Category Archives: Death

Calling the Wind by Trudy Ludwig,  illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi

Calling the Wind: A Story of Healing and Hope by Trudy Ludwig,  illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi. Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9780593426401 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like … Continue reading

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The Bear and the Wildcat by Kazumi Yumoto, illustrated by Komako Sakai

The Bear and the Wildcat by Kazumi Yumoto, illustrated by Komako Sakai. Gecko Press, c2008, 2011, 2023 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Bear … Continue reading

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Chloe’s Lunar New Year by Lily LaMotte, illustrated by Michelle Lee

Chloe’s Lunar New Year by Lily LaMotte, illustrated by Michelle Lee. Harper, 2023. 9780063076518 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  Chloe and her little … Continue reading

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Dadaji’s Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, illustrated by Ruchi Mhasane

            Dadaji’s Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, illustrated by Ruchi Mhasane, Levine Querido, 2022. 9781646141722 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Under the tutelage of … Continue reading

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The Unofficial Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife by Ziggy Hanaor and Laura Winstone

The Unofficial Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife by Ziggy Hanaor and Laura Winstone. Cicada, 2022. 9781800660120 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  Cheekily narrated by … 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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Fire on Headless Mountain by Iain Lawrence

            Fire on Headless Mountain by Iain Lawrence, Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House, 2022. 9780823446544 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre: Thriller/Mystery What did you like about the book?  Eleven-year-old Virgil, his sister … Continue reading

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Four for the Road by K. J. Reilly

            Four for the Road by K. J. Reilly, Atheneum, 2022. 9781665902281 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5++ Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? Asher Hunting’s mother was killed … Continue reading

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Tell Me What Really Happened by Chelsea Sedoti

            Tell Me What Really Happened by Chelsea Sedoti, Sourcebooks Fire, 2022. 9781492673057  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback ARC (published 4/2023) Genre: Mystery/Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? Five … Continue reading

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