Category Archives: Emotional Issues

Summer Camp Critter Jitters by Jory John, illustrated by Liz Climo

Summer Camp Critter Jitters by Jory John, illustrated by Liz Climo. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9780593110980 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5 Format:  Hardcover Genre: Picture books What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Zadie and the Stripey Sock by Barbara Nye

Zadie and the Stripey Sock by Barbara Nye. Penny Candy Books, 2021. 9781736031926  Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Advance Reader Copy Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? Zadie is … Continue reading

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Sad, Sad Bear – Kimberly Gee

   Sad, Sad Bear – Kimberly Gee, Karyn Lee (jacket design), Beach Lane Books, 9781534452718, 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Genre: Inspirational  What did you like about the book? From the … Continue reading

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Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone. Crown, 2020. 9781984829665 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Quan relates his road to a Youth Detention Center through … Continue reading

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The Obsession by Jesse Q Sutanto

The Obsession by Jesse Q Sutanto. Sourcebooks Fire, 2021. 9781728215167 Format: ARC (2/21 pub date) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Delilah has to walk on … Continue reading

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Way Past Jealous / Way Past Sad – Hallee Adelman, illustrations by Karen Wall

Way Past Jealous – Hallee Adelman, illustrations by Karen Wall, Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807586785, 2021  Way Past Sad – Hallee Adelman, illustrations by Karen Wall, Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807586792, 2021      Format: ARC (Hardcover available April, 2021) … Continue reading

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Somebody Give This Heart a Pen – Sophia Thakur

 Somebody Give This Heart a Pen – Sophia Thakur; Candlewick Press; (9781536209921), 2020 Format: hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Genre: poetry What did you like about the book? This poetry collection has some … Continue reading

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Happy, Healthy Minds: A Children’s Guide to Emotional Wellbeing

Happy, Healthy Minds: A Children’s Guide to Emotional Wellbeing. Illustrated by Lizzy Steward. The School of Life Press, 2020. 9781912891191 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book? For … Continue reading

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Accidental – Alex Richards

      Accidental – Alex Richards, narrated by Laura Knight Keating, Recorded Books, (9781705001363), 2020.  Format: Audiobook: 9 cds, 10.25 hours Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about … Continue reading

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The Everything I Have Lost – Sylvia Zéleny

 The Everything I Have Lost – Sylvia Zéleny, Cinco Puntos Press; (9781947627185), 2020 Format: paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Genre: realistic fiction What did you like about the book? “…my diary is the … Continue reading

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