Author Archives: Stephanie Tournas

Monsters Love Cupcakes by Mike Austin

Monsters Love Cupcakes by Mike Austin. Harper, 2022. 9780062286192 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? Multitudes of merry monsters make cupcakes in this … Continue reading

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A Tiger in the Land of Dreams by Tiger Tateishi

A Tiger in the Land of Dreams by Tiger Tateishi. Translated by Yosuke Kitazawa. 50 Watts Books, 2022, c1984. 9781957625003 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover picture books Genre:  Fantasy What did you like … Continue reading

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Something About Grandma by Tania de Regil

Something About Grandma by Tania de Regil. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536201949 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Julia is going to stay with Grandma without … Continue reading

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Fiona the Fruit Bat by Dan Riskin, illustrated by Rachel Qiuqi

Fiona the Fruit Bat by Dan Riskin, illustrated by Rachel Qiuqi. Greystone Kids, 2022. 9781771647854 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Fiona is a young … Continue reading

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The Ugly Place by Laura Deal, illustrated by Emma Pedersen

The Ugly Place by Laura Deal, illustrated by Emma Pedersen. Inhabit Media, Inc., 2022. 9781772274325 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? A child strolls along … Continue reading

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Maya and the Beast by Maya Gabeira, illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki

Maya and the Beast by Maya Gabeira, illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9781419760006 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Inspirational/sports What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day by Davina Bell, illustrated by Allison Colpoys

Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day by Davina Bell, illustrated by Allison Colpoys. Scribble Books, 2022. 9781950354306 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Two friends each … Continue reading

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The Line in the Sand by Thao Lam

The Line in the Sand by Thao Lam. Owlkids Books, 2022. 9781771475709 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? All the adorable little monsters are playing … Continue reading

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A Disaster in Three Acts by Kelsey Rodkey

A Disaster in Three Acts by Kelsey Rodkey. HarperTeen, 2022. 9780062994493 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic fiction/romance What did you like about the book? Saine Sinclair needs to complete a documentary … Continue reading

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Attack of the Black Rectangles by Amy Sarig King

Attack of the Black Rectangles by Amy Sarig King. Scholastic, 2022. 9781338680522 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: ARC (9/22 pub date) Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? What do you … Continue reading

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