Sure, it's a good idea to minimize screen time for the kids, but some screen time is better than others! Here's a great resource when you need a stand-in for story time: Storyline Online, an award-winning children's literacy website. So much better than letting your littles loose on YouTube!
In Caroline and the Not-Mamma, a small girl is alternately terrified and furious when her grandmother--seen by Caroline as the "Not-Mamma"--babysits her for the day. The story is told through the child's eyes. Here, she has a swift response when the Not-Mamma brings her lunch. Illustrator Elena Kochetova added the cat to nearly every scene to amplify the mood and offer a fun detail for the littles to search for on every page. The book is due out in early 2020 and will be available for pre-order in December 2019.