Little Feminist Book Club is a monthly book subscription box for kids ages newborn to nine years old. Each month you will receive one to two books selected to help diversify your bookshelf. Plus, you will also receive hands-on activities and tools to help your book come to life. Subscriptions are offered for ages 0-2, 2-4, 4-7, and 7-9. From Little Feminist:
Only 31% of children's books feature a female character, and only 13% feature a person of color.
This review is of the Book Club for ages 4-7 years.
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About Little Feminist Book Club Box
The Subscription Box: Little Feminist Book Club
The Cost: $22.95 per month + $2.95 flat rate shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: At least one book (sometimes more) and hands-on activities and tools to help bring your book to life.
Ships to: The U.S. for $2.95 and worldwide for varying rates.
Little Feminist Book Club Box June 2021 Review
I received this welcome card introducing this month's book. They go over a few details about the book and how you can share your thoughts with them after reading the book with your little ones!
I was so excited to see a book about community kitchens. My kids are constantly fighting over and complaining about food. I know it is totally normal for their ages (5 and 2.5) but it drives me crazy especially since we are still facing a huge hunger issue in our country and beyond. I always try to remind them that we will always have enough food for both of them, that they do not need to fight over it or worry if the other got more. I remind them that we are lucky, but not every other little boy and girl is as lucky. That some kids wake up with an empty belly and their parents might not be able to fill it, or they go to bed without that yummy dessert. This book was an excellent way to show both of my kids how lucky they are but also showcases the importance of giving back to our communities. We really wanted to start having our son Fox volunteer at our local food bank when he turned 5, but with covid, we still don't feel comfortable. This book was a great insight into that world though and will hopefully be a great jumping-off point for when he can start volunteering soon!
This was an energetic story that takes us through a community kitchen. It shows us from beginning to end how everyone works together to gather food from their local garden and pantry to put together a wonderful meal that everyone in the community could enjoy. It showed the process of deciding what to make, how the kitchen moves like a beautiful dance, and how everyone gathers and mingles together over food in the end. I thought that this story was fun and engaging, showing a unique take on how we create a meal, how food can bring communities of people together, and that all can make a difference. My son was obsessed with the graphics, he said they reminded him of a comic book so it really helped to enhance the overall reading experience. This was such a great book to add to our collection!
Tie on your apron! Roll up your sleeves!
Pans are out, oven is hot, the kitchen’s all ready!
Where do we start?
In this lively, rousing picture book from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, a crew of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen, and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another. Bonus materials include recipes and an author’s note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book.
What Do You Think Card
Each book comes with a 'What Do You Think' card that provides questions that you can ask your little reader about the book. Each side is broken out by age, which I find so helpful. This book really had so many messages in it about food, community, and really a lesson in how privileged we are. I thought that these thinking cards were a great way to really engage Fox in this story and why it is so important to care for other people around us and recognize that we are very lucky to have the food on our table. He really engaged well when I asked him where he likes to gather with friends old and new and why. It really brought home the story of how meals can bring all sorts of people together in such a warm and loving way. We also discussed how we can help our community in a big or small way. Around food, I asked him how we can be more resourceful in using what we have or how we should maybe plant a garden next year. These cards are always such a thoughtful way to round out the whole experience.
Little Feminist In Action: Make Community Stronger
This month's Little Feminist In Action page is all about how we can make our community stronger. My son Fox is such a visual learner and loves to draw that I knew he would be excited to work on this page. We thought of what needed help or work in our community. He decided that there is a lot of trash around our neighborhood (we live on a hill so on trash night if it is windy the neighborhood can become messy quickly). We thought it would be great to take a walk with gloves and a trash bag to clean up any messes, no matter how big or small. This is a great way to help our environment and our neighbors. We drew how things looked before and after and how we were able to help. This is a great way to think of ways to help your community and something that I will be doing again with my son!
Verdict: This month's Little Feminist Book Club came at such a great time as I have been trying to talk to my kids about food and hunger and how we can help our communities more. These books always seem to come at the right time for my family though! I was able to show Fox in such a fun and thoughtful way how some people don't have access to a pantry full of snacks and delicious meals three times a day. That sometimes people have to pull together to feed those needy people and that is something to really take pride in. I loved that this month's activity page allowed a more visual and hands-on way to think about how we can help our community and it got my son so involved! We are all constantly learning and discovering, books are such an incredible way to show our kids that there is so much more outside of the little bubbles that they live in. This allows us to teach our kids gratitude and to hopefully raise kids that will love, care for, and change the world one day. I honestly believe that these books each month have helped to engage our kids in big real-world issues in such a fun and thoughtful way that is also silly, beautiful, and funny at times.
To Wrap Up:
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