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Doodle Journeys by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Travel for kids often means sitting in a plane, train, or car with an iPad on their laps—head down, headphones on, watching a movie or playing a mind-numbing game. In Doodle Journeys, an interactive guidebook, Dawn creates prompts that inspire children to pick up their head and look outside the window. They are challenged to imagine where they are going, what they might see. They are also dared to envision worlds that don’t exist.

The book will offer suggestions of marking tools (showing a TSA-approved artist kit), ways to adhere photos, and tips for how to document with doodles. Young explorers will use prompts on pages overflowing with colorful, vibrant backgrounds to encourage them to note and document what’s around them. Throughout the book are travel-inspired doodles and quotes.

Art to Start Doodling: A Sketchbook by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Gain confidence in your natural creativity and conquer your fear of the blank page with a sketchbook conceived by the “Doodle Queen” herself! This sketchbook bridges the gap between guided journal and blank sketchbook. Instead of written prompts, Sokol’s well-loved, colorful backgrounds serve as the creative spark for doodling. Bound with a lay-flat binding, Art to Start Doodling is ideally suited for creative experimentation and exploration.

Tokyo: A Book of Senses by Ashley Evanson

Hello, Tokyo! Touch the snow as it falls quietly on Mt. Fuji. This board book series pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of the iconic art, architecture, food, and culture of cities around the world. Both children and adults are sure to love these hip and charming books!

In Tokyo, you can use all your senses while discovering the city: smell cherry blossoms in beautiful gardens, taste sushi at the fish market, and feel peaceful inside a temple.

Rio: A Book of Sounds by Ashley Evanson

Hello, Rio de Janeiro! The crowd claps and shouts at a soccer match. This board book series pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of the iconic art, architecture, food, and culture of cities around the world. Both children and adults are sure to love these charming books!

Listen to the sounds all over Rio de Janeiro: the drums booming at the Carnival Parade, animals roaring in the rainforest, and the crowd clapping at a soccer match. There’s so much to discover in this vibrant city!

Here, Kitty, Kitty by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Toddlers will meet kitties of all sizes, shapes, and breeds in this book. From the exotic Sphynx and Himalayan to the common housecat and Maine Coon, Dawn DeVries Sokol’s colorful illustrations will enchant budding cat-people, and encourage life-long love of furry friends.

Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of six doodling books, including Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls, which has sold over 100,000 copies. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University in 1992, Sokol has worked her way from editing and designing newspapers to art directing magazines to designing and authoring books. She also illustrates lettering, teaches online workshops, and doodles in her art journals as much as possible.

Leapin’ Lizards by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Babies and toddlers will enjoy artist Dawn Sokol’s colorfully illustrated pet lizards, from the curious Collard Lizard to the vibrant Veiled Chameleon, in this fun board book. The cricket-loving Crested Gecko, the bewitching Bearded Dragon, and other fun lizards will delight budding reptile fans, and foster a lifelong love of pets of all kinds.

Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of six doodling books, including Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Her art journaling and doodling articles have appeared in Cloth Paper Scissors, Pages, Art Journaling Exposed, and Somerset Studio’s Art Journaling. Her artwork has appeared in shows from Tempe, Arizona, to Tokyo, Japan

Good Dog by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Your little one will love Dawn DeVries Sokol’s cute and funny illustrations, from the tiny Cheeky Chihuahua to the huge Gracious Great Dane. The droopy ears of the Brave Beagle and the Kindhearted Corgi’s sweet hug are sure to delight little dog-lovers, and kindle a life-long puppy love.

Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of six doodling books, including Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls, which has sold over 100,000 copies. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University in 1992, Sokol has worked her way from editing and designing newspapers to art directing magazines to designing and authoring books. She also illustrates lettering, teaches online workshops, and doodles in her art journals as much as possible.

Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman

An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.

Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it’s racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle, to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow.

Parents and kids will delight in Robb Pearlman’s sweet, simple script, as well as its powerful message: life is not color-coded.

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