day event. Sophie wants to buy her mother something special for her birthday, but she’s short on cash. Her bestie, Chloe, comes up with the perfect solution. Build their own lemonade stand to raise money at Lemonade Day. The girls add friends, Carly and Nathan, and Sophie’s little brother, Cole, to their team, and decide to donate some of their earnings to a local animal shelter to help save stray animals. Things are going great, until an accident destroys their supplies. Can the kids save their business in time for the event? Buy the book here: https://bit.ly/tonyaduncanellis Facebook and Instagram @tonyaellisbooks Twitter @TonyaDEllis To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
52:53
April 06, 2022
Sophie Washington: Lemonade Day by Tonya Duncan Ellis
Sophie Washington: Lemonade Day by Tonya Duncan Ellis
Join Karter as he reads Sophie Washington: Lemonade Day by Tonya Duncan Ellis. When Life Gives You Lemons…Make Lemonade  Sixth-grader Sophie Washington and friends learn lessons about entrepreneurship, team work, and friendship when they sign up for a city-wide, Lemonade Day event. Sophie wants to buy her mother something special for her birthday, but she’s short on cash. Her bestie, Chloe, comes up with the perfect solution. Build their own lemonade stand to raise money at Lemonade Day. The girls add friends, Carly and Nathan, and Sophie’s little brother, Cole, to their team, and decide to donate some of their earnings to a local animal shelter to help save stray animals. Things are going great, until an accident destroys their supplies. Can the kids save their business in time for the event? Buy the book here: https://bit.ly/tonyaduncanellis Facebook and Instagram @tonyaellisbooks Twitter @TonyaDEllis To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
56:51
April 04, 2022
Tech Boy by DeJuan Strickland
Tech Boy by DeJuan Strickland
24. Join Karter as he reads Tech Boy by DeJuan Strickland Tech Boy features the journey of Tyriq Summerbird, a teenager from Cyber City, MO who gains powers through technology. His newfound adversary, Titan Ray, attempts to demolish the city for unknown reasons. This prompts Tyriq to debut as Tech Boy while attempting to use his powers to stop Titan Ray. Tech Boy strives to encourage youth by showing them the power of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/37Wx48H Instagram: @teamtechboy To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com I do not own We Are Here to Change the World. Credit goes (or went) to Micheal Jackson.
11:07
March 28, 2022
I See a Bee by Paul Murrain
I See a Bee by Paul Murrain
23. Join Karter as he reads I See a Bee by Paul Murrain.  This short story is about Charlie’s adventure as she learns more about the bee buzzing around her lunch. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3txf8tz Instagram: @PMwrites_2010 To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
05:54
March 23, 2022
Zoey Lyndon and the Sticky Finger Bandit by Micheal Anderson
Zoey Lyndon and the Sticky Finger Bandit by Micheal Anderson
22. Join Karter as he reads Zoey Lyndon and the Sticky Finger Bandit by Micheal Anderson The 2nd book in the Zoey Lyndon chapter book series and the Sticky Finger Bandit is filled with drama, mystery, mischief, fun, and science! This series is relatable and encourages STEM. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3N98Vfn https://www.instagram.com/everythingmicheal/ To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
39:40
March 21, 2022
Yasmin's First Idea by Aliyah Elijah
Yasmin's First Idea by Aliyah Elijah
21. Join Karter as he read Yasmin's First Idea by Aliyah Elijah. Yasmin, a five-year-old African American little girl has the mind of a scientist but doesn't quite know what to do with it yet. Yasmin thinks of a really good idea while at home with her mother and brothers. Yasmin's mother walks her through the steps of the engineering design process and creates her own prototype of her brilliant idea! To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3t6nY1j Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
04:07
March 14, 2022
My People are Innovative: A Story About African American Inventors by Dr. Tasha Thompson-Gray
My People are Innovative: A Story About African American Inventors by Dr. Tasha Thompson-Gray
20. Join Karter as he reads My People are Innovative: A Story About African American Inventors by Dr. Tasha Thompson-Gray Did you know that potato chips, cell phones, and the hairbrush were all created by African American inventors? Kareem did not realize these intriguing facts until his homework assignment turned into an evening of learning. Join Kareem and his younger sister, Karen, as their parents teach them about African American men and women who invented many of the things we use in our lives every day. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3HX46lm Visit the author: www.tashathompsongray.com https://www.facebook.com/tasha.thompsongray https://www.instagram.com/tthompsongray/ https://twitter.com/TashaThompsonGr To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
12:20
March 09, 2022
Addy's Journey to her Forever Home by Nichole Schryer
Addy's Journey to her Forever Home by Nichole Schryer
19. Join Karter as he reads Addy's Journey to her Forever Home by Nichole Schryer. Addy’s story is about a 7-year-old girl (Addy) who is also a Porcupine that is removed from her home due to neglect. She goes through various foster homes, some terrible and some just leaving her more alone. As the story goes on you can see her spikes begin to form as she experiences more and more trauma. She ends up at her final foster home that happens to be armadillos. They are hard on the outside to withstand her spikes, but soft on the inside to warm and comfort Addy. They then bring her to therapy where colors more than brown begin to shine.   This story was created to help children in the foster/adopted system provide normalcy and hope for a brighter future. Addy goes through many homes and experiences trauma and loss in so many different ways. However, it is a story that provides resiliency in the face of adversity, and love when it’s hard to see. Follow Addy on her journey to find love and belonging. By the book here: https://amzn.to/3hKQ9fJ To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
06:36
March 07, 2022
Astra the Lonely Airplane by Julie Whitney
Astra the Lonely Airplane by Julie Whitney
18. Join Karter as he reads Astra the Lonely Airplane by Julie Whitney. Astra is a sleek, shiny airplane who loves to go flying with her best friend, Captain Dan. But when Astra and Dan suddenly find themselves out of a job, Astra must wait in her lonely hangar for a new owner to come along and give them somewhere to go! As the weeks turn into months and the right buyer still doesn’t appear, Astra begins to wonder: Will she ever get to fly again? By the book here: https://amzn.to/3MhARNv To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
09:51
March 02, 2022
Kwaheri Sandy Footprints, Habari Hiking Trails by Deborah Chambers
Kwaheri Sandy Footprints, Habari Hiking Trails by Deborah Chambers
17. Join Karter as he reads Kwaheri Sandy Footprints, Habari Hiking Trails by Deborah Chambers. Likizo is a boy who was born into a biracial family and enjoys sharing his love for exotic foods and adventures with his friends. One day, he learned from his father that his family would be relocating from California to Ohio due to work obligations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The boy was hesitant to move due to various new changes that suddenly seemed so scary. He knew he would miss being away from his close friends, school, proximity to various beaches, great weather, extracurricular activities, and the wonderful life they were creating in California. The unforeseen future did not seem that exciting especially since it meant that new changes would disrupt his preferred routine. Will things ever be the same in the new home town? Would his new friends in Ohio want to learn more about Africa, his Mama's original homeland, or enjoy a taste of African food that Mama cooks? Will he fit in a small town and make good friends? Read on to find out. These are some of the questions children ask themselves when faced with uncertainties and changes, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The themes represented in this book include friendship, diversity, inclusivity, kindness, value, family, acceptance, generosity, persistence, and growing up. Biracial families will appreciate identifying with similar situations like Likizo's family and will find this book to be a gem in their collection. All families will benefit from learning through the eyes of a child who is being raised in the best of both worlds with African and American heritage while living in a small American town.  Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/340p7Ok https://www.instagram.com/dnabubwayac/ https://twitter.com/DeborahNabubwa1  To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it.  Social media:  Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary  http:///_popcornandbooks_  http://www.popcornandbooks.com
06:35
February 28, 2022
Malique Returns to School by John Conde
Malique Returns to School by John Conde
16. Join Karter as he reads Malique Returns to School by John Conde. This story is about a student, Malique, who faced challenges that could affect his social emotional health. Malique relied on his support system to make it through adversity. Regardless of his circumstances, he remained optimistic about his future. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3vcv85K https://www.instagram.com/john.conde6/ https://twitter.com/JohnCon42057722 To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
04:43
February 23, 2022
It's Just Better When You Do It Together by Jennette Midgett Sockwell
It's Just Better When You Do It Together by Jennette Midgett Sockwell
15. Join Karter as he reads It's Just Better When You Do It Together by Jennette Midgett Sockwell This book is my attempt to use my own story to inspire families with young children to make memories by using everyday moments as opportunities for learning and fun. I hope to encourage family togetherness amongst siblings, extended family, and especially with grandparents. After all, It’s just better when you do it together.” To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3s745ql Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
09:54
February 21, 2022
Little Lizzy Learns to Read by Dr. LIz
Little Lizzy Learns to Read by Dr. LIz
14. Join Karter as he reads Little Lizzy Learns to Read by Dr. LIz. Have you ever struggled to do something that your friends and family are good at? Well, welcome to Little Lizzy's world. Lizzy can't read. Reading terrifies her and she's afraid of not moving on to the second grade. In this first book of the Little Lizzy series, we will see if Lizzy can triumph over this test in life. To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Buy the book here: www.littlelizzy.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books http:///groups/buildakidslibrary http:///_popcornandbooks_ http://www.popcornandbooks.com
06:24
February 16, 2022
The Whole Alphabet Is Totally Embarrassed by Michelle Thornhill
The Whole Alphabet Is Totally Embarrassed by Michelle Thornhill
13. Join Karter as he reads The Whole Alphabet Is Totally Embarrassed by Michelle Thornhill   Now you know your ABCs. Or so you sing.  But do you ever REALLY know your ABCs? Does anybody? The fact is, you don't truly know anyone until you've seen them at their worst. This twisted tell-all told in alluring alliteration uncovers the ugly underside (and underwear!) of the alphabet's top twenty-six most mortifying moments.   Ages 4-8   Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3GOecVgVisit the author: http://www.readosauruspress.com http://www.instagram.com/michellethornhill_author http://www.facebook.com/ReadosaurusPress  To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org   Let me know if you like it.  Social media: Popcorn & Books  http:///groups/buildakidslibrary  http:///_popcornandbooks_  http://www.popcornandbooks.com
04:46
February 14, 2022
Eve Ellie Meets the New Baby by Paula M. Karll
Eve Ellie Meets the New Baby by Paula M. Karll
12. Join Karter as he reads Eve Ellie Meets the New Baby by Paula M. Karll. It is important for parents to communicate with their older children to help them adapt and adjust to a new sibling. Caring for and nurturing the older sibling is just as important as caring for the new baby. In Ellie Meets the New Baby, Ellie struggles with embracing her new sister. As Mom and Dad encourage Ellie and communicate the baby's needs to her, she starts to learn and enjoy being a big sister. The author incorporates an inclusive depiction of a multi-cultural family, which allows readers to identify with characters who may seem a little different-- or who simply have a different kind of family-- but are basically the same. This book also incorporates discussion questions and learning activities to support parents in communicating with their siblings. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3B4koHj To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
05:56
February 09, 2022
Sometimes It Happens: You Have to Stay Home by Annette Blake
Sometimes It Happens: You Have to Stay Home by Annette Blake
11. Join Karter as he reads Sometime It Happens: You Have to Stay Home by Annette Blake. The Sometimes It Happens series was born out of Ms. Blake’s work with children in a school setting. When she witnessed children experiencing difficult situations, she wanted to help them deal with their strong emotions. She began to create stories to help the children use coping skills to give them comfort and hope. The Sometimes it Happens series was born. This first book in the series, Sometimes it Happens: You Have to Stay Home, focuses on the current (Covid-19) situation of children having to stay home, away from their daily routines; keeping them away from their friends, schools, teachers, and even other relatives. While Ms. Blake continued to educate from home, she listened to her student’s feelings and questions. She took these thoughts and put them together to help children have a positive outlook on a difficult situation, letting them know that everything will be ok. By the book here: https://amzn.to/3gpUB2U To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
02:58
February 07, 2022
Kaleb's Fat, Blue Pig! by Ursie Wursie
Kaleb's Fat, Blue Pig! by Ursie Wursie
10. Join Karter as he reads Poopskin "The Crutches Did It" by Kristina Nokes. What do you do when the piggy bank is full? This is the dilemma Kaleb faces after working hard to earn chore money from his neighbors. His mom has a perfect solution and off to the bank they go! With Ursie Wursie's signature playful style mixed with real world details, this rhyming picture book is perfect for reading out loud and is illustrated with delightful, original drawings created by children. KALEB'S FAT, BLUE PiG! introduces the importance of being responsible with money, helping kids develop healthy attitudes about working, saving, responsibility and more. This book would make a great kid's or baby gift along with a piggy bank! Inspired by a strong desire to help others, the author donates a portion of all proceeds to homeless veteran and teen programs. By the book here: https://amzn.to/3repHAG To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
03:23
January 31, 2022
Captain Curriculum Saves Circle Time! By Curtis Andrews
Captain Curriculum Saves Circle Time! By Curtis Andrews
9. Join Karter as he reads Captain Curriculum Saves Circle Time! By Curtis Andrews Ms. Weeble is overwhelmed with managing her classroom. She abruptly asks the children to clean up for circle time but doesn't anticipate the chaos that ensues as a result of her decision making. To help her, Captain Curriculum arrives to give a classroom management strategy that benefits not only Ms Weeble but her students as well. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3r2zAkO
11:02
January 26, 2022
Poopskin "The Crutches Did It" by Kristina Nokes.
Poopskin "The Crutches Did It" by Kristina Nokes.
7. Join Karter as he reads Poopskin "The Crutches Did It" by Kristina Nokes. Fitted with a plaster cast for his injured foot, Poopshkin is provided two crutches and prescribed a long period of rest. The crutches, two terrible troublemakers, help Poopshkin discover happiness during hardship. His boredom leads to several mischievous pranks that cause Lori and Juney to confront his bad behaviour, only to have Poopshkin claim, “the crutches did it.” By the book here: https://amzn.to/3ruw41E To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
07:40
January 24, 2022
Bravo: The Brave Butterfly by LaTia N. S. Russel
Bravo: The Brave Butterfly by LaTia N. S. Russel
6. Join Karter as he reads Bravo: The Brave Butterfly by LaTia N. S. Russel. Bravo the Brave Butterfly by LaTia N. S. Russell, William Russell III, and William K. C. Russell, is a beautifully illustrated children’s book. It follows the story of Bravo who wanders away from his parents and ends up getting separated from his family. Laced with several lessons, the story ultimately sends the message that no matter the odds or obstacles one is faced with, it pays to be brave, resilient and stick it out!  Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3KmfQAw  To receive free book from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org  Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary  www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_  www.popcornandbooks.com
04:51
January 19, 2022
Noah The Kid Gamer By Noah Nieves
Noah The Kid Gamer By Noah Nieves
5. Join Karter as he reads Noah The Kid Gamer By Noah Nieves A kid who loved video games and remembered how fun it was to play outside and be active. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3rMUfIB To receive free books from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
04:15
January 17, 2022
Mom! A Fly Is in My Room by T.Johnson
Mom! A Fly Is in My Room by T.Johnson
4. Join Karter as he reads Mom! A Fly Is in My Room by T.Johnson Enjoy this short children's book to see what happens when a young girl receives a visit from a pesky fly. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/33cmloI To receive free book from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
02:10
January 12, 2022
Good News: I Like My Brand New Attitude! By Deven Tellis
Good News: I Like My Brand New Attitude! By Deven Tellis
3. Join Karter as he reads Good News: I Like My Brand New Attitude!  By Deven Tellis. Good News: I like my brand new attitude! is the third book in the Bright Future book series. Adhering to the theme of encouraging positive thinking, self-love, and self-confidence, this book will show children that they can make their own choice to have a positive outlook on life. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3nd7Ck2 To receive free book from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
03:02
January 10, 2022
Karina's Cozy Corner by Maya Miernik
Karina's Cozy Corner by Maya Miernik
2. Join Karter as he reads Karina's Cozy Corner by Maya Miernik Karina's fed up with her siblings! Join her in her conversation with her mom who helps her calm down in this brightly colored rhyming children's book. Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3td3ncn To receive free book from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
03:08
January 05, 2022
Turkey Trot by Carli Valentine
Turkey Trot by Carli Valentine
1. Join Karter as he reads Turkey Trot by Carli Valentine. Kids will laugh their socks off with this silly, goofy book about wild turkeys dancing and their silly “turkey trots.” Wonderful descriptive language in this book expressing all the turkey movements.  Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3pASVZS To receive free book from the Popcorn and Books' Build A Kid's Library program sign up at www.buildakidslibrary.org Let me know if you like it. Social media: Popcorn & Books www.facebook.com/groups/buildakidslibrary www.instagram.com/_popcornandbooks_ www.popcornandbooks.com
02:59
January 03, 2022