"ideal for a story time . . ."
“What was the point of being different if you couldn’t be special?”
Anna Llenas’ The Color Monster: A Pop-up Book of Feelings is an adorable book for ages 3–7.
“Imaginary friends are like books. We’re created, we’re enjoyed, we’re dog-eared and creased, and then we’re tucked away until we’re needed again.”
“Witches have come a long way since 1957. None will win readers’ hearts as thoroughly as this classic.”
The Bureau of Misplaced Dads is both an homage to and a clever variation on Where the Wild Things Are; an author could do a lot worse than emulate one of the most successful child
“Maybe the Vinny you used to know isn’t quite gone. If she’s still in there, you thank her, silently. And say goodbye.”
“a thing of beauty . . .”
“When did the rules change, she wondered. When did it become bad to be good?”
Ever wondered about the birth of movies? In 1895 the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph.
"A very old woman stands at the bottom of a very steep hill. It's Voting Day, she's an American, and by God, she is going to vote. Lillian is her name."
“perfect for young children just learning America’s history, long-time history buffs, and readers who love a stroll down memory lane . . .”
How does a little Egyptian boy who comes from a family of "tomb robbers" get a chance to participate in an archaeological dig to find King Tut's tomb?
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.
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.
“in the final analysis, it’s the illustrations that rock; the story is not likely to stick with you.”
“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.”