Author Archives: Stephanie Tournas

Trail of Crumbs by Lisa J. Lawrence

Trail of Crumbs by Lisa J. Lawrence. Orca, 2019. 9781459821217 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Twins Greta and Ash are in a bad place, mentally and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Realistic/Contemporary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Toes in My Nose and Other Poems by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Sydney Smith

Toes in My Nose and Other Poems by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Sydney Smith. Nimbus, 2019.  9781771082181 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Genre: Poetry What did you like about the book? Here is the paperback edition … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Picture Book, Poetry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Build-a-Story Cards: Community Helpers by Stephanie Paige Wieder, illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Build-a-Story Cards: Community Helpers by Stephanie Paige Wieder, illustrated by Sophie Fatus. Barefoot Books, 9781782857402, 2019 Format: Card Deck Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the book?  This a set of … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Interactive, Wordless picture book | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Build-a-Story Cards: Ocean Adventure by Stephanie Paige Wieder, illustrated by Debbie Harter

Build-a-Story Cards: Ocean Adventure by Stephanie Paige Wieder, illustrated by Debbie Harter. Barefoot Books, 9781782857396, 2019 Format: Card Deck Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the book?  This a set of … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Interactive, Wordless picture book | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tom Gates Extra Special Treats (Not) by Liz Pichon

Tom Gates Extra Special Treats (Not) by Liz Pichon. Candlewick Press, 9781536207750, 2019 Format: Hardcover, 231 pages Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre: Realistic Fiction/Humor What did you like about the book? Another lively import from overseas, this book … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Humor | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Eyes & Spies by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, artwork by Belle Wuthrich

Eyes & Spies by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, artwork by Belle Wuthrich. Annick Press, 9781554519101, 2019 Format: softcover, 135 pages Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book?  Going into great detail, this title … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Privacy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Summer of ‘69 by Todd Strasser

Summer of ‘69 by Todd Strasser. Candlewick Press, 9780763695262, 2019 Format: Hardcover, 373 pages Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre: Realistic/Historical Fiction What did you like about the book? Lucas is living in 1969, has a girlfriend, enough pot … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Vietnam War | Tagged , | Leave a comment