Author Archives: Stephanie Tournas

Hidden Habitats: Water by Lily Murray, illustrated by Lara Hawthorne

Hidden Habitats: Water by Lily Murray, illustrated by Lara Hawthorne. Big Picture Press, 2021. 9781536219944 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? This is a stylish interactive book … Continue reading

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Sato the Rabbit: A Sea of Tea by Yuki Ainoya

Sato the Rabbit: A Sea of Tea by Yuki Ainoya. Translated by Michael Blaskowsky. Enchanted Lion Books, 2022. 9781592703555 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Shapes and Colors by John Canty

Shapes and Colors by John Canty. Berbay Publishing, 2021. 9780645069686 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Concepts/picture book What did you like about the book? Colors so vibrant that they glisten, and easy … Continue reading

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Covered in Adventures by Gillian Hibbs

Covered in Adventures by Gillian Hibbs. Child’s Play, 2021. 9781786283481 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic/picture book What did you like about the book? Sasha loves her old, dirty sweater. When her … Continue reading

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The Tinysaurs Send Love by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Dean Gray

The Tinysaurs Send Love by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Dean Gray. Tiger Tales, 2021. 9781680102802 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Format: Hardcover Genre: Holiday/Valentine’s Day/picture book What did you like about the book? The Tinysaurs, … Continue reading

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Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul

Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul. Sourcebooks Fire, 2021. 9781492635253 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Paperback Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Throughout the course of a road … Continue reading

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P is for Puffin: The ABCs of Uncommon Animals by Timothy Young

P is for Puffin: The ABCs of Uncommon Animals by Timothy Young. Schiffer Kids, 2021. 9780764362477 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Board Book Genre:  Animals/ABC What did you like about the book? Uncommon animals … Continue reading

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The Missing Trick by Robin Jacobs, illustrated by Aimee Wright

The Missing Trick by Robin Jacobs, illustrated by Aimee Wright. Cicada Books, 2021. 9781908714947 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy/picture book What did you like about the book? Simple, brief text and … Continue reading

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Jadie in Five Dimensions by Dianne D. Salerni

Jadie in Five Dimensions by Dianne D. Salerni. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823449095 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Science fiction What did you like about the book? Thirteen year old Jadie shares some … Continue reading

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The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel and the Golden Acorn by Educational Insights, illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel and the Golden Acorn by Educational Insights, illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti. Candlewick Entertainment, 2021. 9781536222739 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Board Book Genre:  Interactive books What did you like about … Continue reading

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