Category Archives: *Starred Review

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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This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, Candlewick Press, c2012, 2022 (first board book edition). 9781536228052  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Board book What did you like about the book? A little … Continue reading

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Nothing is Little by Carmella Van Vleet

Nothing is Little by Carmella Van Vleet, Holiday House, 2022. 9780823450114  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Contemporary Fiction What did you like about the book? At age 12, Felis is short, … Continue reading

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Lost by Sam Usher

Lost by Sam Usher, templar books/ Candlewick Press, c2021, 2022 (first U.S. edition). 9781536226645 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? A young boy wakes … Continue reading

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Ruffles and the Teeny, Tiny Kittens by David Melling

Ruffles and the Teeny, Tiny Kittens by David Melling, nosy crow, c2021, 2022 (first U.S edition). 9781536227468  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? The … Continue reading

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If You Read This by Kereen Getten

If You Read This by Kereen Getten. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593174005 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Brie has been coping with grief … Continue reading

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NO! Said Custard the Squirrel by Sergio Ruzzier

NO! Said Custard the Squirrel by Sergio Ruzzier, Abrams Appleseed, 2022.  9781419755248 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Custard the Squirrel is, in fact, … Continue reading

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Patti at the Music Shop by Vítek Mecner

Patti at the Music Shop by Vítek Mecner. Translated by Irena Takahashi. Albatros, 2022. 9788000065977 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Realistic What did you like about the book? Patti loves … 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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the Flamingo by Guojing

            the Flamingo by Guojing, Random House Studio, 2022. 9780593127315  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover graphic novel What did you like about the book? This nearly wordless graphic novel tells the story … Continue reading

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