Category Archives: Writing

The Story of a Story by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Hadley Hooper

The Story of a Story by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Hadley Hooper. Neal Porter Books, Holiday House, 2021. 9780823444915 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives – written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives – written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, Graphix/ Scholastic, 2021. 9781338784855 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format:  Hardcover graphic novel Genre: Humor What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Touch and Trace 123 & Touch and Trace ABC by Harriett Evans, illustrated by Jordan Wray

Touch and Trace 123 & Touch and Trace ABC (My First Home Learning Series) by Harriett Evans, illustrated by Jordan Wray. Tiger Tales, 2021. 9781680106787, 9781680106794 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  4 Format:  Board book … Continue reading

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How to Build a Story… or, The Big What If – by Frances O’Roark Dowell, illustrated by Stacy Ebert

How to Build a Story… or, The Big What If  – by Frances O’Roark Dowell, illustrated by Stacy Ebert, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781534438422, 2020 Format: Hardcover, 117 pages Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did … Continue reading

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Fern and Otto: A Story About Two Best Friends by Stephanie Graegin

Fern and Otto: A Story About Two Best Friends by  Stephanie Graegin. Schwartz & Wade, 9780593121306, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  Although this intricately … Continue reading

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A Book For Escargot – Dashka Slater, illustrations by Sydney Hanson

   A Book For Escargot – Dashka Slater, illustrations by Sydney Hanson, Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 9780374312862, 2020  Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) … Continue reading

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Alphamaniacs: Builders of the 26 Wonders of the World – by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

      Alphamaniacs: Builders of the 26 Wonders of the World – by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Candlewick, 9780763690663, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about … Continue reading

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The Power of Her Pen : The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne – Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by John Parra

 The Power of Her Pen : The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne – Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by John Parra, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2020. 9781481462891 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) … Continue reading

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Brave the Page: A Young Writer’s Guide to Telling Epic Stories – Rebecca Stern & Grant Faulkner

  Brave the Page: A Young Writer’s Guide to Telling Epic Stories – Rebecca Stern & Grant Faulkner, introduction by Jason Reynolds; Viking; (9780451480293), 2019 Format: hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: biography What did you like about the book?  Brave … Continue reading

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Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids by Elizabeth Haidle

   Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids by Elizabeth Haidle, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9781328801531, 2019 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the book: “What makes a … Continue reading

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