Category Archives: *Book Review

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom / Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting – by Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom / Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting – by Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr, Alfred A. Knopf, 9780593302750 / 9780593302767, 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a … Continue reading

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Escape Book: Madam Mortell’s Haunted House – by Arthur Ténor

Escape Book: Madam Mortell’s Haunted House – by Arthur Ténor, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 9781524855925, 2021, c2019 Format: Paperback Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre: Adventure What did you like about the book? This book … Continue reading

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McTavish Takes the Cake – Meg Rosoff, illustrated by Grace Easton

McTavish Takes the Cake – Meg Rosoff, illustrated by Grace Easton, Candlewick Press, (9781536213751), c2019, 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Early chapter book What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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A Season of Flowers by Michael Garland

A Season of Flowers by Michael Garland. Tilbury House Publishers, 9780884488644, c2018, 2021 Format:  Board book  Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or Starred review)  3 Genre: Concept — Seasons What did you like about the book? Across twelve spreads, … Continue reading

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Lucas Makes a Comeback by Igor Plohl, illustrated by Urška Stropnik Šonc

Lucas Makes a Comeback by Igor Plohl, illustrated by Urška Stropnik Šonc. Translation by Založba Pivec. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823447664 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre:  Picture books What did you like about … Continue reading

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Sam Can’t Sleep by Davide Cali, illustrated by Anna Aparicio Català

Sam Can’t Sleep by Davide Cali, illustrated by Anna Aparicio Català. NubeOcho, 2021. 9788418133060 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Animals/bedtime story What did you like about the book? It’s nighttime and the … Continue reading

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The Bruce Swap – Ryan T. Higgins

The Bruce Swap – Ryan T. Higgins, Disney Hyperion, (9781368028561), 2021 Format:  Hardcover Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Picture Book What did you like about the book?   Everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, Bruce the bear … Continue reading

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The Way Back by Gavriel Savit

The Way Back by Gavriel Savit. Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. 9781984894625 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Fantasy/horror/folklore What did you like about the book? Two children from the tiny village of Tupik … Continue reading

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Let’s PLay! A Book About Making Friends – Amanda McCardie, illustrated by Colleen Larmour

Let’s PLay! A Book About Making Friends – Amanda McCardie, illustrated by Colleen Larmour, Candlewick Press, 9781536217650, 2021 Format:  Hardcover book Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Picture book  What did you like about … Continue reading

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Good Dog: Herd You Loud and Clear by Cam Higgins, illustrated by Ariel Landy

Good Dog: Herd You Loud and Clear by Cam Higgins, illustrated by Ariel Landy. Little Simon, 2020. 9781534479074 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Animal fiction  What did you like about the … Continue reading

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