Category Archives: *Starred Review

Wings of Ebony – J. Elle

Wings of Ebony – J. Elle, Denene Millner Books/ Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534470675 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Arc from 2020 Genre: Magic What did you like about the book? 17-year-old … Continue reading

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When Langston Dances by Kaija Langley, illustrated by Keith Mallett

When Langston Dances by Kaija Langley, illustrated by Keith Mallett. Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534485198 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book?  “Langston liked … Continue reading

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 Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau

 Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau. First Second, 2021. 9781250300614 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Graphic novel Genre:  Fantasy/sports What did you like about the book? Girls’ sports and friendships are the themes of … Continue reading

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A Sky-Blue Bench by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Peggy Collins

A Sky-Blue Bench by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Peggy Collins. Pajama Press, 2021. 9781772782226 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book?  How beautiful and heart-breaking to … Continue reading

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You Are My Happy by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Thomas Elliott

You Are My Happy by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Thomas Elliott.  Sourcebooks, 2021. 9781728235097 Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format:  Hardcover Genre:  Picture book What did you like about the book?   Baby Turtle and … Continue reading

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Battle of the Butts: The Science Behind Animal Behinds by Jocelytn Rish, illustrated by David Creighton-Pester

Battle of the Butts: The Science Behind Animal Behinds by Jocelytn Rish, illustrated by David Creighton-Pester. Running Press Kids, 2021. 9780762497775 Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format:  Hardcover Genre:  Picture book What did you … Continue reading

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The Strangest Thing in the Sea And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep written by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

            The Strangest Thing in the Sea And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep – written by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler, Kids Can Press, 2021. 9781771389181  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format:  … Continue reading

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The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim

The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim. Disney Hyperion, 2021. 9781368059633 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book? Despite being much loved by her adoptive … Continue reading

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Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise – David Ezra Stein

            Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise – David Ezra Stein, Candlewick, c2018, 2021.  9781536212099 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? If … Continue reading

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Step by Step by Alice B. McGinty, illustrated by Diane Goode

Step by Step by Alice B. McGinty, illustrated by Diane Goode. Paula Wiseman Book, Simon and Schuster, 2021. 9781534479944 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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