Author Archives: Stephanie Tournas

Snail Trail by Ziggy Hanaor, illustrated by Christos Kourtoglou

Snail Trail by Ziggy Hanaor, illustrated by Christos Kourtoglou. Cicada Books, 2023. 9781800660311 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Not all who wander are lost, … Continue reading

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A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth: Stories from India by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy

A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth: Stories from India by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536225150 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fiction/short stories What did … Continue reading

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How to Help a Friend by Karl Newson, illustrated by Clara Anganuzzi

How to Help a Friend by Karl Newson, illustrated by Clara Anganuzzi. Templar Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536226676 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about … Continue reading

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Bunnygirl: The First Adventure by Holly Jayne

Bunnygirl: The First Adventure by Holly Jayne. Berbay Publishing, 2023. 9781922610515 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy graphic novel What did you like about the book? This picture-book sized graphic novel features … Continue reading

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Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute by Sayantani Dasgupta

Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute by Sayantani Dasgupta. Scholastic Press, 2023. 9781338797725 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (March 2023 publication date) Genre:  Romance What did you like about the book? Eila Das loves … Continue reading

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Kind Crocodile by Leo Timmers

Kind Crocodile by Leo Timmers. Translated by Bill Nagelkerke. Gecko Press, 2023. 9781776574704 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Board Book What did you like about the book? Kind crocodile finds himself in the rescue … Continue reading

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Wildoak by C. C. Harrington

Wildoak by C. C. Harrington, drawings by Diana Sudyka. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338803860 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Historical fiction What did you like about the book? Maggie is so afflicted by … Continue reading

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Nomads: Life on the Move by Kinchoi Lam

Nomads: Life on the Move by Kinchoi Lam. Cicada Books Ltd, 2023, c2022. 9781800660328 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? Seven nomadic cultures from around the world … Continue reading

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What Do You See When You Look at a Tree? by Emma Carlisle

What Do You See When You Look at a Tree? by Emma Carlisle. Templar Books, 2022. 9781536226669 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? This handsome … Continue reading

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Bobo and Pup-Pup: The Funny Book by Vikram Madan, illustrated by Nicola Slater

Bobo and Pup-Pup: The Funny Book by Vikram Madan, illustrated by Nicola Slater. Random House, 2022. 9780593562802 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover  Easy reader Genre: Humor What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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