Tag Archives: Kirkus Review

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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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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Creston’s Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine Receives Critical Acclaim

One of the most overlooked mathematical figures in history finally gets her due in a new children’s book that is receiving praise from readers and reviewers alike.  First-time children’s book author Laurie Wallmark introduces children to the mathematician credited with … 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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The Shark Whisperer from Scarletta Junior Readers

Look out for this action-packed story of adventure, fantasy, and humor that reveals the wonders of ocean and marine life published to coincide with Earth Day (April 22) and World Oceans Day (June 8) After his most klutzy move ever,  … Continue reading

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Kirus: “An excellent and absorbing cautionary tale”

Kirkus and Booklist recently reviewed Lily and Taylor, a riveting novel about two girls whose newly minted friendship gives them the courage to stand up to an abusive boyfriend. Kirkus starred review:  “This no-holds-barred, suspenseful examination of domestic abuse serves as a … Continue reading

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Kirkus Review: The Secrets of Stonehenge from Frances Lincoln

Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site from so far away? How did they raise the enormous stones to their upright positions? What was Stonehenge used for, and who … Continue reading

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Kirkus Review: HOW TO WARD OFF WOLVES

In celebration of Halloween what better way is there than spending the day reading to little ones about how to ward off wolves, outwit witches and get rid of ghosts? Kirkus reviewed this children’s book with clever text and whimsical illustrations that is sure to  help … Continue reading

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