Spencer Quinn’s new book is Woof, and Woof is a delightful contribution to children’s literature. Quinn has written a book that is bound to become a classic.
“Stephen Tomecek and Fred Harper together succeed in making Earth science fun.”
As an author of picture books and a longtime teacher, this reviewer approached I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard with both interest and trepidation.
“this coloring book falls flat.”
"Jennifer Gray Olson's Ninja Bunny is sure to delight young warriors of all stripes."
“Middle-school girls with a fanciful flair will snap up this novel . . .”
Eve Bunting has had an astonishingly successful career, having published over 250 works of fiction and nonfiction.
“in the final analysis, it’s the illustrations that rock; the story is not likely to stick with you.”
Where are My Books? is a mystery starring young Spenser, narwhal fanatic, bibliophile, and—after his beloved books begin disappearing from his bedside shelf—amateur sleuth.
“this book may be the trigger to inspire a child to learn more.”
Sometimes growing up can feel like a race you’ll never win. But in this gentle story from Canadian author Sarah Ellis, a preschooler’s older sibs give him a chance to catch up.
“I Don’t Like Koala delivers on its promise.”
“They can pretend to be worms, butterflies, snails, and any other creature that captures their imaginations.”
Times have changed in the quarter century since Lesléa Newman first published Heather Has Two Mommies. Twenty-five years ago Newman could not find a publisher for the book.
“Of Child's many gifts, perhaps the greatest is her ability to imbue her characters with unforgettable voices.”
“a magical journey.”
“a real treat for children and adults who love to learn about dinosaurs.”
“Readers will delight in the beauty of the story, inspiring children between the ages of 5–7 to look beyond what they see at first glance and to appreciate the world around
“With its understated story of conflict resolution, The Olive Tree offers adults a valuable opportunity to discuss with children the importance of respect for all.”
“As with their previous work, Winter Bees hums with a glorious trio of lyrical poetry, vibrant artwork, and natural science explained in crisp prose.”
“The emphasis of this book is that love has no boundaries.”
“How would it feel to hide an enormous, important, life threatening secret from your friends, your neighbors, and maybe even members of your own family?”
"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.”