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Great Idea Malia!

Alliah L. Agostini

Malia has big ideas and boundless energy for problem-solving her mom's new job in this joyful picture book that's perfect for young families juggling work and play.

Malia loves two things: spending time with Mom and dreaming up Great Ideas. That's why they call her Great Idea Malia! (Or at least . . . they should!)

When Mom gets a big new job, she is busier than ever. Malia realizes that Mom needs help. Time for some Great Ideas!

1. Malia cleans Mom's office--sweeping her paperwork into the recycling.
2. Malia answers all her emails--with random emojis.
3. Malia even jazzes up her presentation-- with cute dinosaurs and unicorns.

When it turns out this was not the help Mom had in mind, Malia needs a better-than-ever Great Idea to make things right.

Explore the big power of "small" ideas in this relatable story with a lovable mother-daughter duo, fabulous art, and inspirational--if slightly misplaced--energy.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Holiday House
  • Publish Date: Sep 17th, 2024
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 1.25lb
  • EAN: 9780823456314
  • Recommended age: 04-08
  • Categories: Imagination & PlayBusiness, Careers, OccupationsAfrican American & Black

About the Author

Alliah L. Agostini has marketed everything from tampons to scrappy start-ups, but motherhood helped her return to her first love: children's literature. She is the author of The Juneteenth Story and Big Tune, which was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Alliah has an A.B. and an M.B.A. from Harvard, and is a member of KidLit in Color, Black Creators HQ, the Picture Book Sunrays, and SCBWI. Find her online at and @alliago

Olivia de Castro is an illustrator who grew up in a Colombian-Dominican family in Verona, New Jersey. She graduated from Pratt Institute, and is the illustrator of How to Speak in Spanglish, by Mónica Mancillas, and Cute Toot, by Breanna J. McDaniel. When she isn't drawing, she can be found binging true crime documentaries and cooking spicy food in her kitchen in Brooklyn. Find her online @oliviadecastroart

  • Fans of mother-daughter books like Oge Mora's Saturday and problem-solving stories like Ashley Spires's The Most Magnificent Thing
  • Kids who love to "help" their busy parents, and the parents who don't need their "help"
  • Black families who want fun, relatable picture books with Black representation
  • Teachers with "helpful" kids in their classrooms
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