Our National Editor went live on Facebook talking about her favorite kids’ books for January 2017. Like what you saw? Scroll down for more information on the books Gabby reviewed.

The Bear’s Surprise by Benjamin Chaud


The Bear’s Surprise on Amazon

A modern day Where’s Waldo for nature lovers! The latest volume in the Bear’s Series, take a journey with Little Bear as he searches far and wide for Papa Bear. From a forest to a mysterious cave and en route to a rollicking circus, The bright, modern illustrations invite hours of observation and take readers through a forest, down into a mysterious cave, through a rollicking circus, and up to the moon, where a surprise waits for Little Bear.


Chee-Kee: A Panda in Bearland by Sujean Rim



Chee-Kee: A Panda in Bearland on Amazon

You may recognize Sujean Rim as the author of the Birdie series (Birdie’s First Day of School, Birdie’s Big Girl Shoes, Birdie’s Happiest Halloween). In this brand-new book, the author touches on a personal subject that will resonate with millions of kids across the country. Inspired by her parent’s move from Korea to Brooklyn in the late 1960’s, Chee-Kee follows the Loo bear family, as they move across the sea to Bearland. Follow Mr. and Mrs. Loo and Chee-Kee Loo as they meet fellow Bearlandians, learn about Bearland culture, and show their new friends that different doesn’t mean weird or bad, just different. A must-read for kids learning about cultural differences in America.

NanoBots by Chris Gall



NanoBots on Amazon

From the author of DinoTrux comes a book about robots and the future of automation. Presented in a fun manner, with terrific illustrations, kids can learn about nanobots, which really exist! From micro medical examiner bots to fix-everything robots, there’s nothing these little guys can’t fix! Even kids who aren’t tech obsessed with get a kick out of the way these super-bots give up a big reward in order to do the right thing and help out a fellow robot. It’ll be your new bedside staple!


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