Category Archives: Family

My Dad is a Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Dapo Adeola

My Dad is a Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Red Comet Press, 2022. 9781636550114 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Fantasy/humor What did you like about the … Continue reading

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All You Need by Howard Schwartz,  illustrated by Jasu Hu

All You Need by Howard Schwartz,  illustrated by Jasu Hu. Neal Porter Books, Holiday House, 2022. 9780823443291 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  This … Continue reading

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Dad’s Girlfriend and Other Anxieties by Kellye Crocker

Dad’s Girlfriend and Other Anxieties by Kellye Crocker. Albert Whitman & Company, 2022. 9780807514214 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4 Format: Paperback ARC Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Ava and her … Continue reading

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I Am a Baby by Bob Shea

I Am a Baby by Bob Shea. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536218329 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Humorous picture book What did you like about the book? Sleepy parents and ambiguous siblings will … Continue reading

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Hello, Goodbye by Kate Stollenwerck

Hello, Goodbye by Kate Stollenwerck. Spark Press, BookSparks, 2022. 9781684631452 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback (ARC) Genre: Realistic Fiction  What did you like about the book? Fifteen-year-old Hailey  is expecting to have … Continue reading

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Meant to Be by Jo Knowles

Meant to Be by Jo Knowles. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536210323 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Ivy and her family have recently moved … Continue reading

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Who Takes Care of You? by Hannah Eliot, illustrated by Jade Orlando

Who Takes Care of You? by Hannah Eliot, illustrated by Jade Orlando. Little Simon, 2021. 9781665905800 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Board Book Genre: Picture books What did you like about the book? This … Continue reading

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A Grandma’s Magic by Charlotte Offsay, illustrated by Asa Gilland

A Grandma’s Magic by Charlotte Offsay, illustrated by Asa Gilland. Random House Kids, 2022. 9780593376003  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Oh, this book is going … Continue reading

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Geraldine Pu and Her Cat Hat, Too! by Maggie P. Chang

Geraldine Pu and Her Cat Hat, Too! (Ready to Read Graphics) by Maggie P. Chang. Simon Spotlight, 2022. 9781534484719 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Genre: Early reader/graphic novels What did you like about … Continue reading

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Welcome Home by Aimee Reid, illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh

Welcome Home by Aimee Reid, illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh. Beach Lane Books, 2022. 9781534438866 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic picture book What did you like about the book? Poetic rhyming text … Continue reading

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