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The Friendly Bookshelf Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway (7 Winners)

Bookshelves are my favorite pieces of furniture in my home, for they help me store and organize our ever-growing book collection. It had never occurred to me however, that bookshelves could have a story of their own, until I was introduced to The Friendly Bookshelf, written by award-winning authors Caroline and Katherine Brickley. Check out this unique book and enter to win a copy for yourself as well as a copy for your local library!

My Review:

The Friendly Bookshelf is an inspiring and heartwarming story about Bibli the bookshelf, who longs to find a story about a bookshelf although all the other bookshelves in the library have firmly ruled out the possibility. Instead of just standing still as a place to hold books, Bibli goes as far as a bookshelf can to help out visitors to the library. And by doing so, he not only becomes best friends with Cassie but also earns a very special surprise from the little girl who used to be shy and lonely.

Bookshelves come in different sizes and styles, just as people do. By writing the first-ever picture book centering around a personified bookshelf, the authors make the point that everyone deserves to have a story of their own, no matter how ordinary or insignificant they may appear to be. While encouraging young readers to be kind, positive and compassionate, the book shows how someone could become the creator of their own story, a story that is worth sharing with the rest of the world. Meanwhile, the story inspires us to think outside the box and not to be afraid to be different.

The bright-colored illustrations help create a cozy, friendly atmosphere for the story, which goes perfectly in line with its theme. The pictures also enrich the narrative with all the fun and fascinating ways in which a bookshelf could interact with people and offer help. The imagination that powers the book is simply amazing!

About the Book:

Written by Caroline and Katherine Brickley
Illustrated by Daniela PĂ©rez-Duarte

Ages 3+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: Blossom Children’s Media Group | ISBN-13: 9780997782714

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.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Bookshop

About the Authors:

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.

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Seven lucky readers will each win a copy of The Friendly Bookshelf and a copy donated to a library of their choice!

Giveaway ends 12/16. Open to US 18+ only. Please enter below. Good luck!

The Friendly Bookshelf Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. The giveaway is hosted by The Children's Book Review and sponsored by Blossom Children's Media Group, LL. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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