"Unusual graphics and primary colors combine with an interesting premise and a sweet ending . . ."
“Sometimes the best stories are those that do not point out the obvious but rather keep us wondering, and in this case, let us come up with our own ending.”
“Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a finger-popping slice of history that offers a peep-hole into the little-known world of a female jazz players of the 1920s.”
“The illustrator, making her American debut, shows a deft touch with pacing, as the tender story moves from morning to night.”
“Young readers will most likely anticipate further adventures celebrating this wildly unlikely pair.”
“With its understated title and placid cover image of a rosy-cheeked lion with a small gray bird on his shoulder, The Lion and the Bird is clearly not where the wild things are.
“Alien Encounter is a chapter book with plenty of mystery, quirky characters, some chills, and on-target, male-skewed humor for the elementary school set.”
Winston & George highlights a surprising friendship between a crocodile and a crocodile bird and, at the same time, an unlikely publication, capping a creative
“It is cute and funny, unique and whimsical, and has a good moral, too.”
“Ken Jennings has created a new Junior Genius Guides series for children 8–10 years of age. Children will become experts as they learn clever map and geography facts.”
“The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky offers a gentle, inspiring story of economically disadvantaged people uniting to assert their right to define beauty on their own terms.”
Sometimes there’s no explaining how a person manages to work his or her way into your heart. It just happens.
The cheerful sparrow Emma, whom readers met during her early days in Emma’s Journey, rises to the challenge of creating a new, adventurous life for herself in Paris.
Many people wonder about answers to some of life’s most basic questions, such as “Why the sky is blue?”, which can be answered from textbooks and in science classrooms and seem geared to younger, m
“. . . a picture book rich with possibilities.”
“. . . should fly off the shelves and into the waiting hearts of young readers.”
“. . . will no doubt get passed along from one preteen girl to many another.”
Cynthia Voigt’s first book in a three-book series Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things is written in the same style as Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
“. . . a fractured fairy tale, a hero’s journey, and a clever lesson plan all rolled into one.”
“Too Much Glue cleverly captures young children’s love of art, hands-on construction, and messy glue and combines it all with the wonder of boundless imagination. . . .
“. . . a timely book . . .”
“It’s clear that the creators of The Snatchabook set out to deliver a lighthearted tale, so it’s baffling . . .”
“It is wonderful to help others in need.”
Gus, the Dinosaur Bus is cute story about a dinosaur that takes children to school as if he is a bus.
“. . . a beautiful love story told in spare, riveting prose.”
“The author plants the seed for dreams of fantastic possibilities.”