Monday, March 20, 2017

Brobarians Blog Tour

It has been a while since I've had a chance to post anything or even read anything! Something that I'm hoping to fix, now that my life is starting to calm down. Instead of my usual It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post, I'm pleased to present a new picture book from Lindsay Ward.

This is the tale of the mighty Brobarians. Two warriors, once at peace…now at odds.

Iggy the Brobarian has taken over the land. Can Otto the Big Brobarian win it back? Or maybe, with a little help, the two brothers can find peace again…

I absolutely loved this book! This was such a unique way to approach sibling rivalry. The story was entertaining and easy to identify with, even being an only child. I have had a few friendships were we seemed more like siblings than friends. After I got done reading I had to go back and just look at the illustrations that Lindsay Ward created for the book. They are incredible! I especially loved the cloud that she made out of the red and blue lined writing paper. If you would like to see more of Lindsay's illustrations check out Alyson Beecher's post on the blog tour.

I always wonder how an author becomes inspired to write their books. I love being able to share that with my students. It lets them know that inspiration can come from an ordinary event. And now to let you know too:

Lindsay Ward would never have written this book if she hadn't stayed up late one night watching Conan the Barbarian. She finds the idea of baby barbarians to be very funny . . . and hopes you do too. Lindsay's recent books include Rosco vs. the Baby and The Importance of Being 3. Most days you can find her writing and sketching at home in Ohio with her family. Learn more about her at or on Twitter: @lindsaymward.

Definitely check out Lindsay's website to find her other books. She has written quite a few! I'm going to be finding some that I haven't read soon. Also you can get a great coloring sheet of Otto and Iggy here! I'm even more excited, after reading Brobarians, for my friend to have her second child. They have decided to wait to find out the gender. She and her husband already have one boy and now I'm really hoping they have a second so I can give the family a copy of this book! 

Happy Reading!!

Stacey (@libraryjo92)