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Category Archives: Reviews

A Kirkus Star for You Are Two!

You Are Two (By Sarah O’Leary; Illustrated by Karen Klassen,  9781771470735; Owlkids Book; Trade Cloth, Picture Book; $14.95), Sarah O’Leary’s follow-up to this spring’s You Are One, has received a Kirkus Star for fall! O’Leary combines her charming narration with … Continue reading

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Bad Girls of Fashion Gets a Kirkus Star!

Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga has received its first glowing starred review. Kirkus calls it a “probing look at influential women in fashion history,” and notes that “richly detailed and engagingly written, Croll’s captivating … Continue reading

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Mom, Dad, Our Books and Me in The New York Times

Danielle Marcotte and Josée Bisaillon‘s beautiful book about books, Mom, Dad, Our Books, and Me, has received a great review in the April 10th issue of The New York Times! Gorgeous and sophisticated, this book doesn’t just preach about the … Continue reading

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Little Chickies/Los Pollitos Featured in Kirkus and SLJ!

Susie Jaramillo’s innovative, bilingual, accordion-style board book adaptation of one of the most popular nursery rhymes in the Spanish-speaking world has received a Kirkus Star and coverage in School Library Journal! Kirkus calls Little Chickies/Los Pollitos “a thoroughly engaging, ingeniously … Continue reading

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Everyone Loves Blanche Hates the Night!

Blanche does NOT want to go to sleep, and she’ll do anything and everything to chase away the moon and wake up the sun. She sings. She bangs on her drum. She somersaults. She gets yelled at by her mother. … Continue reading

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The New York Times Reviews Tokyo Digs a Garden

  Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano and illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka was reviewed in the March 11th issue of The New York Times! Reviewer Paul O. Zelinksky calls the story “a thing of beauty,” and describes Hatanaka’s pictures … Continue reading

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Knock! Knock! Who’s There? A True “Out-of-the-Box Reading Experience”

Kaori Takahashi’s innovative picture book Knock! Knock!, with pages that also flip and unfold up and down instead of just left and right, is receiving critical acclaim for its design and heartwarming story. This charming tale follows a little girl … Continue reading

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It’s All Stars for The White Cat and the Monk

The White Cat and the Monk, Jo Ellen Bogart’s adaptation of the anonymous ninth century Irish poem “Pangur Bán”, has received starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Quill and Quire, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly! This delicately beautiful story is … Continue reading

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4 Children’s Books to Read for Black History Month

Observe Black History Month this year by checking out these books that celebrate black culture and history. GIVE ME WINGS: HOW A CHOIR OF FORMER SLAVES TOOK ON THE WORLD Cybils Blogger Literary Award Young Adult Non-Fiction finalist “With faith … Continue reading

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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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