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Category Archives: Reviews

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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The Flat Rabbit

Flat Rabbit from Owlkids has received some fantastic reviews!  Check out this recent review from New York Times Sunday Book Review online on November 26, 2014. Click here for the full review:  http://tinyurl.com/o94mutg The Flat Rabbit Trade Cloth, Picture Book … Continue reading

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Reviews for Something About A Bear & What Every Child Needs To Know About Punk Rock

Something About A Bear Author: Jackie Morris, Illustrator: Jackie Morris Publisher:Frances Lincoln $17.99, 9781847805164 With huge, richly detailed pictures (who knew watercolors could make so many different kinds of brown?) and a lucid and near-poetic text, Morris describes the lives … Continue reading

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Any Questions? by Marie-Louise Gay from Groundwood Books

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay’s new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who … Continue reading

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Publishers Weekly Reviews The Misshapes from Polis Books

“Writing as Flynn, first-time novelists Stuart Sherman and Elisabeth Donnelly make a strong debut with this trilogy opener, set in a world populated by superhumans. Fifteen-year-old Sarah Robertson can control the weather with her emotions and yearns to attend Hero … Continue reading

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Wheels of Change from Creston Books

“Gr 4–6—Emily Soper is a 12-year-old who lives in a time of transformation. She sees big changes coming in Washington, DC in 1908—from women’s suffrage to the invention of the automobile. She is even going through a time of personal … Continue reading

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