Category Archives: *Starred Review

Snail Trail by Ziggy Hanaor, illustrated by Christos Kourtoglou

Snail Trail by Ziggy Hanaor, illustrated by Christos Kourtoglou. Cicada Books, 2023. 9781800660311 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Not all who wander are lost, … Continue reading

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Race Against Death: The Greatest POW Rescue of World War II by Deborah Hopkinson

Race Against Death: The Greatest POW Rescue of World War II by Deborah Hopkinson. Scholastic Focus, 2023. 9781338746167 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC, published April 2023 What did you like about … Continue reading

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Epic Animal Journeys: Navigation & Migration by Air, Land and Sea by Ed J Brown and Ziggy Hanaor

Epic Animal Journeys: Navigation & Migration by Air, Land and Sea by Ed J Brown and Ziggy Hanaor. Cicada Books, c2022, 2023. 9781800660298 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like … Continue reading

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Missing Dead Girls by Sara Walters

Missing Dead Girls by Sara Walters. SourceBooks Fire, 2023. 9781728234137 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Genre:  Thriller What did you like about the book? Sara Walters is a young writer but it … Continue reading

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Kind Crocodile by Leo Timmers

Kind Crocodile by Leo Timmers. Translated by Bill Nagelkerke. Gecko Press, 2023. 9781776574704 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Board Book What did you like about the book? Kind crocodile finds himself in the rescue … Continue reading

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City of the Dead (City Spies 4) by James Ponti

City Spies: City of the Dead by James Ponti. Aladdin, 2023. 9781665911573  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Action/Adventure What did you like about the book? City Spies are at it again … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz: a true story retold for young readers by Jeremy Dronfield

            The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz: a true story retold for young readers by Jeremy Dronfield. Quill Tree Books, 2023.  9780063236172 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you … Continue reading

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The Moon Tonight: Our Moon’s Journey Around Earth by Jung Chang-hoon, illustrated by Jang Ho

The Moon Tonight: Our Moon’s Journey Around Earth by Jung Chang-hoon, illustrated by Jang Ho, translated by Paige Morris. Blue Dot Kids, 2023. 9781737603252 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you … Continue reading

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Wildoak by C. C. Harrington

Wildoak by C. C. Harrington, drawings by Diana Sudyka. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338803860 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Historical fiction What did you like about the book? Maggie is so afflicted by … Continue reading

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The Bear and the Wildcat by Kazumi Yumoto, illustrated by Komako Sakai

The Bear and the Wildcat by Kazumi Yumoto, illustrated by Komako Sakai. Gecko Press, c2008, 2011, 2023 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Bear … Continue reading

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