Author Archives: kyurenka

When Mino Took the Bus by Simona Ciraolo

            When Mino Took the Bus by Simona Ciraolo.  Flying Eye Books, 2022. 9781838740887 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Mino, a little chipmunk, … Continue reading

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The Wicked Ones by Robin Benway

The Wicked Ones (A Dark Ascension Novel) by Robin Benway. Disney Press, 2023. 9781368078627 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book? When sisters Drizella and … Continue reading

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Race Against Death: The Greatest POW Rescue of World War II by Deborah Hopkinson

Race Against Death: The Greatest POW Rescue of World War II by Deborah Hopkinson. Scholastic Focus, 2023. 9781338746167 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC, published April 2023 What did you like about … Continue reading

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Epic Animal Journeys: Navigation & Migration by Air, Land and Sea by Ed J Brown and Ziggy Hanaor

Epic Animal Journeys: Navigation & Migration by Air, Land and Sea by Ed J Brown and Ziggy Hanaor. Cicada Books, c2022, 2023. 9781800660298 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz: a true story retold for young readers by Jeremy Dronfield

            The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz: a true story retold for young readers by Jeremy Dronfield. Quill Tree Books, 2023.  9780063236172 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you … Continue reading

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The Moon Tonight: Our Moon’s Journey Around Earth by Jung Chang-hoon, illustrated by Jang Ho

The Moon Tonight: Our Moon’s Journey Around Earth by Jung Chang-hoon, illustrated by Jang Ho, translated by Paige Morris. Blue Dot Kids, 2023. 9781737603252 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you … Continue reading

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Cocoa Magic by Sandra Bradley, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

Cocoa Magic by Sandra Bradley, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard. Pajama Press, 2022. 9781772782646 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Daniel was only four when … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Farm by Michael Garland

Grandma’s Farm by Michael Garland. Astra Young Readers, 2022. 9781635925838  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? When Grandma and Timmy go to visit the … Continue reading

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The Bear and the Wildcat by Kazumi Yumoto, illustrated by Komako Sakai

The Bear and the Wildcat by Kazumi Yumoto, illustrated by Komako Sakai. Gecko Press, c2008, 2011, 2023 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Bear … Continue reading

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How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow. Harper Teen, 2022. 9780063078727  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction/ Romance What did you like about the book? The story begins as … Continue reading

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