Author Archives: Stephanie Tournas

Lucas Makes a Comeback by Igor Plohl, illustrated by Urška Stropnik Šonc

Lucas Makes a Comeback by Igor Plohl, illustrated by Urška Stropnik Šonc. Translation by Založba Pivec. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823447664 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre:  Picture books What did you like about … Continue reading

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Sam Can’t Sleep by Davide Cali, illustrated by Anna Aparicio Català

Sam Can’t Sleep by Davide Cali, illustrated by Anna Aparicio Català. NubeOcho, 2021. 9788418133060 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Animals/bedtime story What did you like about the book? It’s nighttime and the … Continue reading

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The Way Back by Gavriel Savit

The Way Back by Gavriel Savit. Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. 9781984894625 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Fantasy/horror/folklore What did you like about the book? Two children from the tiny village of Tupik … Continue reading

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Good Dog: Herd You Loud and Clear by Cam Higgins, illustrated by Ariel Landy

Good Dog: Herd You Loud and Clear by Cam Higgins, illustrated by Ariel Landy. Little Simon, 2020. 9781534479074 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Animal fiction  What did you like about the … Continue reading

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I Love My Teacher by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Emma Dodd

I Love My Teacher by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Emma Dodd. Disney Hyperion, (9781368053082), 2021 Format:  Board Book Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Picture Book What did you like about the book?   Rhyming … Continue reading

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Where’s the Puffin? / Where’s the Queen? by Ingela P. Arrhenius

Where’s the Puffin? (9781536217308) / Where’s the Queen? (9781536217292) by Ingela P. Arrhenius. Nosy Crow, 2021. Format:  Board Book Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Picture Book What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Pangolina by Jane Goodall, illustrated by Daishu Ma

Pangolina by Jane Goodall, illustrated by Daishu Ma. minedition, 2021. 9781662650406 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Animal fiction What did you like about the book? A young pangolin narrates a story about … Continue reading

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Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham

Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham. Roaring Brook Press, 2021. 9781250798350 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Genre:  Realistic/picture books What did you like about the book? How do you explain the Covid-19 pandemic to … Continue reading

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Go Be Wonderful! by Donna Gephart, illustrated by Francesca Chessa

Go Be Wonderful! by Donna Gephart, illustrated by Francesca Chessa. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823445110 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Picture book What did you like about the book? When Daisy is born, … Continue reading

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The Graveyard Riddle by Lisa Thompson

The Graveyard Riddle by Lisa Thompson. Scholastic, 2021. 9781338679038 Format: ARC (8/21 pub date) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Mystery What did you like about the book? Melody lives with her Mom on Chestnut … Continue reading

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