Goddess Book Club List - January

Sukey and the Mermaid

By Robert D. San Souci & Illustrated by Brian Pinkey

In this African American folktale, Sukey runs away to her secret place by the ocean. There, she calls up Mama Jo, a beautiful black mermaid. Mama Jo's got a surprise for Sukey; a magical kingdom beneath the sea without time or pain. But it's also without people. Is it really better than the world above? (Mama beware: Quite old-fashioned in places, for instance around the theme of marriage / dowry I change the language when reading to kids). Ages 5+

 

Florabelle

Written by Sasha Quinton & Illustrated by Brigette Barrager & Photos by Michel Tcherevkoff
This sweet story encourages children to use their imagination. Florabelle is constantly imagining that she is fabulous and flamboyant character - to the frustration of her family. But one day the playtime of pretend serves her well as she conquers her fear. My kind of book - always encourage imagination! Ages 4+

 

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth 

By Sanjay Patel & Emily Haynes
This beautifully illustrated book is inspired by the Hindu legend of Ganesha and the epic poem Mahabharata. Munching on sweets, the boy with an elephant head breaks his tusk on a jawbreaker. He uses the tusk to help write the poem, and it is so beautiful that he even forgets about the sweets! Ages 4+

 

 

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I’m Lucie, founder of Mischievous Goddess. I'm not yet a mom or an auntie and do not have hands-on experience in either of these roles. I was however a child once myself. I’m also trying to have a baby after a miscarriage. I work with kids on a regular basis and for many a year babysat kids of all ages. This was written to entertain and shine a light on subjects that are dear to my heart and to inspire all children to be wild, free, and most importantly themselves. I am not a childcare expert, or a certified teacher or nanny, or psychiatrist. All views expressed are my own. 
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