Category Archives: Folklore

A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee

A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee, Clarion, 2022. 9780358469988 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book? 17-year-old Miuko is kissed by a demon … Continue reading

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From Dust, A Flame by Rebecca Podos

From Dust, A Flame by Rebecca Podos, Balzer + Bray, 2022. 9780062699060 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic folklore (Jewish)/fantasy What did you like about the book? On the morning of … Continue reading

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The Song of the Nightingale by Tanya Landman, illustrated by Laura Carlin

The Song of the Nightingale by Tanya Landman, illustrated by Laura Carlin, Candlewick Studio, 2020. 9781536217681 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  When the … Continue reading

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Putuguq & Kublu and the Attack of the Amautalik! by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Danny Christopher. Illustrated by Astrid Arijanto

Putuguq & Kublu and the Attack of the Amautalik! by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Danny Christopher. Illustrated by Astrid Arijanto. Inhabit Media, 2022. 9781772274196 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Paperback graphic novel Genre:  Realistic fiction … Continue reading

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Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba, illustrations by Miho Satake

Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba, illustrations by Miho Satake; translated from the Japanese by Avery Fischer Udagawa, Yonder/Restless Books, 2021. c2011. 9781632063038 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre: Folklore/Supernatural What did … Continue reading

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Tamarind and the Star of Ishtar by Jasbinder Bilan

Tamarind and the Star of Ishtar by Jasbinder Bilan. Chicken House, Scholastic, 2022. 9781338769432 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: ARC (publication April, 2022) Genre: Magical realism What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow

A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow. Quill Tree Books, 2022. 9780063043435 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC (published February 8th, 2022) Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? This … Continue reading

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The Dreamweavers by G. Z. Schmidt

The Dreamweavers by G. Z. Schmidt. Holiday House, 2021. 9780823444236 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? Chinese folklore and the mystery of dreams combine in … Continue reading

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Moon Pops by Heena Baek

            Moon Pops by Heena Baek, Owlkids, 2021. 9781771474290 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? It’s a sweltering hot night and no one … Continue reading

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Blancaflor, The Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America / Blancaflor, La heroína con poderes secretos: Un cuento de Latinoamérica by Nadja Spiegelman, illustrated by García Sánchez

Blancaflor, The Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America (9781943145553) / Blancaflor, La heroína con poderes secretos: Un cuento de Latinoamérica (9781943145577) by Nadja Spiegelman, illustrated by García Sánchez. Introduction by F. Isabel Campoy. Spanish translation by María … Continue reading

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