Category Archives: Family

Bhai For Now by Maleeha Siddiqui

Bhai For Now by Maleeha Siddiqui. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338702095  Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date 10/4/22) Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Eighth grader Shaheer Atique … Continue reading

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Leila, the Perfect Witch / Leila, la brujita perfecta by Flavia Z. Drago

Leila, the Perfect Witch (9781536220506) / Leila, la brujita perfecta (9781536225389) by Flavia Z. Drago. Candlewick Press, 2022. Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee

Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee. Random House, 2022. 9781984830258 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Having spent her entire life in … Continue reading

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Chester Keene Cracks the Code by Kekla Magoon

Chester Keene Cracks the Code by Kekla Magoon. Wendy Lamb Books, 2022. 9781524716004 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Mystery What did you like about the book? Endearing characters and a mysterious puzzle … Continue reading

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My Dad is Always Working by Hafsah Dabiri, illustrated by Arwa Salameh

My Dad is Always Working by Hafsah Dabiri, illustrated by Arwa Salameh. Kube, 2022. 9780860378419 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Realistic/religious What did you like about the book? Abdullah hardly … Continue reading

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Some Daddies by Carol Gordon Ekster, illustrated by Javiera Mac-lean Alvarez

Some Daddies by Carol Gordon Ekster, illustrated by Javiera Mac-lean Alvarez. Beaming Books, 2022. 9781506460567 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic picture book What did you like about the book? Daddies of … Continue reading

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I Can See You by Rosemarie Avrana Meyok, illustrated by Michelle Simpson

I Can See You by Rosemarie Avrana Meyok, illustrated by Michelle Simpson. Inhabit Media, 2022. 9781772274202 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Board book Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Loving … Continue reading

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Me and the Family Tree by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin

Me and the Family Tree by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin. Sourcebooks, 2022. 9781728242491 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Paperback Genre: What did you like about the book? We are all … Continue reading

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This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian

This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian. Balzer + Bray, 2022. 9780063086029 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Annalie is the little … Continue reading

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Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia. Candlewick Press, c2007, 2022. 9781536225198 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? “Anna Hibiscus lives in … Continue reading

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