November 21, 2020

Crushes of the Week: November 15-21, 2020

This week's crushes:
  1. The New Baby and Me by Christine Kidney and Hoda Haddadi (Tiny Owl Books, November 2020)
  2. Anatomicum: Welcome to the Museum by Jennifer Z. Paxton and Katy Wiedemann (Big Picture Press, September 2020)
  3. The Boy and the Gorilla by Jackie AzĂșa Kramer and Cindy Derby (Candlewick Press, October 2020)
  4. Reynard the Fox by Anne Louise Avery (Bodleian Library, November 2020)
  5. The Mountains of Mumbai by Labanya Ghosh and Pallavi Jain (Karadi Tales Picturebooks, September 2020)
  6. Amazing Islands: 100+ Places That Will Boggle Your Mind by Sabrina Weiss and Kerry Hyndman (What on Earth Books, June 2020)
  7. A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India by Meera Sriram and Mariona Cabassa (Barefoot Books, August 2020)

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, visit my policies & disclosures page.


  1. I heard really good things about "The Boy and the Gorilla." Thanks for sharing this list. I am on the hunt for Christmas gifts for my kids and I like to mix in books with toys. The main goal this Christmas is to find books that are enjoyable but teach an important lesson too. 2020 has been difficult to say the least and I think teaching children about kindness, friendship and problem solving is a must. Our favorite book so far this year has been "Mia and Nattie One Great Team" by Marlene Bell ( It's a great picture book based on a real experience the author had with a little lamb she nursed back to health (she is a sheep breeder). Once the lamb, Nattie, is ready to join the other animals Mia can see that the little lamb has shorter legs than the other lambs and a horn that sticks out straight (almost like a unicorn!). Mia really relates to the lamb because she has a hard time fitting in with kids her age. Together they learn teamwork, compassion and self worth. I have been telling all my friends about it. Thank you again and Happy Holidays!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing, Deborah! I'll have to find myself a copy. Happy holidays!!