Category Archives: War

War by José Jorge Letria, illustrated by André Letria

War by José Jorge Letria, illustrated by André Letria. Greystone Books, 2021. 9781771647267 Rating : 3.8 Genre : Poetry What did you like? A good beginning for an examination and discussion of war through poetic text and illustrations. The blacks, … Continue reading

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The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay

The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2021. 9781665900911 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? This compelling World War II … Continue reading

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We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad, with art by Martina Heiduczek

            We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad, with art by Martina Heiduczek, A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9781665904223 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback ARC (published 2/2022) Genre: … Continue reading

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My Name is Bana by Bana Alabed, illustrated by Nez Riaz

My Name is Bana by Bana Alabed, illustrated by Nez Riaz. Salaam Reads: Simon and Schuster, 2021. 9781534412484  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover biography What did you like about the book? Bana Alabed (Syrian … Continue reading

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How War Changed Rondo by Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv

How War Changed Rondo by Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv. Enchanted Lion Books, 2021. 9781592703678 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? This is an amazing book … Continue reading

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Enduring Freedom – Jawad Arash and Trent Reedy

Enduring Freedom – Jawad Arash and Trent Reedy, Algonquin Young Readers, (9781643750408), 2021  Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Joe Killian, 19, is … Continue reading

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What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows?: True Stories of Imagination and Courage by Heather Camlot, illustrated by Serge Bloch

What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows?: True Stories of Imagination and Courage by Heather Camlot, illustrated by Serge Bloch. Owlkids, 9781771473620, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about … Continue reading

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War Stories by Gordon Korman

War Stories by Gordon Korman. Scholastic Press, 2020. 9781338290202  Format: Uncorrected Proof Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Realistic and Historical fiction What did you like about the book? There are two parallel stories … Continue reading

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What If Soldiers Fought With Pillows? True Stories of Imagination and Courage – Heather Camlot, illustrations by Serge Bloch

    What If Soldiers Fought With Pillows? True Stories of Imagination and Courage – Heather Camlot, illustrations by Serge Bloch, Owlkids Books, Inc.,  9781771473620, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  What … Continue reading

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The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham and Karim Shamsi-Basha, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham and Karim Shamsi-Basha, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2020. 9781984813787 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Biographical fiction What did you like about the book? Amidst … Continue reading

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