A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The books read in the series teach messages of racial equality, self-love, and kindness. Questions that are posed by children in the book club, and answers provided by the authors shed light on different cultural perspectives.
Positive messages from the featured books include: every body is a perfect body, you can do anything you put your mind to, everyone is beautiful, and it's important to talk openly about race.
Positive Role Models
All the featured authors are kind and warm towards children in the book club, and the children are confident and engaged throughout the show. Characters in the stories showcase diversity and positive mindsets.
Diversity is prominently featured in the characters of the books, the authors reading the stories, and the children in the book club. People of different races, ages, religions, and physical abilities are featured.
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Products & Purchases
All the featured authors/illustrators are reading their own books, which in some way may encourage viewers to purchase the titles.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that BookTube Jr. is a series that spotlights authors reading stories with representative characters and positive messages. In each episode, an author reads their own picture book and engages in questions and answers with young children in a book club setting. The selected books have profound and developmentally-appropriate themes around self-love, anti-racism, and treating people equally. Viewers, young and old, will leave this virtual book club feeling inspired.
Is It Any Good?
This show is a wonderful choice for preschool and early elementary school-age children. But the fun and learning doesn't have to stop with them, BookTube Jr. is an engaging choice for the whole family, who can continue to discuss the featured themes once viewing is over. Episodes are 11 minutes or less, making them developmentally appropriate for viewers. All of the books have positive messages about acceptance and how to make the world a better place. The positive impact of each book is displayed in the takeaways that each child in the book club shares.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
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