Category Archives: Illustrator

Teddy, Let’s Go! by Michelle Nott, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi

Teddy, Let’s Go! by Michelle Nott, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi. Enchanted Lion Books, 2022. 9781592703685 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? This lovely story with … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Ready-for-School Words: 1,000 Words for Big Kids by Hannah Campbell, illustrated by Sara Rhys

Merriam-Webster’s Ready-for-School Words: 1,000 Words for Big Kids by Hannah Campbell, illustrated by Sara Rhys. Merriam-Webster Kids, 2022. 9780877791249 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4,5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young & Paula Young Shelton,  illustrated by Gordon C. James

Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young & Paula Young Shelton,  illustrated by Gordon C. James. Scholastic, 2022. 9780545554657 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date 8/2/22) Genre: Memoir What did you … Continue reading

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If This Bird Had Pockets by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater,  illustrated by Emma J. Virján

If This Bird Had Pockets by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater,  illustrated by Emma J. Virján. Wordsong, 2022. 9781635923865 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  In … Continue reading

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All Are Neighbors by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman

All Are Neighbors by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman. Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9780593429983 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  A girl in … Continue reading

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Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison

Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison, Crown Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9780593306345  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: … Continue reading

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Mum, Me, and the Mulberry Tree by Tanya Rosie, illustrated by Chuck Groenink

Mum, Me, and the Mulberry Tree by Tanya Rosie, illustrated by Chuck Groenink, Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536220353  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Rhyming … Continue reading

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Starlet Rivals (Bollywood Academy, #1) by Puneet Bhandal

Starlet Rivals (Bollywood Academy, #1) by Puneet Bhandal. Lantana, illustrated by Jen Khatun, 2022. 9781913747909 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Bela loves to … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story, Please by Kyoko Hara, illustrated by Kazue Takahashi

Tell Me a Story, Please by Kyoko Hara, illustrated by Kazue Takahashi. Museyon, 2022. 9781940842660 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? (Synopsis) Yuka is … Continue reading

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The Mouse Who Carried a House On His Back by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

The Mouse Who Carried a House On His Back by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536216790 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about … Continue reading

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