Category Archives: Family

Violet and the Pie of Life by Debra Green

Violet and the Pie of Life by Debra Green. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823447558 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Twelve year old Violet loves … Continue reading

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Go Be Wonderful! by Donna Gephart, illustrated by Francesca Chessa

Go Be Wonderful! by Donna Gephart, illustrated by Francesca Chessa. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823445110 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Picture book What did you like about the book? When Daisy is born, … Continue reading

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Clouds: Life’s Big & Little Moments by Angie & Alli Simpson, illustrated by Lucy Fleming

Clouds: Life’s Big & Little Moments by Angie & Alli Simpson, illustrated by Lucy Fleming. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 9781534439535, 2020 Format: Hardcover picture book Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Picture book … Continue reading

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Amina’s Song by Hena Khan

Amina’s Song by Hena Khan. Aladdin, 2021. 9781534459885 Format: ARC (3/21 pub date) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Amina, a Pakistani-American middle schooler, has just … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Coming to Santa’s for Dinner? by Tomie dePaola

Guess Who’s Coming to Santa’s for Dinner? by Tomie dePaola. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, (9781534466494), 2004 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Picture Book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Julián at the Wedding by Jessica Love

Julián at the Wedding by Jessica Love. Candlewick, 2020. 9781536212389 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Fantasy picture book What did you like about the book? A very sweet follow up to the … Continue reading

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the Time of Green Magic – Hilary McKay

     the Time of Green Magic – Hilary McKay, Margaret K. McElderry, (978153446276), 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: Magical fiction What did you like about the book? When Abi’s … Continue reading

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Families Belong – written by Dan Saks, illustrated by Brooke Smart

    Families Belong – written by Dan Saks, illustrated by Brooke Smart, Rise x Penguin Workshop, 9780593222768, 2020 Format: Board book Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 What did you like about the book?  A celebration … Continue reading

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Our Subway Baby: The True Story of How One Baby Found His Home by Peter Mercurio,  illustrated by Leo Espinosa

    Our Subway Baby: The True Story of How One Baby Found His Home by Peter Mercurio, illustrated by Leo Espinosa, Dial Books, 9780525427544, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book … Continue reading

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The Tiny Mansion by Keir Graff

The Tiny Mansion by Keir Graff. Putnam, 2020. 9781984813855 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Dagmar is stuck in a tiny house in the … Continue reading

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