Delphine Denise and the Mardi Gras Prize by author Brittany Mazique and illustrator Sawyer Cloud

Reading Age: 4-8 years

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Publisher: AW Teen

Publication Date: January 1, 2022

An ambitious girl named Delphine Denise and her friends enjoy Mardi Gras in New Orleans every year. This year, there will be a crown given to the person who has the best float in the Mardi Gras Parade. Delphine Denise enlists the help of her friends to build a float. Unfortunately too much decoration weighs the float down and her friends decide to ditch the float idea and ride their bikes instead. Delphine Denise perseveres with the float. Her ride breaks down. She decides to make a Mardi Gras treat for her friends to mend their relationships. Her friends make something special for Delphine Denise. My Book Eyes perused items and read words associated with Mardi Gras in New Orleans i.e. gold, green and purple colors, coins, costumes, crawfish, beads, masks, float, instruments, music, king cake, beignet. Illustrations are vivid with many on white backgrounds. Diverse characters debut. Included is an author’s note and information about Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

I Love You Like Yellow by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator Vashti Harrison

Reading Age: 4 – 8 years

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: March 29, 2022

LOVE is demonstrated through a variety of activities through good times and bad. Love is for all ages and for a diversity of people. Readers and listeners will enjoy this rhyming picture book with a vast array of illustrated scenarios to view. A book to read anytime of the year.