Author Archives: Stephanie Tournas

Farmers Unite: Planting a Protest for Fair Prices by Lindsay H. Metcalf

Farmers Unite: Planting a Protest for Fair Prices by Lindsay H. Metcalf. Calkins Creek, 9781684379088, 2020. Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book? This is an interesting … Continue reading

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The Good Germ Hotel: Meet Your Body’s Marvelous Microbes by Kim Sung-hwa and Kwon Su-jin, illustrated by Kim Ryung-eon

The Good Germ Hotel: Meet Your Body’s Marvelous Microbes by Kim Sung-hwa and Kwon Su-jin, illustrated by Kim Ryung-eon. What on Earth Books, 9781913750169, 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did … Continue reading

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LillyBelle: A Damsel NOT in Distress by Joana Pastro, illustrated by Jhon Ortiz

LillyBelle: A Damsel NOT in Distress by Joana Pastro, illustrated by Jhon Ortiz. Boyds Mills Press, 9781635922967, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Picture book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Ghostology: A True Revelation of Spirits, Ghouls, and Hauntings by Lucinda Curtle and Dugald A. Steer, illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert, Garry Walton and Doug Sirois

Ghostology: A True Revelation of Spirits, Ghouls, and Hauntings by Lucinda Curtle and Dugald A. Steer, illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert, Garry Walton and Doug Sirois. Candlewick, 2020. 9781536209150 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) … Continue reading

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Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch. Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2020. 9781534448834 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Liv Varanakis’s dad left her … Continue reading

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All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat. Candlewick, 2020. 9781536209457 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the book? This is a … Continue reading

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The Story of the Three Wise Kings by Tomie dePaola

The Story of the Three Wise Kings by Tomie dePaola. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, (9781534466524), 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Picture Book What did you like about … Continue reading

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I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: a Japanese Legend by Wendy Henrichs, illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi

I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: a Japanese Legend by Wendy Henrichs, illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi. Peachtree (9781561455898), 2011 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Picture Book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Coming to Santa’s for Dinner? by Tomie dePaola

Guess Who’s Coming to Santa’s for Dinner? by Tomie dePaola. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, (9781534466494), 2004 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Picture Book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Wild Symphony by Dan Brown, illustrated by Susan Batori.

Wild Symphony by Dan Brown,  illustrated by Susan Batori. Rodale Kids, (9780593123843), 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Picture Book What did you like about the book? This picture book poetry … Continue reading

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