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Category Archives: Reviews

Mighty Media Kids Kicks Off the Official Blog Tour of The Ugly Dumpling

The Ugly Dumpling, Stephanie Campisi’s adorably delicious spin on the classic fairy tale, has seen some great press this month. San Francisco Book Review notes that “Children will love the story and its emphasis on the beauty of individuality, while … Continue reading

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Wordless Wonder Sidewalk Flowers Continues Its Winning Streak

Sidewalk Flowers continued its streak of critical acclaim by being named one of the Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2015 by the New York Times last week.  In an earlier article, a New York Times reviewer remarked, “I’d give this … Continue reading

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A Year Without Mom Strikes a Heartfelt Chord With Reviewers

A Year Without Mom is a powerful and starkly illustrated memoir that follows 12-year-old Dasha as she navigates the tricky waters of family life, school, and friends. All of this set against the backdrop of politically charged Moscow in the … Continue reading

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Monster Needs Your Vote!

Election season is here and Monster is ready to vote! But why cast your ballot when you can run for president instead? With speeches, debates, and a soapbox or two, Monster’s newest tale is a campaign encouraging kids to take … Continue reading

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Starred Review: We Are All Completely Fine from Tachyon

“This complex novel—scathingly funny, horrific yet oddly inspiring—constructs a seductive puzzle from torn identities, focusing on both the value and peril of fear. When enigmatic Dr. Jan Sayer gathers survivors of supernatural violence for therapy, she unwittingly unlocks evil from … Continue reading

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Groundwood Books & Highlights/Boyds Mills Press/Calkins Creek listed on Bank Street Best of 2015

THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE at Bank Street College of Education strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year. The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2015 Edition includes more … Continue reading

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The Slippers’ Keeper from Groundwood Books

School Library Journal April Review April. Gr 2-4–This exquisitely illustrated picture book describes the life of Joe Purdon, who devoted his life to the preservation of the showy lady’s-slipper, an orchid native to North America. When he was 13, Purdon … Continue reading

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Prickly Jenny from Owlkids Books

Hello! Angela here from the PGW Berkeley marketing team. I really want to tell you all about a book that resonates with me this week titled Prickly Jenny from Owlkids Books. The last two weeks with my almost four year … Continue reading

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Seaver the Weaver

We are thrilled that Seaver the Weaver was included in Betsy Bird’s review, February 16, 2015, on School Library Journal’s A Fuse #8 Production Blog, as part of a 2015 trend watch piece on spiders and flies. Pull Quote: “Ever … Continue reading

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A Kirkus Starred Review for Sidewalk Flowers from Groundwood Books

A starred review from Kirkus is a wonderful way to start the New Year!  We love this heartwarming wordless picture book releasing February 23, 2015. “A child in a red hoodie and a man on a cellphone navigate an urban … Continue reading

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