Category Archives: *Book Review

Teddy, Let’s Go! by Michelle Nott, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi

Teddy, Let’s Go! by Michelle Nott, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi. Enchanted Lion Books, 2022. 9781592703685 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? This lovely story with … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Ready-for-School Words: 1,000 Words for Big Kids by Hannah Campbell, illustrated by Sara Rhys

Merriam-Webster’s Ready-for-School Words: 1,000 Words for Big Kids by Hannah Campbell, illustrated by Sara Rhys. Merriam-Webster Kids, 2022. 9780877791249 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4,5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango

            Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango, illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez, Random House, 2022. 9780593563977  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young & Paula Young Shelton,  illustrated by Gordon C. James

Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young & Paula Young Shelton,  illustrated by Gordon C. James. Scholastic, 2022. 9780545554657 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date 8/2/22) Genre: Memoir What did you … Continue reading

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This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, Candlewick Press, c2012, 2022 (first board book edition). 9781536228052  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Board book What did you like about the book? A little … Continue reading

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Nothing is Little by Carmella Van Vleet

Nothing is Little by Carmella Van Vleet, Holiday House, 2022. 9780823450114  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Contemporary Fiction What did you like about the book? At age 12, Felis is short, … Continue reading

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If This Bird Had Pockets by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater,  illustrated by Emma J. Virján

If This Bird Had Pockets by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater,  illustrated by Emma J. Virján. Wordsong, 2022. 9781635923865 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  In … Continue reading

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All Are Neighbors by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman

All Are Neighbors by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman. Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9780593429983 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  A girl in … Continue reading

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Herbert on the Slide by Rilla Alexander

Herbert on the Slide by Rilla Alexander. Hippo Park, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9781662640117 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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The Halloween Moon by Joseph Fink

The Halloween Moon by Joseph Fink. Quill Tree Books, 2021. 9780063020979 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Horror What did you like about the book? Even at age 13, Esther loves Halloween. When … Continue reading

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