“Again, but Better is a fun idea. Who doesn’t like a love story with time travel and a chance to do things over again—and do them the right way?”
Theodore Boone: The Accomplice by John Grisham has a lot going for it.
“Aimed at a middle-grade audience, readers on the lower end of that spectrum may find portions of the book . . . a bit too mind-bending and twisty.
“[C]heerful, funny . . . Perfect balance of text to art . . .”
“An engaging story with endearing characters and a gentle touch on the larger themes of loss and change make for a valuable read.”
Dogs are running hither and tither, wild and free, as playful and mischievous as Elliot Elam’s scene on the cover of Christopher Reid’s Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs.
“What’s Your Favorite Bug? is a creative stand out, a little collection so full of personality that the reader will be tempted to look fo
“Sometimes agreeing to be friends and roommates is the family structure that will be the most emotionally successful . . .”
“The Yellow Suitcase is truly a touching glimpse through a multicultural window into what would otherwise be a very private world.”
“This funny picture turns the ‘counting sheep’ story on its head.”
“Floaties, sand bucket, and shovel optional, The Quiet Crocodile Goes to the Beach is all about enjoying an outing with friends.”
“Stay, Benson! might be the perfect picture book.”
“Ruskin and Blake, though living over a century apart, remain intellectual simpaticos and well-matched creative partners, making The King of the Golden River a fabulous classical s
“My Island is the perfect soothing antidote to a busy day.”
“Parents looking for an uplifting bedtime (or anytime) story, would do well to grab a copy of Little Taco Truck.”
“The book aims to be truly helpful, including an index of topics, and a recipe for growing your own bean plant.”
“My name is Theo and I live in a small town by the sea. A town just like any other, full of ordinary people like you and me. People we might not pay much attention to at first.
"We expect some silliness to be on hand for picture books, but How to Walk an Ant isn’t merely silly, it goes much further: It’s absurd."
Don’t Wake the Tiger begins right out of the gate as the tiger on the cover sleeps with eyes shut tight. A red sticker invites us to “Watch the faces change!” Intriguing.
With exquisite ink and oil illustrations and simple prose, artist and author Chen Jian Hong tells the ancient Chinese tale about a man-eating tigress who takes vengeance on humans because her cubs
“The mix of poets, styles, and topics makes for a collection that will prompt children and their parents and teachers to grab paper and pencil—or laptop and mouse—to try writing their own ‘
“a lot of fun, enlivened by Farley’s artwork. Charlotte is a bunny scientist you’ll find yourself cheering for!”
“Share this entertaining and informative picture book with young readers for discussion about women’s rights and the many ways women and girls were (are) held back and discouraged from doin
“Who is this picture book for? Any child would find it a horror story about a destructive father and a mother who can't keep herself or her son safe.
“This book can be read over and over, because there is always something new to see in the art, and the puns are so punny. . . .