Category Archives: Family

I Feel Safe by David McPhail

I Feel Safe by David McPhail. Holiday House, 2022. 9780823450725 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Realistic fiction/parenting What did you like about the book? A child is awakened in the … Continue reading

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Merci Suárez Plays It Cool by Meg Medina

Merci Suárez Plays It Cool by Meg Medina. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536219463 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  As she begins 8th grade … Continue reading

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Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn.  Clarion Books, HarperCollins, 2022. 9780358536895 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback graphic novel What did you like about the book? Molly and her brother, Michael, … Continue reading

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If You Read This by Kereen Getten

If You Read This by Kereen Getten. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593174005 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Brie has been coping with grief … Continue reading

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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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