The Friendly Bookshelf Virtual Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway

Monday, November 29, 2021

The Friendly Bookshelf

Written by Caroline and Katherine Brickley

Illustrated by Daniela Pérez-Duarte

Ages 3+ | 32 Pages

Publisher: Blossom Children’s Media Group | ISBN-13: 9780997782714

Publisher’s Synopsis: 

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.

Available for purchase here and here.


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 golden doodle, Sugar, who served as the inspiration for the library dog featured in The Friendly Bookshelf.

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The Friendly Bookshelf is a cute book that shows that everyone belongs and that you don't have to always fit into the expectations that everyone else has for you that you can achieve your dreams and goals. This book has a good message about being kinder and being friendly. This book is unique in that it uses a bookshelf to tell the story and inspire kids to be friendly and brave to be yourself. The dialogue was engaging and it was easy to read. The message was inspiring and told in such a way that it was easy for kid to understand and relate to. This book would be a great read out loud at home, a library setting or classroom setting. The illustrations are attractive, eye-catching and cute. I think it's a book that kids will enjoy reading. I look forward to seeing what these authors will come up with next. I think the style and delivery of the book was well done.


Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Friendly Bookshelf! 

(7) Seven winners receive: A copy of The Friendly Bookshelf  and A copy of The Friendly Bookshelf donated to a library of your choice.

The giveaway ends December 16, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT. 

This post is in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Blossom Children's Media Group, LLC. I received a free ebook to review, however, this is my honest opinion.

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