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A Bookish Minute

I have read aloud to my children since they were babies, and I thought to myself one day, “Why don’t I make some read-aloud videos where I recommend children’s books to young readers and their carers?”

And so, taa-dah! A Bookish Minute was born, a series of bite-sized videos where I read for one minute from children’s books that I’ve read and enjoyed – picture books, chapter books, or novels for middle graders or young adults.

Click to the videos at the links below (sorted by reading age) or check out my YouTube channel.

Happy reading!

PICTURE BOOKS (3 – 8 years old)

Moon Rabbit by Natalie Russell

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Sam & Eva by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Lizzy and the Cloud by the Fan Brothers

Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K Lazo Gilmore; illustrated by Kristi Valiant

EARLY READER (5 – 8 years old)

The Princess in Black by Shannon & Dean Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Yasmin the Superhero by Saadia Faruqi; illustrated by Hatem Aly

MIDDLE GRADE (8 – 13 years old)

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin


Writer, avid reader of children's books and mother of two young readers.