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Random Stuff That Rocks: Books, Books, and More Books!

Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates

By Cheryl B. Klein

Illustrated by Abhi Alwar

A quirky book about the challenges of friendship and embracing each other’s differences. 

$15.99 | Amazon

The 1619 Project. Born on the Water  

By Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renee Watson

Illustrated by Nikkolas Smith

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson. 

$14.99 | Amazon

Our A-MAZE-ING National Parks: 50 Mazes from Arcadia to Zion

By Joe Wos

This book, created by a cartoonist and artist, features 50 mazes as well as incredible details and fun facts about the National Parks in the US. This is a great travel companion to bring on the road. 

$16.95 | Amazon

Ultimate Books of African Animals 

Can you find the fastest creature? Now look for the deadliest cat. Which do you think is the cutest one? The exceptional photographs make the animals look so real you might think you’re actually in the safari!   

$17.99 | Amazon

National Geographic Kids World Atlas 6th Edition 

The map experts at National Geographic debut the sixth edition of their Kids World Atlas – the perfect reference for kids to learn about lands close to home or oceans away. You’ll find maps, stats, and facts about the people, places, current trends, and developments of our world. A fascinating read in combination with vibrant images.   

$18.87 | Amazon

A Thing Called Snow 

By Yuval Zommer 

The illustrations in this sweet story about two woodland friends looking for snow are simply exquisite. This is a must-have for your winter collection.    

$17.99 | penguinrandomhouse.com

About The Author

Dasha Peipon

Dasha is originally from Ukraine (it’s in the heart of Europe, look it up on the map if you want!) and moved to Mississippi with her family in September 2017. Before that she lived in Massachusetts and Maryland. She guesses they have a thing for “M” states. She is a writer, an editor, a teacher and the type of mom that never sits still. Being part of Parents & Kids has been helpful for her goal of finding places to explore with her kids, getting plugged in and her family becoming true Mississippians.

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