Children's Books

Hooray for DNA: A Children’s Science Book Review

Hooray for DNA! Children's Book Review

Hooray for DNA! introduces the topic of DNA and how many species are more alike than we know. It has the fun science lesson read to the rhythm of Green Eggs & Ham! The illustrations help give a visual as they learn about DNA and what makes us…us!


DNA is the ABC
of what makes you, you
and what makes me, me.
Did you know we share DNA with every living thing? Humans, bugs, bears, even a virus–we all have shared DNA hidden inside us! 

Hooray for DNA! is available April 25, 2023. Pre-order today on Amazon.

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2 Children’s Books about History and Traditions

Ancient Night

Ancient Night

In this children’s book we combine 2 Nahuatl traditional tales into one story about saving light on Earth. In tradition, the rabbit who was placed on the moon by the Feathered Serpent and the Lord Opossum ruled the Earth before humans came. IN this story, Lord Opossum steals the recipe for light and Rabbit has to find out who stole this recipe. The illustrations by Artist, David Alvarez are stunning! Preorder Ancient Night, release date is March 14, 2023.

Last Flight history and traditions

Last Flight

In this book, Kristen Giang is one of the hundreds on the last flight out of Saigin, Vietnam April 24, 1975. Although, as a young girl she had no idea she was on a ‘last flight’, she remembers the journey to the United States as she leaves home behind. The war was getting close and more dangerous and the stress of being able to catch this last flight is told in her family’s story. Kristen is a toddler in the real story, she shares her older sisters point of view in this book as big sister to her scared siblings. Preorder Last Flight, release date is April 4, 2023.

Both of these children books about history and traditions are published by Levine Querido.

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2 new Bala Kids Books about nature and enduring change

2 new Bala Kids Books about nature and enduring change

Don’t Kill the Bugs: How Kids Can Be Heroes for Creatures Big and Small

In this children’s book, we learn that all living things have feelings and deserve to survive. Be Kind, Don’t Kill is the lesson your child learns and they can save creatures big and small by showing love. The Author is Berthe Jansen, is a Buddhist scholar, mother of two daughters and a son, and has interpreted from Tibetan to Dutch for the Dalai Lama. This book is for ages 3-7 and available today. Buy ‘Don’t Kill the Bugs’ today.

The Life of a Crayon: A Colorful Story of Never-Ending Beginnings 

This children’s book is an adorable story that follows the life of a green crayon as it becomes smaller as it ages. This green crayon has made art and cards and gets used a lot more certain seasons and holidays. As time goes on, it gets smaller and smaller until it can no longer color. But, there are ways to use the last of a good crayon. The Author is Tara Wosiski, an artist, author and art educator and Christopher Willard, an author and educator who teaches at Harvard Medical School and serves on the board of the Mindfulness in Education Network and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. It is written for ages 4-8. Buy The Life of a Crayon today.

Enjoy these books about nature and enduring change as we grow from Bala Kids books!

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Ode to a Bad Day children’s book helps bad days feel temporary

Ode to a Bad Day children's book helps bad days feel temporary

We have all had one of those days where it seems everything is going wrong. Children have those days too. As humans, of any age, we are going to experience hard days. Then we have good ones. It makes the bad days not seem so awful.

Ode to a Bad Day reminds us that no matter how horrible your day was, tomorrow is a new day and when night comes and you are back in bed and ready to close your eyes…was it really so bad, after all? I mean, you survived another day!

The Author is Chelsea Lin Wallace, a proud member of SCBWI, CBW-LA, and the 12×12 Challenge, and has her master’s in education. The book is written for ages 5-8 and a Chronicle Kids published title. You can buy this book in bookstores and on Amazon.