I would like to spotlight the work of one author that never fails to impress me. Although I have never counted them, over the past couple of years, I have reviewed quite a few children’s books by author, Carole P. Roman.
I was first introduced to her work with her If You Were Me and Lived In… series of children’s books. In each book she introduces children to different countries and cultures around the world. All of the books in this series explore what is of interest to children. Each book follows a similar format. They begin with information about the country’s location, important cities, and landmarks. They also answer questions that children would ask. What do you call your parents? Where do you go for fun? What kind of toys do you play with? What kind of foods do you eat? The book also describes holidays, local events, schools, and much more. I am not sure I have covered them all, but I know the following countries have their own books that start If You Were Me and Lived In….India, Australia, Mexico, Kenya, South Korea, Russia, China, Scotland, Peru, Hungary, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Turkey, and France.
Another fun and interesting series is Carole’s Captain No Beard pirate books. Alexander has a vivid imagination and with each book he fades into an imaginary adventure aboard The Flying Dragon pirate ship. He has a crew of friends that have great pretend escapades. There is always a subtle lesson that emphasizes friendship, teamwork, cooperation, and doing what is right. Although I haven’t read all of them, these are the books that I know are in this series:
Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life
Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience: A Captain No Beard Story
Stuck in the Doldrums: A Lesson in Sharing- A Captain No Beard Story
Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas, Book 4 of the Captain No Beard Series
Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: Captain No Beard (note: my personal favorite)
Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis (Captain No Beard Stories)
The Crew Goes Coconuts!: A Captain No Beard Story Volume 6
A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story
Another book of Carole P. Roman, not part of a series, is I Want To Do Yoga Too. A young child, Hallie, goes with her mom to yoga class, but isn’t allowed to join in. When she tells the babysitter how much she wants to do yoga, the sitter teaches her four yoga poses. This is a very fun book for young children that will immediately want to play along and do the poses.
Carole also presented a book Whaley's Big Adventure: Presented by Carole P. Roman written and illustrated by her 5 year old grandson, Alexander Luke. It is an interesting book that teaches children about different kinds of whales.
Her Amazon site