Category Archives: *Starred Review

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom / Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting – by Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom / Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting – by Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr, Alfred A. Knopf, 9780593302750 / 9780593302767, 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a … Continue reading

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The Way Back by Gavriel Savit

The Way Back by Gavriel Savit. Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. 9781984894625 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Fantasy/horror/folklore What did you like about the book? Two children from the tiny village of Tupik … Continue reading

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Oscar’s Tower of Flowers – Lauren Tobia

Oscar’s Tower of Flowers – Lauren Tobia, Candlewick Press, 9781536217773, 2021 Format:  Hardcover book Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Genre: Picture book  What did you like about the book? A book with no words … Continue reading

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My First Book About Ramadan: Teachings for Toddlers and Young Children – Sara Khan, illustrated by Ali Lodge

My First Book About Ramadan: Teachings for Toddlers and Young Children – Sara Khan, illustrated by Ali Lodge, The Islamic Foundation, 9780860378303, 2021 Format:  Board book Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  What did you … Continue reading

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We Want to Go to School! : The Fight for Disability Rights – Maryann Cocca and Janine Leffler

We Want to Go to School!:  The Fight for Disability Rights – Maryann Cocca-Leffler and Janine Leffler, Albert Whitman & Co., 9780807535189, 2021  Format:  Paperback ARC Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  What did you … Continue reading

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A Complicated Love Story Set in Space – Shaun David Hutchinson

A Complicated Love Story Set in Space – Shaun David Hutchinson, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, (9781534448537), 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: Science fiction / Romance What did you … Continue reading

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Tell Someone – Debra Kempf Shumaker, illustrated by Tristan Yuvienco

Tell Someone – Debra Kempf Shumaker, illustrated by Tristan Yuvienco, Albert Whitman & Co., 9780807577691, 2021 Format:  Paperback Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Genre: Picture book  What did you like about the book?  Growing … Continue reading

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Noah’s Seal – written and illustrated by Layn Marlow

Noah’s Seal – written and illustrated by Layn Marlow, Candlewick, 9781536218510, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book?  What an adorable book! Noah goes … Continue reading

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Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent – by Matthew Burgess,  illustrated by Kara Krame

Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent – by Matthew Burgess,  illustrated by Kara Kramer, Enchanted Lion, 9781592703166, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book biography What did … Continue reading

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Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham

Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham. Roaring Brook Press, 2021. 9781250798350 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Genre:  Realistic/picture books What did you like about the book? How do you explain the Covid-19 pandemic to … Continue reading

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