“a delightful take on the new baby trope . . .”
Sitting down with author-illustrator Emma Giuliani’s oversized picture book In the Garden is, from the outset, a giant welcome into the world of gardening.
“How to Read a Book is a gem. Children and adults will want to return to it often for its full-hearted celebration of the power of stories, words, and images.”
“the story follows the normal Cinderella trope until readers reach the unexpected climax, at which young readers get a fresh perspective on what living happily ever after can mean.”
Brooklyn Bailey, the Missing Dog is a true story. Yotam and Emile are bothers who live with Ima, their mom.
Warren the 13th and the Thirteen-Year Curse, the final entry in the amiable Warren the 13th trilogy, finds the titular hero confronting hard prospects.
“Malo and the Merry-Go-Round is a feel-good story with wonderful captivating artwork that will be an instant favorite.”
“Makes graduating to big kid pants fun.”
“An easygoing book to match the easygoing spirit of the sloth as portrayed by Dawnay, If I Had a Sleepy Sloth is a gentle choice to ease into a peaceful naptime.”
“As a fairy tale collection, this is similar in style to Hans Christian Andersen. As an artwork collection, it mirrors surreal painters like Leonora Carrington.
”Sad and beautiful, My Bison is a book to fall in love with, a book to share, a book to help smooth over the sting of loss after investing so much time, energy, and love into somet
“Clara the Rhino and her tale of friendship and loyalty are sure to enchant readers of all ages, and the entire family will enjoy following Clara’s journey across
“The illustrator tries hard to make up for the text’s plodding quality with winsome details and colorful characters.”
Martin Luther King Jr.: Little People, Big Dreams starts out with a young Martin standing on a box in a long black robe, preaching to his family and friends.
With this slim chapter-book tale of a well-intentioned troublemaker, Annie Barrows (of Ivy and Bean fame) and illustrator Sam Ricks have hit a solid homerun.
“Small Mercies isn’t intended to educate readers on details about South Africa as much as it’s intended for the reader to experience the multifaceted reality of So
“A beautiful picture book about the importance of memories we create with friends that will be a favorite at read-aloud time.”
“This is a book to be savored, each page a minor masterpiece in mood.”
“Garden Jungle as a piece of art is original and noteworthy.”
Nikki Grimes gives a new slant to the perennial bedtime battles in Bedtime for Sweet Creatures.
“The Heart of a Whale is a winner for a library, beach house, or a bookshelf in a land-locked world.”
“Bolivar Eats New York offers a great exposure to the variety of a city that hosts one of the largest international populations in the world.”
“Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys fictional technology, smart characters, and pages that practically turn themselves.”
“another delightful crayon story . . .”
“hilarious wordplay . . .”
The delightful characters of Yam and Donkey return for more hilarious wordplay in You Loves Ewe.