I’m so excited to be taking part in The Friendly Bookshelf Book Tour, hosted by The Children’s Book Review! Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
The Friendly Bookshelf
By Caroline & Katherine Brickley
Illustrated by Daniela Pérez-Duarte
Blossom Children’s Media Group
Hardcover ~ Kindle
Meet Bibli, a brave little library bookshelf in search of a story about someone like him . . .
Once upon a time, in a library like any other, there lived a little bookshelf named Bibli who carried a BIG question on his shelves: “Could there be a story somewhere about a bookshelf like me?”
Bibli is told that bookshelves are supposed to hold stories, not have ones of their own. But everything changes when he meets Cassie, a girl longing for a friend just as much as Bibli longs for a story to relate to. Bibli learns that with kindness, confidence, empathy, and friendship, even your biggest dreams can come true—and that everyone has an important story worth sharing.
The Friendly Bookshelf is a social-emotional learning (SEL) research-based book and the first-ever picture book about a bookshelf. Written to build self-confidence and self-esteem as well as encourage inclusivity, Bibli’s story empowers children to be brave, be a friend, and always be your-shelf!
Readers will be inspired to go beyond the final page of the book and share their own stories, as well as be the pioneers of a kinder, more inclusive world where everybody (and every bookshelf!) belongs.
What an heartwarming story! Bibli is a little bookshelf that wants to find out if there’s a book about a bookshelf, he thinks it would be great for kids to get excited about. As he makes a new friend at the library, Cassie, she surprises him by writing a book about him! It’s then that he realizes that everyone around him has their very own story! This book was such a fun book to read, very whimsical and a must have for all little readers. The illustrations are absolutely adorable. This would make a great gift this Christmas!!
The Duo Behind The Magic
Caroline and Katherine Brickley are twin sisters and the award-winning authors of The Blossom Shoppe and The Friendly Bookshelf. Inspired by their mother, who made up stories for them each night, the sisters spent their childhood coming up with stories of their own and bringing them to life. As they grew, so did their passion for storytelling, and in 2017 the sisters made it their full-time job by founding Blossom Children’s Media Group (Blossom) from their shared college dorm room.
Now a multi-award-winning company known for excellence in children’s literature and family content, Blossom continues to bring children, families, and educators from around the world together through wholesome stories and inclusive community experiences. In their free time, Caroline and Katherine love to swim, travel, and spend time with friends and family, including their goldendoodle, Sugar, who served as the inspiration for the library dog featured in The Friendly Bookshelf.
Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Friendly Bookshelf!
Seven (7) winners receive:
A copy of The Friendly Bookshelf
A copy of The Friendly Bookshelf donated to a library of your choice
The giveaway ends December 16, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
Huge thanks to The Children’s Book Review, Caroline & Katherine for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review. To get a copy for yourself click on the link below!
Thanks for joining me today, make sure to check out what the other hosts are saying below!
Have a wonderful day!